Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gothic Arches - End of Summer


Yes we all have to face the fact that summer is indeed coming to an end. The Gothic Arches challenge this week is to create a piece that signifies that fact. the beginning of school was always the end of summer for me even though it wasn't officially. Shopping for back to school meant shopping for Fall and Winter clothing. The days seemed shorter and cooler, the freedom of summer had ended and it always seemed like Hallowe'en was just around the corner.

26 comments:

Femmy said...

Beautiful Heather!! She looks happy to go to school again! I hated going back, at least the first couple of days.

WendyK said...

Great idea Heather, fabulous arch

Dawn said...

Aah those were the carefree days Heather!
This is a great arch and such a great schoolgirl image!

Have a nice night

Dawn

Stempelchaotin said...

Great idea Heather. Wonderful arch. Love this Girl.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

I love this-Your art always perks up my day!
smiles-chris p

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous and great take on the theme.

vintage wil said...

what a beautiful arch !!! i love the collors.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great arch Heather, love the colours and the whole mood of it. That image is one of my favourites, - she just looks so ready to go back to school! (unlike me lol)

KardKrazy said...

I love the vintage school photo you've used, Heather.
(I thought for sure this week's theme would be "school," and even put some stuff aside for it:)

Sanja said...

love the image:0) beautiful arch Heather!

Viola said...

Great arch, Heather! So lovely!

Ed said...

I love your idea - and how you put it all together!

Kris Dickinson said...

Heather, what an adorable arch and just perfect for the theme!

Faye said...

What a wonderful arch, Heather. Just gorgeous.

Sherry said...

Oh it was always so sad when Labour Day rolled around...school shopping was done, first day outfit and new shoes and socks all ready -- we gauged it by the CNE and then Labour Day and it just felt "over", even if the calendar said it had a few more weeks to go!!

I love your arch Heather -- this is wonderful -- this little girl looks so ready to head back with her abc and the class photo!!

Lucy said...

I always had such mixed emotions about summer, but the reality of it was I loved the tradition of school shopping, the allure of brand new notebooks and pens, the fun of seeing all my friends once again, and the comforting knowledge that cooler days were ahead with the holidays not far behind. Love your interpretation of this theme :)

Mary-Beth said...

this is gorgeous Heather, I love all the details you've included. I hated going back to school because it meant the fun was over. LOL

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Judy said...

Great take on the theme, Heather, your colours and images are brilliant!
JudyNZ

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful arch Heather! She's an appropriate image for this week :) I love this piece! Congrats on your Blog award; you deserve it!

friedaquilter said...

What a lovely arch, so nostalgic and exactly capturing that end of summer feeling!

Happy Daze said...

Just amazing as always I love to look at your work

Rosie said...

You've got this just right! The autumnal colours, that back to school feeling ... perfect!

Taina said...

This is fantastic!

Karen Owen said...

I love this arch. You captured the back to school feeling so well with the colors and image.

Nancy Dooren aka Nans said...

Oh this one is great!! Love all of it!!!