Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sad Scottish Soldier


I made this atc last night and it just sort of unfolded into this sad image of a very distracted (or focused) man. He seems as if he's seen too many battles ....

(Thank you Lumilyon for the beautiful collage image of the soldier.)

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

wonderful -- goes along with the Wilfred Owen post I had on my blog this week...

Lumilyon said...

Kimmie! It's wonderful to see the soldier from England in an artwork so far away. This is a beautiful, thoughtful piece x

Beth W. said...

Your Scottish soldier makes me think of The Flower of Scotland song. I had the privilege once of standing in a small circle with Scottish friends on the tiny Isle of Arran as one sang this a cappella. Her clear voice gave me chills. Here are the lyrics:

Flower of Scotland

O Flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again,
That fought and died for
Your wee bit Hill and Glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.
And Autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
That stood against him
Proud Edward's Army
And sent him home again
Tae think again
Those days are past now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's Army
And sent him home again
Tae think again.
O Flower of Scotland
When will we see Your like again,
That fought and died for
Your wee bit Hill and Glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

Note: The woman singing was a Highlander, born and bred.

ooglebloops said...

Love the words - they suit him perfectly!!!

Christine said...

Wow -- your image and sentiment produce a powerfull statement. Beatufiul!

Gaby Bee said...

A really fabulous card! Love the whole layout!
Gaby xo