Friday 30 December 2016

Let the light shine from within

My last page for
  Art Journal Journey
this month where Valerie's theme is Light and Darkness. 

These words by Maya Angelou got me thinking of our troubled world. 
Lets hope that in the coming year,  those that live in fear, strife and darkness,
 will find the hope and peace that they all deserve.

I am also just in time to  join  the folk over  at
Take a Word
where the theme this week is..... Lights

Happy New Year wishes everyone, I hope 2017 will be kind for  you all.

Made using Mischief Circus,
 Oscraps kits and my own elements.


  1. Your page is beautiful, and the quote is very fitting. Thanks for all your support at AJJ this month, and indeed, through the whole year. I wish you and yours all the best for the coming year, hugs, Valerie

  2. A very beautiful page Yvonne. I always love to see your journal pages and your digital skills

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. A WOWSER! Just beautiful made Yvonne!
    Thank you much for all the unique pieces you linked this year!
    oxo Susi

  4. What a great message, and beautifully illustrated. Thanks for joining our challenge, and Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and uplifting creation dear Yvonne!
    It really is special.
    So many things did not make sense as far as world events are concerned.
    Let's hope the coming year is a good one (holding breath here in the US for the next FOUR years)
    Happy New Year!
    I have enjoying connecting with you this year and look forward to more fun and sharing in 2017.

  6. A fantastic piece and the perfect quote!! Such a beautiful and serene face!
    Hope you will have a wonderful and inspiring 2017 filled with happiness and creativity!

  7. Fantastic work Yvonne, love the effect you've achieved with the candlelight on the face! Happy new year to you and your family x

  8. Lovely artwork and post - so thought provoking and your wishes for hope and peace are perfect :-). Wishing you all the best for 2017, may it be filled with love and happiness! J :-) x

  9. I am with you and have the same wish for the new year. I am a little afraid of what is coming ahead, I must say. But I a just love your page-it is wonderful way to end this great challenge. Happy New Year Yvonne. I hope yours is wonderful and I can't wait see what you create in 2017. Hugs-Erika

  10. A great page and quote, Yvonne, the face is very beautiful and the combination of colours is fantastic!
    Mar xx

  11. Gorgeous designed page, love the colours, and wishing you A hAPPy New Year...xx{aNNie}

  12. Beautiful page, Yvonne.
    Wishing you all the best for the New Year ❤

  13. This is beautiful! Love the gorgeous face image and quote. Happy New Year to you!

  14. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Yvonne!!!
    Hugs, Mar

  15. Simply stunning page, Yvonne, with a beautiful thought behind it. I really hope that we can find a way to shine a light in what seems to be an increasingly darkening world. Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

  16. Wow, this is a beautiful page.
    I wish you a happy new year!
    Greetings Carola

  17. Not sure you knew this. Maya Angelou lived in Wichita, KS for many years before moving to bigger and better cities. Her brother still lives here and shared stories of her life with us in the local newspaper. We even have a library named for her, which she dedicated. So this quote was especially poignant for me.

    The way you illustrated the quote was incredible. You are such an accomplished artist. Have an enjoyable and safe holiday. Here's to more good times in 2017.

  18. A beautiful piece with a lovely message. I love the blue candles and her fantastic hairstyle.

  19. absolutely stunningly gorgeous this is! happy new eyar to you! xo

  20. This really is beautiful - the image matches the quote perfectly! I'm not doing so well with visits so trying to catch up now! Hugs, Chrisx

  21. A beautiful art journal page which fits so well into our "lights challenge". I love everything about this piece.