Sunday, October 16, 2016

Day 16 of 31 Days of Halloween: "Memento Mori" Wall Art by Paula!

Welcome to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello Portal Peeps!

Welcome back for Day 16 of the

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!

We're now half way through October, just 15 more sleeps until the Witching Hour...mmwahahahaha!
 If you're joining us today for the first time....we are participating as a Wicked Blogger in the annual 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!  The LCDesigners have been working hard over their crafty cauldrons cooking up SPOOKTACULAR eye candy for you to feast your eyes upon for 31 days straight!  Hop along the blog roll over there in our right sidebar all month long for lots of Halloween goodness and enter ALL your Halloween projects in our October Challenge, we have two prizes up for grabs this month! 
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We invite you to enter your Halloween projects in our October Challenge which ends October 31st at 5 to midnight so you'll be safe in doors at the strike of midnight!  You don't have to use Lost Coast Designs stamps to play in any of our activities but if you do then your entry counts as TWO!

TWO PRIZES up for grabs!

We are giving away TWO PRIZES this month so enter your rubber stamped projects in the Challenge Linky located at the bottom of the DAY 1 of 31 DOH POST for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stores!  The more entries the better the prizes so round up all your friends and join the most clawesome party of the year!   We do have some RULES so please make sure you check them out to ensure your entries are eligible to win!  

We have NEW stamps!

We unveiled new Lost Coast Designs stamps this month and you will see them in action as the LCDesigners feature them throughout the month!   Pop on over to the Lost Coast Designs site
and add them to your collections! 

"Memento Mori" by LCDesigner Paula

Paula is back today with a creeptastic wall art piece reminiscent of gravestone etchings and features the following stamps:

 Lost Coast Designs:  Skull Crown, Distressed Diamonds background from the ATC Grunge set and our Old Typewriter Alphabet set
Carmen's Veranda:  Large Skeleton Shrine
Did you know?   Memento mori means "remember that you have to die" and is a Latin expression that originates from Ancient Rome.  It was common practice for Roman generals returning home after being victorious in battle to parade in triumph through cheering crowds of citizens.  To prevent the generals from falling victim to delusions of grandeur a slave stationed behind them would say "Respice post te.  Hominem te memento"...."Look after you [to the time after your death] and remember you're [only] a man".  It was then re-used during the medieval period and continues on to this day in art..."mementos mori" are symbolic reminders of mortality and in European Christian art the expression developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife.

I love history and learning about the symbolism and meanings of words, phrases and traditions so I hope you are enjoying these little tidbits I keep throwing in for you ;0)
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is a CRYPT KEEPER again this year!
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Happy Hopping!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader


Mary Holshouser said...

Love the wall art piece.
It would make a great greeting card.
thanks for sharing.

Susan Renshaw said...

Fab images!

My Side of Oz said...

Two of my favorite stamps to play with the Large Skull Shrine and the oops I have the skull butterfly need to add the skull crown! Love the way this looks so ancient! And love the history behind the words...I am learning everyday! I will expect a gold star :) Awesome, Paula! xx

Paula F ( said...

Thanks, Mary! I agree it would make a good card if the stamps were smaller--the colored part of this piece measures 8" x 5" and with a couple of inches of white space or border around it would be 10" x 7"...but if you have a big enough envelope, why not? :D

Paula F ( said...

Right? I am so proud of all the cool images from LCD!

Paula F ( said...

My concept behind the piece was that it should look like an old gravestone rubbing...glad you picked up on the "ancientness" feel, Nan! xo

Viki Banaszak said...

I do love shrines. This one is awesome.

Paula F ( said...

Thank you, Miss Viki! :)

valscraftings said...

A great Wall Art piece!

Paula F ( said...

So glad you like, Val! Shall I frame and hang it, or is it too depressing? LOL said...

oh my I spy a journal stamp :)

Becca Yahrling said...

Great piece of art. And thanks for the history lesson (always appreciated!).

Lyneen said...

Great wall art... I love black and white art.... did you have to remind me??? "remember that you have to die"