Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Smiles 204 meets Art Journal Journey

Today I'm visiting both Friday Smiles, hosted by Annie at A Stitch in Time
and Erika, this month's host of Art Journal Journey.

Erika's theme, "Every journal page tells a story," inspired this Friday Smile.  I apologize that this photo is hard to see, but my scanner no longer works with or talks to my computer and it was quite dark in my craft room when I took these photos.  I'll let you peruse these pictures, taken from a 1977 Family Circle Magazine, and my interpretation of them.

In January, 1971, the U.S. Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, which banned all advertising of cigarettes on television and radio.

After the television ban, most cigarette advertising took place in magazines like Family Circle, newspapers, and on billboards.  In 2010, tobacco companies were further banned from sponsoring sports, music, and other cultural events.  They were also prevented from displaying their logos or products on T-shirts, hats, and other apparel.

My friend Erika used an old National Geographic magazine in one of her journal entries.  It reminded me that I had used turpentine (a very scary and smelly product that MUST be used outside) on some of my own National Geographic pages.  That's the background on this journal page.  The substrate is a used file folder, and of course, the images were cut from the 1977 Family Circle Magazine.  I hand wrote the words on a piece of heavy card stock that had been left in the sun.

Thanks for joining me today as we shared a Friday Smile with Annie and joined  Art Journal Journey with this humorous tale.  I am always grateful when you drop by, although I may not say it often enough.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun page you made from those old pictures. Thanks for another page for Erika's theme, and have a fun day. Hugs, Valerie

Pamela Gerard said...

Very nice!

chrissie said...

Fantastic page and a terrific story. Wonderful pictures and background and a new technique as well. What more could we ask for.

Have a great day Elizabeth

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

Love the aged look to your pages Elizabeth. You have a lovely way of treating your materials to get the effects you want.
Annie x

Lisca Meijer said...

What a great story. I like how you've made the whole page look old, not just the old photos.
Have a good weekend,

My name is Erika. said...

That's a good story today. I remember those old adds- I think they were for those cigarettes for women-Virginia Slims I think they were called. Like they were better than any cigarettes. Glad they made all those rules. But those photos did make me smile this morning. How was your overnight French toast? You got me thinking about making some too. Happy just about the weekend. :) Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Makes me think of the Virginia Slims cigarettes ad from the 1970s, target audience, women. The slogan: You've come a long way, Baby!

Valerie-Jael said...

I have sent you a mail!

elle said...

Great story, Elizabeth. Looks like you are off to a great new year.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Clever to bring us the tobacco advertising history, a new techique to alter National Geography Magazine pages and a nice story ! Great!A super page for Erika's theme!
Happy start of your weekend!

Birgit said...

I bet he smokes...she should have kicked him out first:) it was "ghastly" for a woman to smoke back in the day. I love the treatment you used on the page and it gives a true Victorian vibe for sure

505whimsygirl said...

Ha. Your captions on the photos really cracked me up! Your background with the photos is perfect.

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face (while I'm stuck at work).


mamapez5 said...

I am sure you really enjoyed making those pages and they certainly tell a story. I love the backgrounds by the way. Kate x

Meggymay said...

That's a good story today. I did smile at the thought of the wife sitting on the step. The backgrounds look good, would never of thought it was turpentine you used. I never could stand the smell of it, my parents always used to stand paint brushes in a jar of the stuff to clean them.
Yvonne xx

Angela Radford said...

I so love the words you've put on the photos, such fun! Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Michelle Reed said...

Love your journal pages, they gave me a real chuckle. Probably because I'm a smoker, but since our granddaughter came along I no longer smoke in the house. The pictures of her sitting out in the snow could be me. Have a wonderful week!

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous fun story and page Elizabeth.
The images are intriguing, and like frames from an old silent movie.
Love the aged and grungy feel to your page.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gill x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fun page! Not only that, it really does look as though you have had this as a whole page for years, such a clever way to make it! The story of course did make me smile….lots! Hugs, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful story teller you are, I smiled reading your tale of the lady :-). The pages you have created are so much fun and the pictures you have chosen are great! Have a lovely weekend! J :-)

Jeanie said...

The images you used are terrific and yes, the story you tell delightful! Very nice (love the colors).