Happy Wednesday everyone. Today I have another journal page to show you. I am linking up to Art Journal Journey. This month our lovely hostess Linda has picked the theme, For The Record. Its all about music.
My page actually is about 3 songs. And since baseball season begins at the start of April, my page is also a tribute to America's traditional sport.
For those of you who may not know anything about baseball, here's a link that explains the game: How to play baseball.
Anyhow, I'm not a baseball fanatic, but my Dad loved it. Baseball always reminds me of him. And growing up in New England, the team he loved was the Boston Red Sox. Even I will say I am a Red Sox fan, even though I don't usually sit down and watch the games.
Anyhow, back to my page.
I painted my scoreboard with a green background because the Red Sox's home field is Fenway Park. Fenway Park has a huge green wall known as the Green Monster. The player and all the baseballs are from a baseball set by Artistic Outpost. In that set is the quote "Take me out to the ballgame" which is actually also an old old "folk" song. So that is my first song reference. Above the player image I put a little quote bubble, and in it are the words "Put me in coach". Its a line from a song by John Fogarty and Creedence Clearwater Revival called "Centerfield". That's song number 2.
Now my main song (the one that I began the page about) is one called Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. You may wonder what that song has to do with baseball. Well a 9 inning baseball game can be a long time, so after the 7th inning you have something called the 7th inning stretch, a little break. When it is the 7th inning stretch at Fenway Park, they always play Sweet Caroline and everybody sings.
In fact I think about baseball when I hear that song now, not Neil Diamond.
Monday we had this snow. Looks more like early March rather than April. In fact Monday was suppose to be the opening home game for the Red Sox at Fenway park, but that game got snowed out.
Luckily it is mostly melted, but it is still way way too cold for April. Looks like it isn't going to be very spring like this week. Not very fun seeing our March was more spring like than April is starting out.
Anyhow, we have exams today at school so I need to get going. The exciting part is that we move into the last quarter/9 weeks of the school year. That is soooo exciting.
Thanks for visiting!