Sunday, 15 July 2012

Summer of Color - Watermelon Ice

Boo hoo :(
It's the last week of creative inspiration
and artistic fun

It's been fantastic fun
and I have been amazed at all the
different interpretations of the weekly
ice cream flavour prompt.

This week the flavour is........

Watermelon Ice.
Those are chocolate chips rather
than melon pips!

I did another double page 
spread in my Moleskine,
using the love poem 
'Strawberries' by Edwin Morgan, 
which is largely obscured by 
my rather large strawberry 
but is as follows,

"There were never strawberries
like the ones we had
that sultry afternoon
sitting on the step
of the open french window
facing each other
your knees held in mine....."

it goes on 

"the blue plates in our laps
the strawberries glistening
in the hot sunlight
we dipped them in sugar
looking at each other
not hurrying the feast
for one to come
the empty plates
laid on the stone together
with the two forks crossed
and I bent towards you
sweet in that air
in my arms
abandoned like a child
from your eager mouth
the taste of strawberries
in my memory
lean back again
let me love you

let the sun beat
on our forgetfulness
one hour of all
the heat intense
and summer lightning
on the Kilpatrick hills

let the storm wash the plates"

Thank you, Kristin, for another
6 weeks of wonderful fun :)



craftattack said...

Lovely pages, like the poem too. Pity SOC is over, but now I will have time to get to work in my journal again.... Valerie

misteejay said...

Love the shades you have used and what a super poem.

Great pages.

Toni xx

Jewels said...

Slurpa-licious Jo - worthy of your last one. I've enjoyed seeing all your creations. J

Denise said...

Perfect color!Boy,does that make Me want strawberries.Great art! Denise

Giggles said...

Beautiful!! Love your strawberry! Really nice job!

Hugs Giggles

sugar Creek said...

UM yummy!! Love this big strawberry, that is my favorite fruit!

Miss Iowa said...

This is so gorgeous. The color is lovely and the poem...ooh la la! I think I need me a man, and I need me some strawberries. LOL

missy k said...

Hi Jo

What a beautiful poem and beautiful pages to match....

I'm really going to miss these weird ice colour flavoured prompts!

btw Hope the D of E went well :) It was good weather here at the weekend... pouring, dark and cold here today :(

I really am becoming weather obsessed!


SusieJ said...

Beautiful artwork and a beautiful poem (unknown to me so thank you!!).
Hugs xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Your pages is gorgeous Joanna. Love it. And the poem with it, marvelous.
Lovely greet'Marja

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous journal page - I love the strawberry - beautifully drawn, and I love the poem too.

Shahrul Niza said...

Lovely strawberry poem!. Beautiful penmanship :), and of course HAPPY colors!. Hugs.

Elisabeth R said...

Yummy! :) Love that strawberry, and those pages! (Love the ruffled edges of the pages in your journal too!)

BadPenny said...

So summery & gorgeous !

NatashaMay said...

This looks wonderful! I love strawberries. :)

Manon said...

This made me smile water melon strawberries :) Yum I am ready to eat them. I love the spread in your journal!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

geeze, you are making me want an ice cream cone right now!!! Wonderful art in your moleskine, Joanna! I have really enjoyed seeing you work in that little book again : )

Diane said...

Beautiful journal spread! Beautiful Art!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Your pages are wonderful and soooooo creative ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

Linda said...

What a really lovely spread and the poem is so beautiful too-thanks for sharing!

Pointy Pix said...

Firstly I love that you weren't tempted to draw a watermelon and instead chose a strawberry! This is gorgeous and I like the way you put the strawberry in front of the script! This peom is beautiful - it evokes such a strong image and makes me wish I was the person it referred to - love, sunshine and strawberries - sounds perfect!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - as always sweetie - love the pages - and yes it's been fabulous hasn't it!

Kristin said...


scarlett clay said...

I saw this beautiful piece on FB but just wanted to pop in and say how wonderful that big huge strawberry is, love it!

BJ said...

I'm sad this is all nearly over too. Really enjoyed all the colour prompts. Your strawberry drawing is amazing, feel like you could just eat it off the page. BJ

Jo Murray said...

Love it... 'let the storm wash the plates' !

Christine said...

Your pages are beautiful and go so well with the most romantic poem (sigh!)

missy k said...

I didn't sketch it!!! I wish my sketching skills were that good :)


Mandy said...

Oh...i love your strawberry....i bought the tiniest punt fir 4 dollars yesterday...not special ones either...i love them and love your journal page...and hoo ...i say we push for a winter of

Carolyn Dube said...

Stunning art! I love the way the text cradles the strawberry-which has such beautiful shading!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Is that your strawberry patch in the background, too??!
I love your journal spread. Your giant strawberry is wonderful. I will miss our Summer of Color... Kath

Netty said...

Fabulous spread. Annette x

Privet and Holly said...

I LOVE your
pages!!! You
could absolutely
make prints of
that....and the
poem makes it
that much more

xo Suzanne

PS: I read 50 Shades
of ICK, too. Felt the
same way....actually
tossed it in the garbage
when I finished it, as
that is where it belongs.

denthe said...

I am in love with your handwriting! And that poem is beautiful! Have to check out the poet ...

Sabrina said...

That strawberry is incredible!! You always choose the perfect text for your images! I really like the watermelon ice title stamped on the side, and is that a crossword puzzle peeking through the background. Finally, I love those page edges. I think I see wild and reckless on the previous page. So these all in one book? That's so fun!!

Karen Isaacson said...

gorgeous page for a gorgeous poem.

Carmen said...

Ooh I thought I commented on this one!

Just love it - pretend I said what Sabrina said ;) That strawberry is gorgeous (as are the ones for £1 at the moment in Tescos!)

Roll on next year - I had so much fun with this :)

Fallingladies said...

What a great spread and a lovely poem!

Nora CG said...

Your pages and illustration, are just gorgeous. Everything is great!!!
Have an amazing day!

Barb King said...

Perfect image for this challenge. I love strawberries, they are so beautiful when I go to the pick your own field.

Melinda said...

oh wow this is great! DEFINITELY matches the colors too! Also thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Kristin Aquariann said...

What a tasty looking strawberry! Wonderful poem, too. *dreamy sigh*

♥ aquariann
Art Update: Daisy Drawing

Janelle said...

This is another lovely page. The strawberry fits perfectly here. I like the way that you did your lettering too.

stefanie stark said...

Thank you for taking me away to this strawberry dream. What a beautiful idea and what a beautiful picture!

Diana Taylor said...

Hi again!
I just wanted to say I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award - although only recently found I have very much enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your art work.
If you don't 'do' awards then please accept my apologies and ignore me! If however you are interested then details of what to do are on my blog -

Kathy said...

Gorgeous pages... the colors are so beautiful.. that is a lovely poem too.. sad that it's over too.. have really enjoyed it..

lydiapuenteharris said...

Very lovely work-I've really enjoyed your art journal pages!