Sunday, December 11, 2016


I'm once again joining Valerie, this month's host at Art Journal Journey, with a journal page for her theme of light and darkness.

In a dramatic change from yesterday's stark black and white entry, I chose to showcase this entry in a colorful background.

I thought "Hope" deserved color, since it represents such a joyful idea.

In case you can't read it, the sentiment reads "was born in the dark."

When I found this beautiful advertisement in my mailbox, I immediately knew I had to use it.  It represents hope to me, especially after so many negative things have been written since the beginning of November.  I believe it's time to heal, and hope is the catalyst.

I painted a background with various paints and stencils.  I cut the word hope out and added it to the image.  I hope it brings the calm it gave me when I created it.

Thank you again for your wonderful thoughts, comments, and visits.  They are truly appreciated.  And please join me at Art Journal Journey where Valerie's theme is light and darkness.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page. Love the colours and that you have used 'hope' as your quote. We all need hope after what has happened lately, it gives us something to hang on to. Thanks for another lovely page for Ajj and have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A wonderful and meaningful page Elizabeth. We should never lose HOPE.

Love Chrissie xx

Rike said...

A wonderful quote, and you made a wonderful art piece of it! I also like your background very much!
Now I was reading some of your older posts, and found them all very interesting!
Rike xx

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

Where would we be without hope? A rhetorical question really. The background you created is gorgeous, love the fiery reds.

CJ Kennedy said...

A very uplifting page

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful page Elizabeth and so meaningful!
Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey! I wish you a happy start of the new week!
I ***hope*** you had have enough sleep this weekend! ♥♥♥

Krisha said...

LOVE IT!!! and so perfect for the season.

Divers and Sundry said...

I've no hope at all for political aspects of life right now, but -looking at the larger view- your picture illustrating hope does match how I feel during this season.

Have a hopeful holiday :)

Let's Art Journal said...

What a joyful and meaningful page you have created, thanks for sharing! Wishing you a great start to the week! J :-)

Meggymay said...

A very moving page , especially with your chosen word. Hope is a word that can mean so much to many folk, something we should all hang on to at all times.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

I love the deep bright colors and hope is what we need. :)

My name is Erika. said...

Love the sentiment and the page you made. I'm with you, we need some hope against all the ugliness right now. Its scary! Hope you get a little holiday spirit this week and have a good start to it too. Hugs-Erika

Jeanie said...

Hope is such a wonderful word. This year and always.

Gibby Frogett said...

Beautifully created paged Elizabeth - yes..we all need to hang on to hope.
your background is great and the colours are very warming and joyful.
Thank you for the lovely comments about my Steampunk Christmas tree.
Wishing you a lovely week.
Gill x

NatureFootstep said...

I wish I could feel HOPE, but it is hard these days :(
But I love your art, it is hopefull anyway :)