Sunday, 11 November 2018

We will Remember...

Good Morning Creative Friends..

I'd not planned on sharing this piece but as today is Remembrance Sunday 
and the Centenary of the end of the First world War it seemed appropriate.

Inspired by the book Warhorse, I introduced those modern mechanical 
workings from the stage show into my Horse study using glue and 
gave the Horse a watercolour wash when the glue began to dry.

The journal background was created using structure paste, old brown paper 
and seed beads I'd rescued from a broken vintage necklace.

With those raised glue areas dry and highlighted with metallic pen, 
I tried to capture the silhouette of Soldiers along the horizon within the eye.. 

Painted and layered scraps of paper form the Head collar,
with brads and punched holes added for extra detail.
Brown paper, ribbon and twine give dimension to the Horse mane
graced with one single poppy OUR Symbol of remembrance.

Written words are just one paragraph taken from *For the Fallen* 
written by Laurence Binyan and one I think most have heard before.

For the past, present and future 
We WILL Remember them...

Wishing you all peace on this day of memorial.

Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with:
Art Journal Journey ~ Vintage or Modern Hosted by Erika
Creative Artiste's ~ #44th Challenge
Kirstin and Eva ~ PPF


  1. This is absolutely fabulous Tracey. Love how you created the texture, and the soldiers in the eye are a fantastic idea. This is a beautiful and very moving piece for Remembrance day, well done. Hugs, Valerie

  2. I was overwhelmed by this, Tracey. I loved the soldiers in the horse's eye, and the cross, too. I also loved the poppy. But the head collar on the horse, I was SURE was leather until I read otherwise. It was so well done. The poem was perfect, and this is an absolutely amazing piece for Remembrance Day. It is also a moving tribute to the people who died in that war. I'm so delighted you chose to share it with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

  3. What an amazing and moving piece Tracey, the detail in the eye is such a clever and imaginative touch!The actual horse drawing is brilliant too!! The background looks fabulous as well! A wonderful and worthy tribute to this special day! Wishing you a happy and peaceful Sunday!

  4. Tracy this is a moving and touching page for Remembrance Sunday. The detail you included is awesome. Your inspiration came from a wonderful book.
    However you spend this day I hope it will be a happy one.
    Yvonne xx

  5. OMG - this is out of this world! I am absolutely in awe of your steampunk horse! And a fantastic page for Rememberance Day! Thank you for joining Art Journal Journey again! Much appreciated Tracey !Happy Sunday! oxo Susi

  6. Excellent!!!
    You are an amazing artist!!!
    The eye with the soldiers reflection soul wrenching!!!

    ❤ Hugs ❤

  7. the horse itself is wonderful, but with the reflections in the eye you outdid yourself! what a fantastic idea! i also love the decoration with the poppy! great tribut to this special day!

  8. That is a fabulous piece and perfect for today's historic date. The eye detail with the battlefield is amazing. I am so pleased you joined us and shared this piece of art Tracey. I haven't read or seen the film Warhorse but I image it's very moving as I am an animal lover. Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

  9. Your horse is a masterpiece, Tracey. The detail with the image of soldier in the horse's eye is fantastic! There is no Remembrance Day in Greece. Kisses, my friend.

  10. Dear Tracey, such a masterpiece, you are fantastic!!! The glue details are superb, and love,love the soldiers in the horse eye,- what a gorgeous idea, and so well done .
    We are not celebrating this day , but the fifth of May , when we were freed .
    Tracey hope all is well my dear, you will hear from me next week -
    Biggest warm hugs to you , my friend- xoxo

  11. Amazing piece of art. Your horse is like alive. Beautiful image. :)

  12. Tracey, I am in awe of your talent, this piece is phenomenal - and so moving! So many emotions. My Dad and his two Brothers fought in WW2, each one in a different area of the military and we were so fortunate that they all came home safely, when so many did not. This is such a beautiful tribute to the armed forces - the soldiers in the eye of the horse - just incredible.... Hugs, Anne xxx

  13. LOVE this what an amazing

  14. Ah Tracey came to thank you forthe thoughtful amd kind comment on my blog and then read this wonderful tribute!!!
    .... with the incredible artistic depiction in miniature of a horse's eye.
    Soldiers and a cross over a grave.. such faithful horses must've seen much sorrowful scenes.
    The Aussie diggers who were lighthorsemen had their own Aussie breed shipped over.
    After the war some of them chose to shoot their best friend, their faithful steed, rather than leave it to run wild and prob neglect in Turkey amd other such uncertain locations.
    My grandfather was a lighthorseman but born too late for WW1 (1908).
    God bless dear Tracey.
    Such a wonderful thing to always remember and be thankful for what we have at such great cost.
    Shaz in Oz

  15. Great artwork for Remembrance Day.

  16. You are so amazing my friend, always thinking of every incredible detail to take your work to the next level. This is such a thoughtful, inspiring piece. Hugs, Autumn

  17. Wow, simply stunning! This is such a beautiful make, your attention to detail is amazing 😀. I so enjoyed following along to see how you made it too 😀. I hope you and your hubby are well and that you've had a lovely weekend, sorry I haven't visited earlier but we had an unexpected surprise with friends visiting so I now have a lot of blogging to catch up on 😉. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x

  18. Oh my word....tracey, the reflection in the horses eye is so emotive, such a fabulous idea, what a wonderful tribute to the fallen, absolutely beautiful work of art. It was an emotional day, we went to the war memorial in our town, a beautiful and heart wrenching service, the rain was lashing down all morning, but amazingly, on the eleventh hour, it stopped, the sun came out, and so did a rainbow!!!!. Hope all is well lovely lady. Xxx

  19. Wow awesome
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

  20. Thank you Tracey for sharing this incredible, amazing and beautiful piece of art. The glue and metal effect along with the detail in the horses eye is stunning. X

  21. Just had to stop by …
    I thought this was excellent, perfect for Remembrance.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  22. Beautiful Tracey. Beautiful detail and love the reflection in his eye. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  23. Such a beautiful and poignant piece of art Tracey! I love it!
    Have a lovely day,
    Alison xxx

  24. Wow ! What a beautiful way to memorialize this days events- Bravo Tracey!
    Jackie xo

  25. WOW!!! This is amazingly beautiful! Chrisx

  26. Wow what amazing detail, love this. Thanks for joining us over at

  27. Oh gosh Tracey, your piece is so beautiful and intricate. It moved me so much.
    The reflections in the horse's eye are such a heartfelt touch. Well done, it's a magnificent creation.
    Happy PPF :D)

  28. Wonderful art and beautiful words.
    Have a joyful PPF-weekend xx

  29. fantastic piece Tracey!! Love the texture and layers, and the silhouette soldiers in the horse's eye is a brilliant touch! happy PPF!

  30. I love this. Such a great piece and a great way to remember something so poignant and important. Happy PPF from Number 31 :D

  31. Tracey!!! I am so happy you showed this piece. It is simply gorgeous, with excellent techniques. The way you handled the raised areas is magnificent. It is such a striking piece of art and a beautiful tribute. I can't stop looking at it.

  32. I love it, specially the reflection in the eye. Beautiful and moving tribute!


  33. Beautiful!
    Let there be peace every day....

  34. What an extraordinary tribute, Tracey. Your horse is magnificent, with that streaming mane and the moving reflection in his eye. The rugged textures of the background are so clever to capture the grinding mud of the bleak landscape. Amazing, powerful work.
    Alison x

  35. Just having a catch up Tracey, this is absolutely stunning, wonderful textures and the reflection in his eye - as Alison said, a very moving tribute.
    Avril xx

  36. A great journal look to make us remember the cruelty of war. And the eye of the horse
    shows a mirror image of all the losses for the many families suffering. Thank you for sharing your special make with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Hugs, Susan

  37. Fantastic mixed media work! Thank you for sharing this with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!


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