Wednesday, August 12, 2015

South America in my 7-Continents AB


Today I'm entertaining a good friend.  I'll show photos soon.  So this is a scheduled post. 

I'll probably NEVER finish this altered book, which I began back in early 2004.  But I plan to work on it and put a big dent in the huge number of things I have gathered for it.  So, sit back and prepare to be inundated once again with South America and other entries in my 7 Continents AB, what I jokingly call my longest WIP.

Some of you who are long time visitors to my blog might wonder why I have spent so much time in South America in my 7 Continents altered book.  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.

I thought I had shown this months and months ago, but when I searched for it, I didn't find this entry.  It's not the best entry in the world, but again, I'm just trying to use up these pieces I've accumulated over time.

Yesterday I created this piece.  I wasn't sure how well it would scan because of the embellishment I made using fancy fibers.  But for the most part, I was happy with what I got.

Here's a look at why I called this Latitude and Longitude.  It shows how South America is broken up between the northern and southern hemispheres and is in the western hemisphere.  I also used a rubber stamp to add a slight bit of interest to the color map.  I found both of these images in a world geography book (first edition even, although in very, very rough condition) copyrighted 1912.

Thanks for looking and following me on this imaginary journey through the 7 continents.

7 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

This seems to be developing into a lifelong piece of art! South America is a very interesting continent, and I can understand your fascination for it, and hope you will find all the ephemera etc that you need. Hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

You found some great maps!

~*~Patty S said...

I am always drawn to maps and far away places.
You've used the maps really well here and the orange is a great background to help make everything pop!
The fiber is a nice accent too.
oxo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fab continent indeed and your AB pages are fabulous! All this details and photos make them so good!
oxo
Susi

johanna said...

wonderful elements you found for this one. i love graphics and the old Atlas page is wonderful, the newer ones just don´t have These great Colors any more.
one of my best Girl friends is just trekking in peru for 4 weeks and i hope everything goes fine for her. it will be good to see her back, i would not have the Courage to do that. well, actually i´m lacking the Fitness LOL!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The fibers you chose really complement the map!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This has really sparked my interest, I had no idea that Chile stretched so far along the coast or that it went so far south! Some things I do remember from my geography days at primary school(sadly nothing from secondary school - I only remember the history lessons because the teacher was so good!!) The line map you show on your first page was so easy to see! I love your pages - the colours you have chosen are just right! Hugs, Chrisx