Hello My Lovelies. Where have I been??? Good question. I'm not even sure of the answer. Seeing lots of Dr.'s so hopefully one of these days I will get my energy back and feel 'normal' again. ha ha Yes, you may have a chuckle at that one ... not sure normal is in my range of consciousness.
At any rate - back to maps. I have always loved them. Having a huge high end atlas has indeed always been a delight for me. I can spend literally hours just looking and dreaming. Reading road maps, however, is not one of my fortes. I remember one time while on a lovely road trip holiday being criticized for my map reading. "You read it then.", I retorted as I threw the map out the window while attempting to navigate one of the larger clover leaf, over/under thingies in LA. Has been a good source of entertainment ever since.
The piece here today is about my ancestors. It's in a collage book I made about some of my heritage.
The map behind the car depicts the drive these women took from Omaha, Nebraska to Alberta in Canada. In those days it would have been harsh and wild I'm sure. I especially love the old car in this photograph. From left to right, Aunt Martha, my paternal granny's sister, her mother, (my great grandmother) and the next person -- I don't have a clue. She would have been one of the cousins from the States. My great grandmother immigrated from Ireland during the potato famine. She was a babe in arms and they smuggled her aboard the boat as she had small pox. Obviously, she survived the ordeal, however my Mama said her face was very scared from the pox.
Hope you enjoy. I'm linking it to Art Journal Journey where, of course, the theme is maps.
Thanks so very much for dropping by. I haven't been to see any of you in such a long time. I will indeed attempt to rectify that situation in the next while.
“The entire road trip could be summed up as one giant attempt to keep from crashing the car during fits of rage and fits of hysteria.”