I'm here with another language page for Elle's challenge at Art Journal Journey
Recently I had a hankering to make a space page, and I needed some kind of language connection. Then someone on the blogosphere posted an image of something with a number 42 on it, and that was all I needed to make the connection to Elle's language challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Sometimes words or numbers in a language mean a lot in a particular context. For many people the number 42 might be their age or their street address or even a shoe size (European sizing), but for others it has another meaning.
As quoted from internet:
"The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years."
I enjoy the Hitchiker's movie, which I have seen several times, but I have never read the books. I must admit I never hooked onto the number 42 the way real fans have (guess I am not a true hitchhiker), and someone had to explain to me what it was. Once they told me, it came back to me from the film, and today I used it many times on my journal page.
The number 42 on my page doesn't necessarily mean the images or layout of this piece are connected with the film nor the book.
I used a piece of cardboard from a postal box as my base. I painted it 2 shades of red and stamped the 42 on it all over the place. I used my space alien stamp set (on white paper) to make my images. After I stamped and colored them I fussy cut them and glued them onto my page.
I used a yellow and also a white wax pencil to make the lights under the spaceships. I stamped the quote on the page. I also used some black glitter paste to create the surface of the planet that the alien is standing on.
And if the number 42 isn't enough to link into the Art Journal Journey language challenge, the more cliche quote "Greeting Earthlings" does. Somehow I wonder if an alien was to land on earth, how would they know which of all the planet's languages to use to address the people they came across? I guess if they are so evolved to be able to actually travel all that distance across space to get to earth, they might be easily able to figure out how to communicate.
That's my page for today. Hope your week is going well.