Monday, March 31, 2008


For this week's challenge at Illustration Friday

I pay homage to The Peace Symbol

9 x 13 Journal Page, Book of Eve
Golden Acrylics
Ink Pen
Oil Pastels for Resist
hand carved-Peace stamp

What this piece might look like if it were a poster, under a black light.
Remember owning one of these?

photoshop redux

The PEACE symbol turns 50 years old, this April on the 4th day, 2008. "This symbol was created by a British pacifist textile designer, Gerard Holtom and made its debut in London's Trafalgar Square where many gathered to support "ban the bomb" movement and to march to Aldermaston where atomic weapons research was being done."

It was originally designed for the DAC (Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War) and was adopted as its badge for the CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) in Britain. It was later generalised to be an international icon for the 1960's anti-war movement and adopted by the counterculture of the time.

These were the times, I was present, young and impressionable.

Music to think PEACE by:

John Lennon - Give Peace a Chance

Cat Stevens - Peace Train

Salaam, Shalom, Pace, Paix, Vrede, Frieden, 和平, Paz, Ειρήνη,
Peace Out

To all my friends may you find some peace on the road of life.

"The Way I See It"


Loni Edwards said...

Awesome homage! Great job on the illo, and thank you for the you tube vids too. Peace :)

John M. Mora said...

Yes, it was an amazing time to be in the wings - impressionable - and at the cusp of adulthood.

Great post, again. Black light Pax.

K Hutchinson said...

Great homage. Love the bright colors and the circles! Wonderful post about the Peace sign!

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea! The page looks great...I am stumped on this theme...but you give me inspiration as always. AND....I love the idea of changing it up in PS for us to see! You get the creative gold star today =)

Beth L said...

beautiful! and peace back at you!

John M. Mora said...

Rent Across the Universe....the DVD.

I still have it out from Library, although I must admit Marie, a Beatles fan, can watch 30 minute parts only.

Summer of love will be 41 this year.

Irene said...

Beautiful work!

Sometimes it is hard to come by, peace - vrede. I search and sometimes find, then lose it again and search some more.

Artists With Artitude said...

I second all that was said! And yes, I recommend Across the Universe!!!

I hope that this new generation will grow up and live in real peace across the world. We have a lot to do, my friend. Thanks for the mini-lesson :)

The Sparrow's Heart said...

Andrea, I love this.. I remember my brother and sisters during this period. They were very against the war and was into peace.
The Beatles... There was an album of theirs with a green apple on it that my brother played all the time but I can't remember the title of the album.
I LOVE Cat Stevens.. Reminds me so much my brother. I hope you are having a good weekend. I am doing a post about you later this evening.
I wanted to know if you wanted to exchange links. Thanks ... nita

Rima said...

You move me, Andrea - hugs

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

i knew it was getting old, but not 50...this means i am old too..i have missed you...r

Sandra Evertson said...

Great post and Gorgeous work! Color to die for!
Sandra Evertson

Corinne said...

I love stopping by your blogs. They always make me smile. PEACE

Mauricio said...

Very good!!!

I love this post :o) Drawing, text and videos.

See you

Joy Logan said...

PEACE what a concept nowdays huh? Oh I am glad to have been part of this generation of enlightenment. Now if the world would just work on the idea of peace. Wouldn't it be a happy place,like your blog page is.

Joy Logan said...

PEACE what a concept nowdays huh? Oh I am glad to have been part of this generation of enlightenment. Now if the world would just work on the idea of peace. Wouldn't it be a happy place,like your blog page is.

Irene said...

Andrea, come pick up the Blog of Distinction Award over at my place.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Andrea, Hoping you are well friend. Just thinking of you tonight. xoxo Nita

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