Today we celebrate Veterans Day in the US. I don't know why my brain wants to write this Veteran's Day. Maybe because it is their day to be remembered, and I think of it in that possessive form?
Many of you may know this day as Armistice Day as this was the day World War I (also called the Great War) ended in 1918. Although the war ended in 1918, here in the US this day wasn't known as Armistice Day until 1919, one year after the war ended. It also wasn't a US holiday until 1938, and it didn't become Veterans Day until 1954.
In my area at least, it is a day that most companies don't include in their paid holidays so they can give their employees the day after Thanksgiving off.
I'm not sure how you memorialize or remember the Great War on this day in other countries, but I do know the poppy is a symbol for today. When I looked up poppy online for a photo, I kept finding pictures of a pop singer by that name. I have to admit I have never heard of her. Now I know I am officially retired from teaching teenagers because usually I have at least heard of most of the pop singers.
Today I have another bird page for Wendy's challenge at Art Journal Journey. I am really enjoying this challenge, and I really like my page today too.
The background is watered down pink paint with some rusty colored painted freehand circles. The fall leave image is a vellum sticker. The owl is stamped and fussy cut, and the circle was an ephemera bit on my work table that Chris sent to me last summer during the T Day ATC birthday swap. The quote is one of Alison Bomber's from Paper Artsy.
It is also day 11 at Leah's Art Everyday Month challenge. I will be linking up there also.
That's all for me today. Hope all is well with you!