Saturday, January 29, 2011

Marie Antoinette and her Kindle

What?  You say there were no kindles in Marie's time?  Well, in the world of collaborative art journals, where we make our own rules and set our own themes, that's not exactly the case.

I just received Lori's Marie journal to work on and her sub theme is "Marie's Emails," and she even provided a list of possible topics.  As soon as I saw the one that said, "....found a book...." something went CLICK in my head and I even had a vision of what my finished pages would look like.  And that doesn't happen every day.

So, Marie is young, miserable in France, and getting no respect at Versailles.  She comes upon the greatest book, "French Royalty for Dummies," downloads it onto her kindle, and shoots off an email to her mom in Austria telling her the good news.  The book is just chock full of useful tips for getting along in the French court.

I don't know about you, but this just tickles me to pieces.  Hope it brings a smile to your face as well.

Here are the two pages side by side:



 Marie's email to her mother:


 Marie with the book on her kindle (if you click on the photo it should enlarge enough for you to read the text):

The paper I used for the backgrounds is Webster's Pages, and I added lots of embossing to them. Marie's email was typed on parchment paper in French Script font.  I found the graphic of a hand holding a kindle on google and replaced the text with my own.   Marie is an image courtesy of Val, and I used fabric and paper scraps for her hat and clothing.  Her hair is a combination of several shades of yellow embossing powder.   Her face was colored with Portfolio water soluble oil pastels.

17 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh Eileen, I love it! You surely did an awesome job! TFS! *hugs*

Sherry Goodloe said...

Eileen my friend . . . that is just Fab-u-lous!

Vic said...

Your pages are fantastic! What fun ideas fill your head! LOL

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

This just tickled me! What fantastic and fun pages! This is fabulous! From the letter to her mother and the words in the Kindle. Awesome!

Elaine Allen

Chrystal S said...

Eileen! This is just too clever! I love it! :)

Angie Hall Haviland said...

How FUN and CREATIVE, Eileen :)

lee said...

wonderful!You are so clever!

Inge Bekaert said...

Hello Eileen,

I would have used an I-pad... ( LOL : I'm an Mac fan...)
It's great to read how a few words ignited the ideas in your head and I really like the idea of the Kindle and the dummy book !

I like the embossing and the glitter on the background, the glitter on her fingernail where she holds the kindle, the see through of the parchmentpaper with the mail on,...

great job !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Helen said...

Amazing! Love her nail polish!!

Dorothy said...

I love this!

Tammy D said...

This is awesome. Whoever gets this will love it!

Diann said...

Is this fun or what = yes, it has tickled me also! It is just fantastic ART and wonderful pages she will love in her journal! Great thoughts on the Kindle...we were just talking about these! Diann

Lori said...

LOL! This is fantastic and humorous all at the same time! Love it, and your backgrounds are of course, just awesome!

Elaine Akers said...

These pages are just too much fun.
Elaine Akers

Penny Duncan Creations said...

LOL...I LOVE this!!! And your story is awesome!!!!

Patzee said...

Marie would be very proud of how you've channeled her "tech" side. Love the glitter nails and all that fabric. Beautiful & worthy of a queen. Have a piece of cake.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You always give me a good laugh. I'm always amazed at your imagination and creativity. You go sista!