:::Greetings:::



Taking a little break…
Join us next Sunday, June 1, 2008 for a new theme at Gothic Arches. Have a great week!

:::Flourish Sampler:::



We had some fabulous flourish arches this past week! Thanks for playing!

:::Flourishes:::



Our hostess this week is Kelly Burton who has made this beautiful arch using the theme she selected “Flourishes”…what do you think of when using this as a theme? We would love to see it in gothic arch form this week! 🙂

A bit about our hostess:

Kelly is a self-taught artist who loves collage, rubber stamping, and mixed media! She finds nothing more rewarding that turning a blank piece of paper into a piece of art!

Kelly lives on an island off the west coast of Canada and loves to spend time at the beach
when not doing art.

You may see more of Kelly’s beautiful art on her blog:
http://artsyvisions.blogspot.com/

:::Viva la France Sampler:::

Gorgeous work this past week! Wonderful tributes to France! thanks for playing!

Viva la France



Our theme this week is “Viva la France” which was selected by our hostess Frieda Oxenham. Frieda made this beautiful arch for our challenge this week. We want to see your celebration of all things French in gothic arch form.

A bit about our hostess:

I’m an award winning quilt artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has won many prizes;. I’ve also become known for my ATCs and mixed media work, winning Best of Show for my Enduring, Unending ATC in the House of Cards exhition, Columbus, Ohio, 2005. My mixed media work has been published in Somerset Studio, Somerset Gallery and Sew Somerset . I also work for Alphastamps as part of their Design Team. From ATCs I’m progressed to Inchies, Itty Bitties and now Gothic Arches, which are becoming a real obsession for me!

The theme this week is Vive la France. I have an abiding love for France and the French language. France was the first country in Europe to draw up a Human Rights Declaration in 1789 during the French Revolution, based partly on the American one. It had a huge influence on human rights in the rest of Europe as well. The first line is part of my arch and translated reads: Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Notice however that women are not yet mentioned despite the fact that they played their part during the Revolution too, which is why I have featured a woman on my arch!

You may see more of Frieda’s beautiful work on her blog:
http://friedaquilter.blogspot.com

:::Chair Sampler:::



We had so many adorable chair arches this past week! Beautiful work!!!

:::Posting Link Problem:::

Last week we had a serious problem with wordpress but also with the spam filter.
Please submit your link no more than twice – if it is still NOT posting that means it has been caught in the spam filter. Sometimes when several posts are made within a few minutes it will automatically put your post into spam. Hopefully this will lead to less frustration for everyone who is participating.
You can also send an email (under FAQ’s) Thanks!