Παρασκευή, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2016

As you set out for Ithaka

 I made this art journal page for Frilly and Funkie's challenge 
The challenge is to create a shabby chic or vintage styled project inspired by a book. 

My inspiration is Odyssey, Homer's epic poem. 
The poem focuses on Greek hero Odysseus and his journey home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy.
It was a long journey full of adventures. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca.


For background, I used a map of Odysseus's journey.
 


 Then with a lot of techniques, I tried to create an atmosphere like Odysseus 's adventures.
 I also used lyrics of Cavafy 's poem "Ithaka",which I love.

  
 Odysseus was ingenious, therefor I used gears.

    
  

I would like to enter with this into
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Explore the world


I will say goodnight with Cavafy' s poem "Ithaka"

As you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope the voyage is a long one.
May there be many a summer morning when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you come into harbors seen for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

12 σχόλια:

  1. Beautiful!! I love your mixed media art journal page! The expressive lines tell a story! I love the texture you added as well especially those gears!

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  2. WOW!! what a fabulous art journal page! you took us on an epic journey across the seas, the whole design and thought behind it is brilliant!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. such a beautiful art journal page with so much detail...I love the ship sailing on the book page...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  4. οι λεπτομερειες του είναι που το κανουν μοναδικό!!!
    να εχεις μια υπέροχη εβδομαδα!

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    1. Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ και εσύ επίσης!!! Φιλάκια

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  5. This is a breathtaking page! WOW! I used to teach junior high and I always loved teaching mythology. You have brought such a wonderful piece of literature to life and I am in awe of your talents as an artist. This came together so perfectly and it was an inspiring and beautiful piece to see. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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    1. What a comment!!! I am speechless!!! Ι am so happy that I could take you to this epic journey with me. I love Odyssey and Cavafy's poem is so exciting. Thank you so much for your comment!!!

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  6. That is truly magnificent!!!!!!! I adore how you've captured this epic journey through your gorgeous journal pages. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  7. Such a stunning spread! This is amazing. Biggest congrats on your win at F&F! Hugs, Autumn

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