Monday, 18 May 2009

Peace

You really do need to click on this picture to see it properly!
Gothic Arches had a theme of 'Peace' this week. It seems such an age since I entered an arch into a challenge so thought I would give this one a go - it will then become another page in my gothic arch book!

The quote 'Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of God' seemed apt and I tried to construct the arch around it.
I collaged the two Forces statues (obtained from Google!), the background was stamped with versamark ink and I cut up a paper flower for the 'petals'. The tiny beaded wire angel was one of several of varying sizes brought home for me by my Mum some time ago when she went on a visit to Prague - she says every time she sees these angels she remembers how her wheelchair bumped across the cobbled streets!
I am not completely happy with this effort - it has been so long since I have had any ideas and this has not turned out as well as I'd hoped. There appears to be something missing but don't know what!
Hope the inspiration returns soon.

15 comments:

Pattie said...

Lovely idea for peace you portrayed it beautifully ! You'll never walk alone lalalala (couldnt resist lol)

Faye said...

Viv, I think this is a beautiful interpretation of the theme Peace. And the saying is one that I believe in. Your little beaded angel at the top is like icing on a cake.

Jan said...

This is simple and beautiful Viv - it doesn't need anything else x

Maureen said...

Lovely Viv, well set up.

Flippinpest said...

Great idea Viv resulting in this lovely piece of work. Well done!

Ang C said...

A lovely arch

Martina2801 said...

Wonderful and lovely Arch !

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful arch!!

Judy said...

I think your arch is perfect a wonderful take on the theme, Viv, says so much about 'peace'!
JudyNZ

nancy said...

Wowee!! This is really beautiful. You know I would tell you if I thought it needed something more, but I don't think it does. I'm amazed by the quote. It's wonderful.
I think this is totally great!

Ellen said...

what a lovely angel ( and the memories attached to it) I like your petals in the wind.
the quote is so right for this wonderful creation

lena said...

Wonderful arch leaving you thinking! Lovely angel in the top too...

Anne said...

Wow! I can't think of anything to ad without destroying the symmetry of this fabulous arch, great work Viv

Debby said...

I think it's perfectly lovely as it is.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always, Viv!
Hugs, Vanja