Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A-B-C's of a new class & travel news

I love taking on line class and learn at  my own pace. This week I started a poster design class at Jessica Sprague. Our first assignment was to make a poster of the alphabet using 4 different fonts. I thought this might be a nice one to frame for my youngest grand daughters room. 
Now for the travel news. In a few days we are off on a cruise of the Mayan Coast . Our first stop is Key West, and then on to Belize City. During our stop in Belize City we will be going to see the Mayan City of Altun Ha. Next is Mahogany Bay, Honduras. There are no runes nearby to see instead we will be visiting the Botanical Gardens and having a tour of the west side of the island
Another stop on the cruise is Costa Maya, Mexico. We have booked an excursion to see Chacchoben Mayan ruin.
I am looking forward to this adventure especially after visiting the Royal Ontario Museum Mayan exhibition last month. I'm bring my Digital SLR with me to take lots of photo and have made a travel journal to keep while away.
I am trying out a journal that I made with a ring binding to see if that works better than fixed signatures. This way I'll be able to move about photo pockets and pages that work best for my days journal page. 
I hope I'll have lots of interesting photos to share when I get back.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Man of La Mancha

The Art Journal Caravan 2012 word this week was Quixotic. The first image and thought that came to my mind was Don Quixote de la Mancha. I found Don Quixote on DeivantArt drawn by Randis. I extracted him from the background and then went to work on the layout.
When I was in High School, many a year ago, taking grade 12 Spanish I was given the task of reading Don Quixote in the original and then translating chapters into English. All I can say now looking back on it, was the absolute despair I felt when starting out that there was no way I could do it. It did get done eventually and sad to think now I have lost most of that small ability in Spanish. I also saw the play  Man of la Mancha several years ago, I  was very moved by the songs and sadness. I'm sure I have the sound track somewhere around and will have to pull it out and listen to it again.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fun Video to watch

I watched this youtube video and liked it so much I wanted to share.