Saturday, October 28, 2017

ARTifacts for October

I'm once again joining Seth Apter in his ARTifacts collaboration.  Here is my October entry.

This is the photo Seth will share on his blog.  The rest of the photos are detail shots, some of which are far better than this spread.

The close-up color of the pink paper turned a lovely salmon when I got in close.  The color of the page is very similar to the page above.

I had not honored Breast Cancer Awareness this month, so now was the perfect time to do so.

The statistics are startling, especially since we've been fighting this cancer for decades.  For this side, I used pink paper for the background.  Somehow I didn't feel the need for anything else.  I added the boxes by sewing the computer generated text to white glossy card stock.

I only had a small amount of this, so tried to cut it accordingly.   I added stickers I received for supporting the Breast Cancer movement.  The variegated thread was a shiny silk pastel.

Those of you who have been to my blog this month, much of what I wrote about was the war in Vietnam, which began the first of the month when I visited with a few of my friends who were discussing the Ken Burns series.  I considered adding a bit of pattern to the lime green background on this side, but decided it had enough color and movement already.

In case you missed them, these are the stories I created of the brave Vietnam veterans I interviewed.

I thought changing the thread might help my tension problems I'm having, but it unfortunately didn't (Picture is from the Mekong Delta, thread is variegated cotton).

All photos are from various travel magazines I sent for.  Seems Vietnam is a hot spot to visit lately.

This picture shows items you can buy in a Hanoi market.

This picture is from Haiphong Bay, which is located in the "old" north Vietnam to the east of Hanoi.

I'm so glad you could join me today as I shared my October pages for ARTifacts.

Once again, I want to thank Seth for creating this collaborative.  I am really enjoying this project and am delighted beyond words that I decided to join this group of amazing artists Seth features.

And thanks go to each of you for visiting today.  I'm very grateful for your visit and your support of my art and this collaboration. 

11 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful pages, and promoting a worthwhile action. More people should make use of the examinations which can really save lives. Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Super pages and a great reminder to those of us who have put off the examination.

My name is Erika. said...

Nice tribute for breast cancer. I think we all are touched b that disease in some way shape or form. I like you other pages too. Is this all going to be one album for Artifacts when you are done? happy Saturday. Hugs-Erika

Sandra Cox said...

Great pages as always. And kudos, Elizabeth, for bring breast cancer to the forefront. The number of my friends and acquaintances that have breast cancer is stunning.
You have a spooktacular weekend, my friend.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful page Elizabeth and it does draw attention to this campaign, to save women's suffering from this dreadful disease.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen said...

It's a great reminder page for women -Elizabeth! - And yes it's time for my mammogram again - I got my invitation to make an appointment already .
And the Vietnam page is so beautiful in colors!
I am always very proud of you when Seth shows the artifacts of the month!
Great that you are participating in that event!
I wish you a happy Sunday Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Kate Yetter said...

So many beautiful colors on this journey spread! What a wonderful honor to be shared in Seth's artifacts! Congratulations!
Have a great weekend!

Divers and Sundry said...

Awareness and regular testing are important, and I appreciate you highlighting the issue.

Vietnam is a series I'm just not ready for yet. Such a horrible time in our history :(

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful way to chronicle your month. So much productivity and loveliness. Thanks for the Mammo reminder. I think my annual is next month.

UplayOnline said...

Super pages and a great reminder to those of us who have put off the examination.

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pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! A fabulous spread and a great way to highlight the need to keep up with all medical checks! Hugs, Chrisx