Monday, 10 June 2013

Home




Home means a lot of things, my house is my home, my sanctuary.  However I have a real pull to the area where I spent my childhood and which still is my spiritual home.  I grew up mainly in small contry towns.    I had a blessed childhood roaming the bush and the valleys and riding with my brother and sister along little country roads.  When I was living in Europe, I would get very homesick for the bush and ocean, and when it got to the point of not being able to see crashing waves on TV without bursting into tears, I knew it was time to return.  While I don’t live near my childhood home I know it is within reach.

I had started this water colour in my art journal a while ago and decided to finish it for this challenge.  I was so pleased with it that I couldn’t bear to write or add embellishments, so I scanned it and added them in Photoshop!

I am entering this in Susi’s Art-Journal Journey's monthly challenge.  The prompt this month is ‘home’ of course!

5 comments:

  1. Oh Sharon that looks like I feel when I am thinking of New Zealand.. fresh green fab blue!

    AWESOME!
    What a great childhood.. no wonder that you won´t life in any other country...

    blessings! Thank you so much for this fantastic entry..
    I love hybrid pieces... sometimes we have to do hybrid .. I made this a few times also...

    good to have different media to express our creativity and feelings!

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  2. WOW,this looks fab,the green fresh backround is wonderful,Awesome.

    Greetings Jeannette

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  3. It is so luscious...almost like a rich, green oasis! Beautiful!

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  4. wow this is fabulous! Love the colors and the poem is beautiful!
    Groetjes Karin

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