Friday, 15 January 2016

Journal Page and digital art project

Hello Again from Jumbled Crafts and thank you for your visit which is always appreciated.

Another page from me for Art Journal Journey where I am hosting the Winter Wonderland theme for this month. I hope you will join in and also that you click on this button to see all the wonderful entries in one place thanks to Valerie.

01/2016 Gallery

Today I have done a digital page with a textured background and skating silhouettes I found on Google. The snowflakes and text on the background are Paint Shop Pro brushes that I made. The quote I found on Google.

Dear June at Denzinaworld has a new list of cheeky challenges and the first theme is poverty. 

June added a picture you can use for your project and I used it as my background. The girl at top left was called Eliza Armstrong and her parents sold her for £5 which would be £527 in today's money. The girls were bought for a life of prostitution and their lives were very short. Have we moved on? Maybe not as some girls are now imported and promised good lives but still have the same horrors to face as in Victorian times.

On a happier note have a great day and thank you again for calling in.

Love Chrissie xx

20 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Both pieces are great Chrissie, and the second one gives us lots to ponder - I don't think we have improved much since then! So many people are still bought and sold and mistreated.Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey again, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your AJJ entry is incredible. I should sit down and learn my PhotoShop program, but I seem to be too busy with other endeavors. I really, really like this and the quote is just as true as it is funny.

The second entry saddened me. In fact, I'm mortified when I read the statistics on girls sold through human trafficking in the US. The last statistic I read mentioned over 300,000 US girls alone who were sold into slavery and prostitution. And that's just US girls who were born here and sold here to people who live here. I often wonder what is happening to our society, but it appears it was just as prevalent in Victorian times, too. Thanks for bringing this subject to our attention!

aussie aNNie said...

We have moved on a little but other drastic life dramas have take it's place sadly....Wonderful project Chrissie and colour combination is lovely.xcxc {aNNie}

sirkkis said...

You've always fabulous inspirations. The first page is beautiful and elegant, the second has a important message and interesting illustration.
Have a wonderful weekend xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful winter page again Chrissie. I just realized I forgot to link up my winter page, better go back and do that. Have a wonderful weekend. hugs :)

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Your winter page is beautiful. The background is stunning and the quote makes me smile. Poverty ... hmmm ... lots to ponder there. Should be some very interesting pieces turn up. hugs, Donna

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks for your visit and kind words. Really liked the skating page--the quote is so true!

The second piece brings to mind that in some ways society is no more advanced than Victorian times. Very thought-provoking piece.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful wintery piece for Art Journal Joureny Chrissie - THANK YOU VERY MUCH- and a thoughtprovoking collage for the Cheeky Challenge!!
Have a great weekend my friend! Hope everything goes well with the MIL and you are more relaxed now!
oxo
Susi

Margik said...

Great pages Chrissie! I just love the different style, the first one is so fresh, and the second one is very interesting.
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Mar

Meggymay said...

Two wonderful pages and so different in styles. Love the silhouette skaters. I've just used Junes image as well, this was a very powerful theme and I think you have captured it on this page.
Yvonne xx

Sue said...

Two fabulous pieces here Chrissie, the first one is beautiful and so clever, and the second one really makes you stop and think. I don't think we've got any better at all. Have a lovely weekend xx

indybev said...

Beautiful and expressive art, Chrissie. Thanks for sharing.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Wonderous and lovely page. Your information about the buying/selling of trafficked people hits a deep note. Very touching. TFS. ~Niki

My name is Erika. said...

Love the skaters. I love your background even more.

My name is Erika. said...

Love the skaters. I love your background even more.

butterfly said...

The skating silhouettes are lovely - and the words on that one made me stop and smile - I love our language!

The poverty piece is really moving - such poignant images which really give you pause for thought - especially when you remember that such things are not as safely tucked in to the history books as we would like.
Alison xx

June Macfarlane said...

Hi Chrissie, i love the beautiful silhouette piece and I really love your piece for the Dezinaworld challenge. It is so thought provoking and interesting and i love the layers. Thanks so much for joining in this week my friend.

Marina said...

Both pieces are very thought-provoking and beautifully done.

sam21ski said...

Fab silhouettes but absolutely loving your second black and white piece, it's fabulous xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

A brilliant post Chrissie! I love the silhouette spread! So sad to think of all the young girls who are leading such sad lives these days too! Hugs, Chris