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The Poppy Journals...Blue and Red by © Janis Zroback


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Blue and Red" is part of the “Poppy Chronicles”… page 65 to be exact…
Muriel and Alan felt the images should now be assigned names…strangely enough this particular journal had no writing but it did have it’s share of baffling symbols….
No word yet from Professor Olive….he was supposed to call the day before, but nothing was heard from him since the first call…they were beginning to get really worried….his last words to them were to leave the journals alone, but that was really hard to do…the journals were there begging to be opened and they could not resist opening them…maybe they should call him again…
On hearing this Steven surprisingly said that he had been trying for several hours and could not get through…
Another day passed with total silence from the only person who could help them..
With curiosity overcoming their good sense, they opened another journal….after the muted earth tones and whites of the previous journals, this was a symphony in red and blue…the page looked like a sheer curtain of the two colours with more colour shining through….
The poppies were lightly sketched in, but the pattern marks were impossible to decipher….again they asked themselves “what did it all mean”?
Suddenly Steven ran in… “Professor Olive has disappeared”…
“Yes….apparently he was trying to call us, but was unable to get through…he then left his home to go to a neighbour’s house to use their line and when the houseboy went looking for him after a couple of hours, he was told that they had not seen Olive at all”..
Dead silence as we all stared at Steven, astonished horror on all our faces..
“Wha..what does it mean?” stammered Didi..
What were we going to do now?…. He was our only hope to unravel this mystery that was gradually getting us in it’s grip

Inks, Gouache, Watercolour and Dyes on Indian Paper…2912 views…18/08/14

The Tapestry

The Five in White

Artis Praeceptor

Ars Longa Vita Brevis

The Poppy Journals

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • salena
    salenaover 4 years ago

    So vibrant and beautiful Janis!!

  • Thank you so much Salena….lovely of you to say so….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • antonia 100
    antonia 100over 4 years ago

    Very beautiful

  • Thank you so much Antonia…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    this one is glowing Janis…gorgeous colours and pops off my screen….just lovely

  • After the last two which are earth colours, except for the red poppies in the last one, (in fact, all so far are fairly earthy), my hands reached for more vivid tones and I went along for the ride…thanks so much Linda…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 4 years ago

    Its strikingly beautiful

  • Thank you so much Tokiko…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    August 2010

  • Wonderful news Lina…thank you so much….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • sure2010
    sure2010over 4 years ago

    Beautiful……Congrates for featuring…enchanting creation…:))

  • Thank you so much …very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 4 years ago

    Apparently, I walked in, in the middle of a story, so I can’t really comment on the writing at all – except to say that it was interesting enough that, given time, I might try to find the rest of it.

    However, this is incredibly beautiful, different in the very best sense.

  • Thank you so much Arletta…very nice of you…the links on the right of this page will lead you to the rest of the story so far….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Leslie…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • John Fish
    John Fishover 4 years ago

    beautiful painting. I love this “journal with no writing” and the intriguing writing that accompanies it. the white lines of the drawing are wonderful against the rich colors and textures

  • Wonderful to see you again John…thank you so much for your lovely comment..

    – © Janis Zroback

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