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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The moon is a greene cheese?

I always thought the rhyme was something about the moon being made of cream cheese, but when I looked it up I found it was GREEN not cream CHEESE.

"The Moon is made of green cheese" was one of the most popular proverbs in 16th and 17th century English literature.
 
It is thought to have originated in 1546, when The Proverbs of John Heywood claimed "the moon is made of a greene cheese." Greene may refer not to the colour, as many now think, but to being new or unaged. I love this stuff I find when looking for blog quotes!
This is one of my favourite stamps........LOVESICK MOON by Sandra Evertson for Stampington, here he is offering the greene cheese moon a bunch of poppy seed heads.......why? I DONT KNOW!!!!......I just liked it!!!
I am entering this for the TAKE A WORD challenge where this weeks word is MOON.

18 comments:

creativitylivesnow said...

Very beautiful!! I love it

greetings Petra

Katie said...

these are the coolest journal pages. The layers are fabulous. ( I didn't know you have a book! I need to check that out!)

Kimber said...

Love your page! That is a great stamp. And the info about the moon being made of greene cheese is fascinating too.

Sandy said...

Yeah these are sooo cool.
Amazing moon pages Sue. Your work rock.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pages Sue, love the Poppy seed heads and the stamped image is fab. I've gained more fascinating information too, THANKS. Tracy xx

Cheryl said...

oh these are beautiful pages hun gosh you do them so well hugs cheyrl xxxxx

Lori Saul said...

Fabulous detail in this wonderful moon journal work. What a fun stamp and creative design- making for a perfect piece Sue!

Beth Norman said...

Awesome work. Love that green. It was my favourite colour when I tole painted.

linda said...

THis is strange and wonderful. I really like it!

Eila A said...

Sue, your work is wonderful! I love your style and your colour choice.

Ozstuff said...

Wow! Your picture is superb and unique and the story about "greene cheese" that you have unearthed is wonderful. I am smiling at your reference to the poppy seed heads. They are probably opium poppies with a promise of a dreamy, good time!! (Someone once gave me some poppy seeds which grew into the most magnificent double pink flowers. Then I was informed that they are illegal to grow in this part of the world, even though a huge crop would be needed to manufacture drugs.)

Thanks so much for joining in the challenge with such a stunning picture.

Wendy said...

Lovesick Moon is such a lovely stamp Sue.....and by the way, nice to have you back x

Sam said...

Fantastic page, that moon stamp is great and I love reading about the meanings behind the quotes!

Taluula said...

I love your journal page Sue, and the stamps you have used, AND of course the knowledge I have picked up along the way. Bravo.

Rosie said...

Wonderful pages - great colours and a fabulous quote! I'm like you, really enjoy these bits of esoteric information .... That's a GREAT poppy seed stamp (if that's what it is)??

Palma said...

I had to laugh because I prepared the exact same stamp for this challenge (The Moon Man, having bought it after reading your book), but I didn't have time to create something for this particular challenge this week.
Awesome work and so very inspirational to many people.

johanna said...

i love this piece - especially the poppy seeds!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wonderful pages :-) Your work is soooo imaginative.