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#photorehabcovermakeover Week 9

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 9

It’s Week 9 of the Photo Rehab Cover Makeover run by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday. Actually, it might not be Week 9 — I seem to have got mixed up as I titled Green Mile #7; that’s what comes of dealing with far too many emails and an explosion of other people’s lovely blog posts!

I do know, however, that this week’s challenge, as you can see above, was to do a cover for George Orwell’s classic, 1984.

I chose to use I Can See What You’re Doing as the background to give the impression of a barricade. I added  the same photo from Unsplash that I used in Cabinet of Curiosities (the whirly window), and a medical drawing of an eyeball from The Graphics Fairy.

The font I’ve used (Bodoni) is not what I would have wished. I lost so many fonts last year when the computer died at the same time as the back-up (of course) and remembering the names and finding them again is proving almost impossible. The one I had in mind was what you might call ‘dirty’ and eaten into. Ah well!

Click here for instructions if you would like to take part in future challenges.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


This is an extremely early piece when I was only just beginning to realise what textures could do for a photograph. The windmill, from Wikimedia, is on the Île de Noirmoutier, an island that lies off the coast of France, and I used a filter from Snap Art, one of my background textures, and one from Skeletal Mess.


Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on–that is, badly. Animal Farm by George Orwell


The Windmill 3 Ring Binder
The Windmill 3 Ring Binder

The Windmill Pack Of Standard Business Cards
The Windmill Pack Of Standard Business CardsThe Windmill Postage
The Windmill Postage

Available at the following galleries:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


“Study the past if you would define the future.” Confucius

I must be mad — don’t all shout at once! It’s not as if I have nothing to do but I couldn’t resist starting another blog.  The subject is History, one of my passions. It was the urging of TV producer-turned-writer, A L Berridge, that tipped me over the edge!

Knowing our history, personal and public, is vital if we are to come anywhere near improving our future. The past is littered with mistakes made by everyone. If we don’t learn from history, we cannot safeguard and improve our future.  It seems the human race is more able to realise this on a personal level than a public one. Or perhaps it’s simply that if a person’s trajectory leads to public office, the trappings turn them into selfish individuals, the I’m-alright-Jack, I-can-avoid-the-same-mistakes-without-checking-my-history types. I’m generalising but I’m sure you get my drift.

And then, of course, there’s the UK Education Secretary, Michael Gove, who seems intent on turning the learning of History into a glorious-battle-over-the-underdogs by rote. That path leads us nowhere.

Although I will be writing the odd article for First Night History, it will consist primarily of re-blogs and, I hope, an occasional commissioned post.

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” Winston Churchill

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” Aldous Huxley

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston Churchill

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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