Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge - Stars

When I was young it seemed as though I worked for stars. Teachers would affix them to schoolwork that they deemed excellent. Sunday school teachers would lick them and add them to attendance charts. Music teachers would add them to sheet music if I had actually practised during the week and played well during my lessons. Not getting a star meant disappointment and guilt. I was thinking about these feelings as I created this gothic arch and added the stars to it. This is my entry for the Gothic Arch challenge this week.

25 comments:

Lynifyni said...

Absolutely stunning, Heather! And yes, stars filled our childhood in many ways...you put together a gorgeous piece of art. LynnF

Sandy said...

Oh Heather this is my favorite PW Girl. This is an awesome arch. Love them.

Julie said...

Oh, so beautiful, Heather! This work of art is worthy of ever so many stars!!! Your creations are so lovely--I remember being so happy whenever I got stars on my work, too--thanks for bringing back that little forgotten tidbit! Thank-you, too, for your visit and for the very sweet things you said--you made my day!

Martina2801 said...

I would like to say I adore your fabulous creative arch, Heather!

Astrid Maclean said...

Being a teacher I have to say, you must have been a star pupil Heather. (Now why does that not surprise me?) Love the vinatge feel of your arch and that Paper Whimsy image is one of my favourites.

Jan said...

Paper Whimsy girl...my fav one! And the compostion is adorable! I just love this!!!!!!

Terri said...

Your Arch is wonderful and your story is spot on about the disapointment we as children felt if we didn't get a star! I went with you on that walk down memory lane.

Ginger said...

Gorgeous Heather your stars theme so beautiful!

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous Heather!

Lorraine said...

like the colours you use in your work very autumnal..I used to get stars for English but never maths...we have gold stars on the bannister that my sons have put there..they look nice so going to leave them there

Basement gal said...

Well gold star to this work of art - top of the class.

Rhonda said...

This is fabulous, Heather. This is a gold star piece! Cheers!

lorhen82 said...

Beautiful! Heather, you always have the best stories to go along with your artwork! ~Lori

Limar said...

Yes, I remember the stars too :) Beautiful arch! :)

Willy said...

Beautiful and lovely arch, Heather!

Lena said...

Lovely - gorgeous image!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is beautiful Heather! Wonderful arch and your memories of the stars. I can actually remember how those sticky-stars tasted, too. ICK! Love ya - Marilyn

Lynn said...

Same here Heather, I loved to get those gold stars :) I am loving your arch, such a great theme you chose.

Rein said...

Fabulous vintage arch!

Kersten said...

Gorgeous arch, Heather! :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just darling Heather! I love the image and vintage look. Always love your collage work! :)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Ever thoughtful and sweet creations Heather, you express yourself so beautifully in artwork and in words!
oxo

LiveArt said...

Wow Heather, your arch is gorgeous!! Love your composition and choice of elements!! Brilliant work!!!

Linda

Amy said...

I love the clock charm!! A sweet little masterpiece!!