My favorite book character is…Anne with an E of course! Anne Shirley, or “Anne of Green Gables” as she is more popularly known.
I didn’t read the Anne books until college. It was love at first site with Anne, with her “race that knows Joseph”. There is quite a collection of porcelain dogs in my household. (Both L.M. Montgomery and Anne owned Gog and Magog.)
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I’ve read all of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “selected” journals. Her life, compared to her character, Anne, was a rough one. Her husband suffered from depression and maybe was bi-polar. Mrs. Montgomery seemed to mainly support the family and had many health issues of her own. I believe I have read most of her fiction books. If you like Anne of Green Gables, you might also enjoy the Emily of New Moon series.
My favorite book is Anne’s House of Dreams, although a bit sad. This is the book where she and Gilbert get married and start their life together.
Favorite secondary character
It’s Anne’s youngest daughter, Rilla, and her story of growing up in the WWI years. Her book is called “Rilla of Ingleside”. I just acquired a new book called “Readying Rilla” which is Montgomery’s manuscript of Rilla and the editing and changes that went into the manuscript.
What about the Art Journal Page?
I was so busy with Anne, the page became secondary! Most of this week was printed pics and a little stamping.
This was a fun week. I’ve now retrieved all my “Anne” books for another re-read!
I didn’t have any love for “Copy Something Famous”. I even went looking for other journal prompts. But I circled back to it. Of course I thought of copying the Mona Lisa. Then I thought about there was this dog image..Google makes it incredibly easy to google “famous dog” and boom! there he was! The Blue Dog!
The usual definition of a triptych looks like this:
a picture or relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altarpiece.
My Definition of a Triptych
Since I was going on a “trip” I decided my triptych would be a mixed media page about my journey. Maybe it will be in three pieces. I doubt it. I’m sure it’s going to be messy and disorganized and wild.
I made it through the state of Ohio! I collected some ephemera along the way, but not as much as I thought I would.
I’ve been crazy busy in my “spare time” trying to plant a garden, clean house, and get organized for my 326 mile bike ride next week. I just realized I might want to have a light with me, now I have to go scramble and look for that.
Most of this page came from a previously made mixed media in a “junk journal” aka an old Judy Bolton mystery book. This image immediately came to mind, and since “there are no rules” in
my mixed media challenge, I pasted them into the “52 in 52” Art Journal. A few more doodles, and voila, Mystery Challenge completed! Whew!
Yes, I am going to art journal on my bike ride next week! Stay tuned!
I have a odd little side hobby of photographing tree graffiti. This started on trail runs years ago. I would ponder, whatever happened to MW and CJ? Do they still love each other? Are they together? Do they remember their time in the park, and carving initials on trees?
Tree Graffiti is Wrong!
I do not condone carving anything into trees. It is one way to kill a tree faster! Please don’t do this! That being said, what is done is done. I wasn’t the person who long ago carved a word, initials, or a heart into a tree.
Another cool story from tree graffiti in a Dutch Village to a family in Toronto.
Arborglyphs are tree carvings. The Basque sheepherders in Nevada carved ornate pictures into the aspen trees. Here is a link to those stories, pretty cool!
Since I realized I didn’t like unused white space, I first painted the page green. Then I doodled in my tree trunks, with my initials and true love “carved” onto the page. Perusing my little art journal folder, I found some actual pieces of tree bark (foraged from the ground, not peeled off the tree!) and glued those in. I printed out some of my tree graffiti pics. I got the idea to make a raised “carving” on my actual tree graffiti page. This was done with Elmer’s Glue and paint. Which didn’t work! I then smeared it into a square and added more graffiti on the top.
My printed tree graffiti pics are a bit dark, which doesn’t show too well when I took a photo of the finished challenge, but I am happy with the way this week turned out.