Saturday, 14 October 2017

A visit to the dark side.

A visit to  darker inner places today.
 I think we can all have those kind of days,
 when everything seems too much for us and we just want to hide in the dark.
Well the page may reflect days  of despair  and soul searching but I can assure you that I enjoyed creating the page for

and Elke's theme of Landscapes of the Soul.
There is nothing better to lift my spirits than slapping and splashing paints and inks on a bare page.

I used this quote.....
Deep into the darkness peering,
long I stood there, wondering feeling,
doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.

On the left is how my mixed media  page began with watercolour washes and brusho powders that I allowed to run over the page. The result looked like a dark, moody wood.
Just the place where these two witches [paper cut outs TH]  would lurk  as they get ready to scare folk on Halloween night.  The words  were computer generated,  the web and cat were also digital additions.

Thank you for calling in today, you are always welcome here.

I am adding a reminder for the current 
Try it on Tuesdays theme, '  Its Halloween Time'
all the information is Here.


  1. the dark season and Halloween match the theme of soulscape!
    Your varnish and color splashes for the background is a fabulous idea, I must remember! Your journal is wonderful and thank you for linking to AJJ. I love your style very much!
    The quote is touching and beautiful ... Meggy!
    I wish you a nice Saturday, greetings Elke

  2. I think the dark side is my fave place to be, at least at this time of year. Gorgeous journal page, love the colours. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. This background is fantastic for this special project! WOW! Yes we all have our dark space in the soul....
    Hope you feel better meanwhile after the injection and you can enjoy your Saturday!
    Thank you for yet another AMAZING entry for AJJ - the Halloween theme at TioT rocks - super to see so many participants again!
    oxo Susi

  4. Cool Halloween page. THose TH witches are the best! And I do love how you made those trees. :) Nice and spooky. Happy rest of your Saturday. HugsErika

  5. Ooh very moody with the brushos on this one
    Amanda x

  6. It's such a lovely piece, Yvonne. I am so impressed, but most of all, I liked the digital cat that seemed frightened of the witches. It's a lovely AJJ entry and a great page in your art journal.

  7. Beautifl Halloween card, my friend! I love the scene and the spider web!

  8. A wonderful page and I think we have all been there at times.... Glad you had fun creating this though, it looks fabulous!

  9. This looks great. I love Halloween artwork.

  10. dark side is creepy but a great desingn.xx [aNNie]

  11. What a fabulous spooky forest you created, it's the perfect witches hang out 😁. I love the way you created the tree trunks from the drips - amazing! I hope creating this page lifted your spirits, thinking of you and wishing you well 😁. Big hugs J 😊

  12. What a spooky and stunning card! Fantastic images and great brusho background!
    Mar xx

  13. what a spooky page,its fantastic with the witches.
    happy new week.

    hugs jenny

  14. Fantastic page! I just love the background with the brushos splatters and drips, looks almost like a cauldron boiling over! The witches are fabulous and that quote is such a wonderful choice! Love the kitty at the bottom, she's on high alert for sure! Have a great weekend Yvonne, sending hugs :)

  15. What a fantastic inky background and the witches look right at home - brilliantly eerie!
    Alison x

  16. Lovely moody background Yvonne bit like the skies here today thanks to Ophelia! Your ladies look great against it x

  17. I just love everything about this piece! The colors, the drips and the vintage witches!

  18. A fabulous page, the background's great and I love the images.
    xxx Hazel.

  19. This background is terrific, Yvonne, quite frightening in these colours. That looks like a bad cat but maybe he is just practising for Halloween. By contrast the witches look friendly, but maybe they are just pretending, like the cat.

  20. Wow, what a great backgrund. Beautiful page!
    Greetings Carola

  21. Your dark days page looks fabulous with the background you made and all the better with your cat and cobweb as great additions! Hugs,Chrisx