Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Armistice Day

Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae

This beautiful poem was pointed out to me from Dorothy, a member of I Draw and Paint, that I belong to.  I am so glad she did.  What a poingant end to an emotional day.

Photos by Stephie Butler

These incredible images were taken by Stephie Butler who is an outstanding portrait watercolour artist in her own right and will be coming back to us next summer to hold another workshop. Check website for details. To see more of her Images visit here website www.stephiebutler.com

And to end this post in fitting style...here is my little collection of gelli prints that I have done as a lead up to this day.  The collection is called Cenenary Fields 2014 and each is approximately 6 x 6 inches.

Ghosts of Summer          Blowing in the Wind        Lest we Forget          Les Champs Sauvage                           
2 Videos to watch and created by ME
These paintings were created on a Gelli Plate that I made following this technique  and to watch a short demo on how I created Blowing on the wind click here

Stephie Butler
All of this and alot more can be learnt from me by attending one of our residental weeks here at Bandouille.  I will be  running a Gelli Plate and printing workshop next may covering lots of techiques and how to make the tools to do them.  So please click here to find out more

Catchup again with you soon.  Feel free to leave a comment both here and on youtube and tell me what you think



  1. Bix what a lovely moving post. Good luck with the gelli printing course. Though I know you don't need it as your enthusiasm and talent are always so inspiring.

  2. Thank you as always Laura......x

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