Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another visit to Argentina

This is another scheduled post, but I should be around to visit you soon.

Some of you who are long time visitors to my blog saw last month when I showed my South America pages and explained why I have spent so much time in South America in my 7 Continents altered book.  And right now I'm on my first stop, which is Argentina.  It's simple.  I have a ton (and I mean a TON) of images, maps, transparencies, encyclopedia entries, and ephemera I can use to create altered book pages for Europe, Asia, North America, and even Antarctica.  But I have practically nothing for Africa, Australia, and South America.  I guess that's why I'm spending so much time in South America, right now.  It's a genuine challenge finding the right images and ephemera.

And to prove this is just the first stop, there are twelve sovereign states in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.  That doesn't include two non-sovereign areas: French Guiana, an overseas department of France, and the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory (though disputed by Argentina). In addition to this, the ABC islands of the Netherlands may also be considered part of South America.  So we'll be in South America as long as I can find relevant information in geography books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and modern travel magazines. And no, I don't print images from the internet because I have a better use for my ink.

Today we are traveling to Mendoza, where wine and wineries take center stage.


The grapes were in a book on wines

and the wine images were a freebie I got at my home improvement store years ago that took the place of, and showed examples of, wallpaper borders.

At one time, I had two different images of this famous winery, but over time, I lost one of the images.

If you are as geographically challenged as I, Mendoza is located in the northern central part of Argentina, east of the Andes, north of Buenos Aires and east of Santigo, Chile, in a region of foothills and high plains.  This area is known for its grapes, as well as high altitude wineries.

I hope you enjoyed this trip as much as I did.  As always, thanks for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments.  I promise to be back soon.  While I'm gone, you might want to peruse your old posts for one to show on the 2nd.  See my right sidebar if you're not sure what I'm talking about.

6 thoughtful remarks:

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your travel journals as I nearly always learn something new! Oh! the reminder. ..Thanks Elizabeth. ...the month is disappearing far too quickly! !! Chrisx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I never think of wineries although I've drunk Argentinian wine. I always think of meat, steak, and vaccaros(cowboys) and cattle. Nice reminder. Looking forward to more South America. xox

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful pages. Argentinian wine is good. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Sharon Fritchman said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! I am definitely geographically challenged, too! I cannot even tell you how much I love your gorgeous page and what you did with the photos and wine image! It's gorgeous!!! And I want to thank you for stopping by my blog, too! HUGS!!!

Dianne said...

Sadly, my altered book days seem to be behind me. Now I alter books by removing the pages altogether and making a new art journal! LOVE all the images you've shared on this page, and how you illuminate your theme.

So, are you interested in any color copies of African art? Just checked your previous posts. I have images of African masks, and they are kind of scary. ok. really scary. Where are old National Geographics when you need them? let me know if you're interested. I can scan and email to you but don't know what type of printer set up you may have. can be expensive to print. I don't usually buy color cartridges! I would take my book to the local copy store, and then snail mail to you.

My name is Erika. said...

What a great idea for a book. I'm going to go back and see what other places you visited-this is so much fun!