I'm so in love with the Asian theme at Moo-Mania and More, I simply had to get at least two more spreads in. And because there's a definite story in these journal pages, I'm once again joining Erika (AKA BioArtGal) at Art Journal Journey.
It's time to visit Hong Kong, with its long history of British Empire dominance. As with many Chinese cities, the old is mixed with the new, and the modern wealth is mixed with the poor traditional masses.
I hope you can read this. Sorry. It's the best I could do with my camera and OTT light.
This dictionary definition is sadly in need of updating.
This is a city of color and old world charm,
yet modern in so many ways.
For the back side, I got much of my information from a 1975 geography book.
I also did a bit of stamping on the back of an index card, while I wrote the city's name on some joss paper.
Could that be the same house boat from the front side?
I wanted to make sure you could read this. It is fascinating and tells the story behind how Hong Kong eventually won its independence.
Hong Kong has come a long way since the 1970s.
For the front, I started with heavy black card stock. To that, I added two travel brochure images, three red dots, a dictionary definition, and some computer generated text. I finally got my printer to talk to my old computer, and I couldn't be happier. I would never have been able to write all that, and you wouldn't have been able to read it if I did!
For the back side, I added a partial page from a 1975 geography book, three silver dots, joss paper, a stamped index card, and an image from a travel brochure.
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