Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Fearless & Fly - Prompt 1

It starts like this...

Headline Prompt:  Inventing the Future:  Where do you want to be 5, 10, 15 years from now.  What's holding you back?  What's propelling you forward?  What do you need to do or stop doing to create your future?
Color Prompt:  Warm colors (reds, oranges, pinks, yellows)
Quote Prompt:  "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."  Abraham Lincoln

I was just ready to have a play after a huge crafting break which has been immensely frustrating.  However, out of it has come a big sort out (still unfinished, but making steps in the right direction) and now I can play, with my stuff more organised and within reach.

This was my response to the prompts:

This weekend was the Jubilee (50th Anniversary) of our church.  Many people came back to celebrate the event, and the local community came in their droves to the Community Fair, but on the Sunday evening, the Archbishop's Missioner, Graham Cray - a very good speaker - challenged us to look to the future, and not rest on the laurels of the past.  I was thinking about this when I started to muse on this challenge and an old hymn came into my head - beginning.  "I know who holds the future...'.

I'm very aware that not everyone has a faith, but mine is precious to me and I titled my piece 'Future Perfect' - using the words of the hymn around the side.  I used gesso, acrylic paints, a Sharpie, stencils and inks to make my background in the requisite colours, although I wasoverwhelmed at the brightness of them, especially the yellow and had to take steps to tone it down A LOT!  The arrow is a painted journaling block from the Basic Grey Oliver range.

I do like the quote from Abraham Lincoln though, and may be tempted to have another go, using that quotation.

Thanks for looking.


Carolyn Dube said...

Fabulous page! I love not only the art of it but also the story of what inspired you and guided you as you made it! So glad you joined Fall Fearless and Fly!

missy k said...

I love the words and colours....


Jessica Sporn said...

Beautiful page. I love the arrow as your focal point. It is so beautiful how your church community and this chllenge synchronized! Thank you for joining FF&F!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE your beautifully inspired words, and how you wrote them as a border. Your layering is great, with the alphabet peaking through!

Jo said...

That is beautiful Ali and I love where the inspiration came from xx