Three Muses and Street Team Crusade #39

Three Muses’ challenge is to use a quote or quip and I recently discovered the monthly Street Team Crusade challenge site using snowflake masks and thought I’d combine the two.  The “Crusade” directs one to gesso the page, paint acrylics, and then use hand cut snowflakes as masks, later incorporating the cut snowflake into the page as well.  I then added a quote from Walter Scott, ” We build statues out of snow & weep to see them melt.”

Way more poetic than “making mountains out of molehills”….one of my specialities.



Filed under challenge, Visual Journal

16 responses to “Three Muses and Street Team Crusade #39

  1. Gail, thanks for coming to play withy us this month. Hooray for Braving the Elements, and for managing to do two challenges with one spread. Love the quote!

  2. Good for you – two for one. Very nice. I really like the sentiment. It’s a nice addition.

  3. Hope you didn’t get too cold playing with all that snow! My fingers are freezing just thinking about it (or is that just because the temperature in this house is way below what it should be?). I love the simplicity of this, for although clearly a great deal of work has gone into it, it still retains the sense of purity – rather like snow!

  4. Sandy

    Wow really gorgeous. Love it.

  5. Gorgeous color and texture to these pages!

  6. Bev

    These are beautiful pages, and the quote is so true. (Tiger Woods comes to mind). Thanks for sharing the process of creating, and thank you for participating in our challenge this week.

  7. Love your pages and the quote is so insightful.

  8. Love seeing your art in the journal along with the quote — so beautiful!

  9. Hi Gail,nice to meet you via the Crusades. I like what you have done, and really like the quote, which I have not seen before. I hope you get to play again.

  10. Wonderful quote and beautiful artwork – what more could we ask for. I read my friend Bev’s comment above and I am still trying to work out how Tiger Woods fits into it all! Hmmmmm. I think that will keep me awake tonight. I can’t pick up a phone and call Bev because she says she can’t understand my Australian accent!!

  11. Love the soft blues and the quote!!


  12. great quote for this lovely spread

  13. Beautiful quote and pages!

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