Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Cicada

Here is another page in my tree journal. It has a lot of stamps that I have received on packages from Malaysia. They have the most beautiful stamps. Birds, flowers, fruit.  I drew the cicada in the middle of a prepainted page. Then addes the quote by John Berger. "Do you know the legend of the cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because while they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to."
Happy Animal Wednesday to everyone. Don't delay writing the poems you are thinking about. I would hate to think of you sitting in our trees whining about poems never written.

14 comments:

Teri C said...

What a wonderful creative idea Lisa. It does seem such a shame not to use those beautiful stamps. Love the quote also.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a wonderful way of saving the stamps and seeing them often. Lovely drawing and quote.

steviewren said...

That quote is a beautiful thought. I like the way you've incorporated some many things. It makes a thoughtful page.

Mim said...

very interesting - never knew that quote.

Laure Ferlita said...

Sweet pages, Lisa! I love the quote and the use of the stamps!

I save the stamps then have a hard time reusing them.

Katiejane said...

That is a good cicada and a very pretty page. I did not know that quote before. How fitting.

Lynn said...

I promise not to whine!
Lovely stamps and drawing!
Poem too!
Great journal pages!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a gorgeous page. You have such a beautiful, creative mind. I love the whole presentation.

Julie said...

Oh, this is so cool, Lisa! What a fantastic idea and creation! I rarely get a desire to write a poem, but now I will definately think about the cicada if I ever do again!!! These pages in your journal are just wonderful!!!!! I think the journals you have made are really sparking your creativity even more...you are on fire, girl!!!

studio lolo said...

I love love love this! Blue as a center color is perfect, and you KNOW I have a bunch of stamps that I use in collages.

This is really beautiful.

quietpaths said...

I guess they are very loud? I watched a Miss Marple movie once and they mixed in the Cicadas so loudly that you couldn't hear what the actors were saying! I really like that quote and the way the page looks; great idea with the stamps.

Caroline said...

Oh lovely - aren't those stamps gorgeous - I have a whole bunch I'm keeping for that 'special' piece! Wonderful quote - love that that they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet! The Cicadas in my garden are sooooooooooooo noisy - there must be an awful lot of unfulfilled poets out there!

Q said...

Fun post...
love the creative way you used the stamps.
Sherry

Margaret Ann said...

This may well be my most favorite page of yours... It speaks to me on so many levels. I love your illustration, those exotic stamps, and that absaolutely magnificent quotation. Well done! :)