For Glue it Tuesday (sponsored by Artsyville) today, I'm sharing the latest spread in my Passport to Art altered book. This page was inspired by the prompt for Day 6, which encouraged me to think about the types of things which are speeding past in my life, as well as the changing technology of our age.
As I reflected on the prompt, as well as the various travels of my life, I decided to journal about the trips I take to Detroit to work as a member of the Public Review Board for the United Auto Workers. I feel like I have really seen history pass before my eyes during my tenure on the Board. I have had the honor and privilege of working with some of the giants in the field of labor relations. On the other hand, I sometimes feel like I have a front row seat to the decline of the American auto industry and the effect this has had on U.S. cities and their workers. To see my page in more detail, just click on the picture.
I started with a page in my book which was had some photos of San Francisco after the devastating 1908 Earthquake and some pictures of workers rebuilding. I glued on some map paper (I was lucky enough to find pieces which featured Detroit, as well as other cities which used to have thriving auto plants, like Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo); some pictures from the Diego Rivera Ford mural in the Detroit Museum of Art (I bought a calendar and cut pictures up from there and put them in my stash several years ago); and some Club Scrap borders and backgrounds images of cars and letters to spell Detroit. I added a quote from my stash ("The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see." G.K. Chesterton); and some journaling blocks. The page has lots of layers, and I like that it documents some of my business travel.
The Passport to Art class is up to prompt #22, and I am way behind. But, everyday, I jot down notes from the class hand out, and I have lots of ideas for pages to fill my book. I'm hoping to create a lot of pages this week. The altered book is starting to take shape as one containing memories and insights I've learned from travel. Some pages relate to specific trips. Some to general concepts. I'm really enjoying the project and am so glad that I joined in!