Monday, 11 February 2013


The prompt at Art Journal Journey this month is Peace.  What a big subject, my mind went into a frenzy of ideas. 

In the end I decided to do a take on peace that is true, whether it is world peace or personal peace.  Conflict arises from misunderstanding and non-compromise.  We are all the same under our surface differences, which is why I chose to illustrate a cat, bird and dog having a peaceful conversation.  They are natural enemies but they can coexist.  A calm environment helps to ease the agitated mind.  When we are calm we can talk and sort differences out, even if it is to agree on our differences!

For this page I used my new bound art journal – it the first page so the subject of peace is wonderful. I used pencils watercolour and acrylics and markers.

Linking to
Showand Tell Saturday at Artists in Blogland


  1. Oh wow Sharon -- this is stunning! I love it!
    Thank you so much for participating on
    PEACE over on

    xxx Susi

  2. Hello Sharon! I could hardly finish reading your post, I just wanted to write to you, and tell you how much I like your painting!!!
    This is absolutely fabulous! I would love to own it! Please give me a note, if it is possible to buy it from Europe. And of course the price has something to say in this too! ;-)

    Thank you for following me! I have posted the final version of my drawing now.

    Hugs Ilona

  3. Very nice, and a great subject for sure

  4. Very nice Sharon, great thoughts today.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous

  6. I adore the shades of turquoise on this piece,

  7. wow this is fabulous! and the colors are gorgeous!

  8. Oh my , how I love your page...those cute little figures! and yes it is true, if we listen to each other AND listen ;) Conny over AJJ

  9. beautiful peaceful page. I like it .

  10. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love the foggy background and the kind-off mysterious animals...

  11. In total agreement with your sentiments :) and your art is wonderful Dxx