For my page today, for Art Journal Journey, time, I thought about the quote, supposedly from King Canute more than 1000 years ago, 'Time and Tide wait for no man', which we usually interpret to mean that nobody is so powerful that they can interfere with the course of time.
King Canute demonstrated to his courtiers the limits of a king's power by failing to make the sea obey his command, even though they were trying to flatter him into believing that as King he also 'ruled the waves' and could tell them to recede. That literal interpretation of 'tide' in 'time and tide' is what is now usually understood, but wasn't what was meant in the original version of the expression. 'Tide' didn't refer to the contemporary meaning of the word, that is, the rising and falling of the sea, but to a period of time. When this phrase was coined tide meant a season, or a time, or a while. The word is still with us in that sense in 'good tidings', which refers to a good event or occasion and remains, too, in phrases like noontide, eventide etc.
My A3 mixed media page is trying to show the power of the waves , tide, and their other meaning, time. I used stamps from Paper Artsy and LaBlanche and various cut outs. The background was painted with blues and greens over gesso
As it was again exceedingly hot and humid I kept to the shadowy paths and ways along the Rhine again today.
I got this heart shaped peach today, and took a photo before eating it:
It was delicious, too!
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!