Sunday, August 23, 2009

Journal Pages - The Latest

These are a few recent journal pages. They are all "clickable" for a larger view.

The page above was done when I messed up my computer. This, for me, is like being cut off from the world. It was a cat-tastrophe. I have never been more grateful for an extended warranty (Apple Care) than I was that day. I had not thought of buying it because of the price tag, but DH thought it was a good thing. Boy oh boy was I blessed that he had gotten it for me. The turn time was 3 - count the t-h-r-e-e days from out the door to back again. Needless to say, I love my Mac - and Apple Care
This was my Woodstock Memories. All of the hub bub about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock had me really reliving it all. The odd, furtive story that a friend and I told out parents - that, amazingly, worked. The ride to the Woodstock site in bumper to bumper traffic in an old Rambler in that odd teal-y blue. The music, the mud and the fun. The bliss of a hot bath and room service when I checked into a hotel after leaving the music fest early because, although I may have been considered a hippie at the time, I still disliked being dirty!
This page is all about my ever growing historical fixation. The portrait is that of Elizabeth Woodville, a commoner who married Edward IV for love. The story that is, in part, the subject matter of the "White Queen". At times, it seems, that I feel more comfortable in an imagined centuries old 'skin' than I do in this present form. I look at people and wonder how they would have looked in this fashion or that. I feel the desire to take a trip - to return to some of these spots and walk in the steps. I wonder if I am losing my grip or just enjoying a fertile imagination. Nah! I can't be losing my grip any more than I have right?! Anyway, I am a sucker for romance and for history - so how could I not be carried away by this notion of " another time and another place". I mentioned to a friend that, had I truly lived before in this time frame that I cling to so ferociously, I would most likely have died young because of my asthma. She replied " but if you had lived then you might not have asthma! I had not thought of it that way - but she was right!

So - that's it - some of my recent pages.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Great journal pages. I just love your cats.

Jeannie said...

I love your journal pages. Did the Rambler have the push buttons for the transmittion instead of the arm on the column? Hope it is sunny on your side of the mountains. Cheers.

phonelady said...

I think we have so much in common due to the fixation with the same time period . I love the elizabethan time period as well as you have probably already guessed . also like the 40s time period as well you know the world war two era . so many interesting stories have come my way from that time period . Oh well great blog enjoyed it very much dear .

HODGEPODGESPV said...

hmm. .. you like historical fiction, helping displaced critters, ravelry, art...and you have a mac...ah, now i remember why i decided to follow you...giggle and it would seem we are both a bit of mad hatters. wonderful!

Robin said...

Really wonderful pages, Marie!!! How long (approximately, on the average) does it take you to do one of these double-spread pages?

I relate to the computer loss and am glad for you it was only 3 days.

Missin' you... R

Fibreartist said...

Marie, I think you may have lived back then in one of your other lives. I have a dear friend who truly believes this, that when we die we live another life.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love these pages...beautiful....

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