Thursday, January 9, 2014

AlphabeThursday - H is for Henry, a time traveler

I just saw the best movie.  It came out in 2009 and is called The Time Traveler's Wife.  Before I say anything else, place it on your "Movies to See" list.  The story was taken from a book (published in 2004) by Andrey Niffenegger.  I think it's interesting that the story is not only about the time traveler, but about his wife!  
    


Henry De Tamble (Eric Bana) is an "adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course."  I don't want to say too much more and ruin the viewing/reading of the story.  It's the first move I've seen in quite a while that had me in tears at the end.  But I got over it...



Here’s the scene when Clare first meets Henry, when she was a little girl.  Would you believe Henry if he appeared naked before you, and he told you he was a time traveler?  Last night after the movie, I watched a neat video on YouTube by Vicky Papaioannou called  “ArtJournal : Take life one cup at a time.”  She a wonderful artist and I loved the way she prepared her background.  So I decided to try it too and make a scene of  someone waiting for a time traveler.


Here’s the first steps you take:
1) rip up little squares of paper (Vicky used cut paper but it’s the same idea.)
2) glue the squares all over the paper. 
3) then paint, glue, etc.  Again, mine was a little different from Vicky's because I used recycled paper not white.  I used all kinds of paints too: Neocolor II watercolor crayons, Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabbers, Dylusion ink sprays, and Pentel oil pastels.  

This is how my art journal spread turned out.   I guess it feels like a long time since I’ve been in my journal, and I had to get my hands on everything!  As a result, the scene turned out a little dark.  I really enjoyed the oil pastels, something I haven’t used too much of.


Come visit Ms. Jenny at her blog “Off on my Tangent” 
and see what others bloggers chose for their Letter H.  

20 comments:

alarmcat said...

i read this book last year…it was so good!! i haven't seen the movie yet. one of these days…

i love your journal spread…very nice meadow :)

Cathy Kennedy said...

I have wondered about this movie, now that you've recommended it then I'm going to see it. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I saw the movie on TV a couple of years ago -- excellent to say the least! Now that time (ha!) has passed, I think I'll read the book!
The video was pretty amazing -- she makes it look so easy!

Monica said...

I need to remember this movie. My daughter read the book over the summer and told me a little about it.
Love your art journaling! I'm off to check out the video now...

Splendid Little Stars said...

cute clip. I'm not sure I'd believe him were I in her shoes.
I read the book and thought it was great. What a tricky concept to pull off! I haven't seen the movie.

Your art page is wonderful! cool that you used recycled bits.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Loved the book AND the movie - I need to reread and rewatch...

Rose Clearfield said...

I like the layered paper effect!

Sue said...

Sounds interesting….time travel movies always intrigue me.

Love your page!

=)

Carol L McKenna said...

Lots of creativity here on post for H ~ great book too ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Memories for Life said...

Sounds like a great movie.
And your page turned out great. It's fun to see the in process shot and the finished page. Great work as always!

EG CameraGirl said...

Both the book and movie sound intriguing. I love your art!

Tracy Cook said...

brilliant art and amazing film.

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness! Tears! The first time I ever began watching this movie, it tore me to pieces, and I couldn't watch it! I do get emotional in movies, I know, and I was told by many friends, silly you, you've got to finish it. But I don't think I ever will! Your artwork here is priceless! Very nice!

Gattina said...

Never heard of this book, maybe it hasn't been translated into French and English books are hard to get here !

Linda said...

great journal spread Deb-what a background-wow!

fredamans said...

I never read the book but loved the film!

Pondside said...

I loved the book and movie.
Your journal page - isn't it wonderful how inspiration comes from anywhere at all.

Laney said...

Never read the book or watched the movie but maybe I should! Love your journal page!!

Kathleen said...

You created a very fun texture for your page! I like the way it came out. =)

Jenny said...

I have not seen this yet, so I am super happy you didn't spoil it!

Your art journal turned out great too.

Thanks for linking to the letter "H".

A+

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