Our hostess this week is Louise Granlund who selected the theme “Patriotism” and made this beautiful arch.

I chose the theme of Patriotism because we are celebrating the 4th of July this weekend in the United States. Our neighborhood will be filled with flags waving from front porches. We will go to the parade our community puts on every 4th of July and young and old will be waving flags as the parade passes by. I always cry when the various veterans groups walk by and eveyone stands and applauds them. At night we’ll watch the fireworks display at the local high school.

Patriotism is a universal theme — love of one’s country. Or maybe it’s a country you’ve visited and have a close affinity to. Whatever the case, share your gothic arches saluting a country close to your heart.

You may see more of Louise’s beautiful artwork on her blog:



16 Responses

  1. Happy 4th of July holiday everyone!!
    Tami R.

  2. brilliant work I’ve looked at

    Here’s mine from England


    Thanks for looking

  3. Here is my arch:


    Thanks for selecting my mermaid for the sampler. How cool! Yipee!!! I love this challenge site. The artwork is so varied and fun.

  4. I had to lean on Virginia Woolf for this one! πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping in. My entry is posted on my blog.

  5. Love your theme this week Louise…

    here is my arch honoring my Dad (and some thoughts about my son)


  6. I have been watching the challenges and kept telling myself I was going to play but when I saw the challenge was Patriotism I had to participate. http://inkastamps.blogspot.com/
    Inka πŸ™‚

  7. I am new to this challenge but have made this attempt

  8. Here’s mine!

  9. Still in spirit of the July 4th – my challenge for the new week. Thanks.

  10. I enjoyed getting all red, white and blue for this one!


  11. Thanks for a wonderful challenge. Here is my peace arch:

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