Sunday, October 12, 2008
Cinema Saturday #1
It's actually Sunday not Saturday, but I really wanted to participate in this new challenge... Cinema Saturday is new this week and takes it's inspiration from a film. This week it's Pride & Prejudice, so you know I HAD to participate!
This weekend is also Thanksgiving in Canada, and so because of family get togethers and such I haven't had much time to create, but I did steal away a bit of time this afternoon to make my project. In keeping with Thanksgiving, I chose to make a Gratitude Journal instead of a card this week. I plan to try to write five things I'm grateful for down each day between now and Christmas (...and maybe beyond then too:)
I had the soundtrack from the BBC version of P&P playing while I was making my journal. I was thinking of Elizabeth's address to Mr. Darcy toward the end of the story where she tells him of her gratitude for what he did for her and her family. This is just before he proposes again... and just before he turns to her and says 'dearest & loveliest Elizabeth' (the first time he uses her first name might I add!) So this is where I took inspiration. I also thought about the balls and socials, the rich colours in some of the decor in some of the more stately homes, and the beautiful dresses when I was selecting my colours. I know it was the richer women who were dressed in darker colours in this society as opposed to dear Lizzie, but I felt the rich colours captured my gratitude best for this project and there are a few scene's where Elizabeth is dressed in some reddish and brown hues (see example below).
Happy Thanksgiving all!!