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.
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