Village Story

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I captured some art time today and put together a journal page for the Cities and Villages challenge over at Mix-it-Monthly and the quotes challenge at Art-Journal-Journey.  One of my favorite older reads is “Haunted Mesa” by Louis Lamour.  A writer of western US stories, this book a  departure for him in that it dealt with spirits in the landscape rather than cowboys.  The quote I used for this journal page is from him.

“I think of myself as a troubadour, a village story teller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.”  Louis Lamour

Using one of my gelli prints from the Lightening Up, I created the village buildings.  Old book pages, a sketched campfire and some words printed from my computer and sprayed with misty spray finished the piece.  I like the idea of singing and story telling in the shadow of a campfire, what better thing to do.  Makes a nice village story don’t you think?



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  1. Love this one very much, just fantabulous! Hugs, Valerie
    Glad to see you are finding time for some fun!

  2. Good page. This is what I love about the gelli prints, they are so usable!

  3. Great quote … love the page.

  4. Nancy S. says:

    Oh yes I do think so! As always, love the colors!

  5. I want to live in this village you have created. You can’t go wrong with the gelli. Instant love.

  6. I love that there is literally and figuratively a story behind the village:-)

  7. froebelsternchen says:

    I just want to live in your fantastic village Corinne! AWESOME!
    Thank you for a wonderful entry to Art Journal Joureny!

  8. wonderful art journaling… the gelli houses are just perfect for this!

  9. Your work is so free and so different.
    Look at these houses! – can you imagine walking into a village like that? – I would want to run and skip through the street.
    It’s a great quote too, stirring the imagination.

  10. Your use of bright and happy gelli prints made this a wonderful village I’d love to visit. And a campfire seems like the perfect time to tell stories about that village, too. Oh, what stories I imagine those buildings could tell!

  11. oh what stories you could tell! like the quote. and the fire!

  12. Fabulous post Corrine!
    You make me want to run out and get that book
    AND light a campfire to sit and enjoy too.
    Lovely village you created with perfect words too!

  13. If I phocus I see the Danish flag on the top in the middle of your picture, (red with a white cross) -or rather many Danish flags …. I know it is not on purpose, Corrine, but fun !! Love your gorgeous houses, and the qoute,shining on the green papers -a wonderful art piece !!
    Dorthe, xo

  14. Corrine I want so sit by your side and tell stories the whole night, what could be better than that 😉 your colorful city invites my eyes too and the warmth of the fire so good for my soul, haha…what a wonderful piece!!

  15. kampysgirl says:

    What colors!! I love that quote Corrine- great page! xo

  16. what a wonderful, colorful village-love this!

  17. Such a great village, Corrine! Buy, what I love also is that you and my son have something in common–Louis Lamour! I have taken the liberty of sharing your art with my son on his “wall.” This really made me smile!

  18. love, love, love it…and thank you for sharing!

  19. the quote conveys a beautiful image matched by your art

  20. lovely colours

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