I used Picasa to journal in the white space directly onto the photo. And the title "Titanic" was actually PART of the picture. Gotta love that! Tucked behind the photo are: museum tickets, exhibit tickets, an extra photo, our Titanic boarding passes, and a list with more journaling of other memories.
Primary Journaling Reads:BFF's Jordyn and Megan both LOVE James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic. They've seen it 100 times. I tease them about living together as old ladies with 20 cats, waiting for a handsome suitor to knock on the door....Jack for Jordyn and his nemesis, Cal for Megan. Best friends don't always have to agree on everything! These two girls talked all summer about visiting this exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum. They were thrilled, as were Patty and I, to have this cool experience. The details were stellar - from the lighting, to the music, to the amazing artifacts, to the faux iceberg - all of which was enhanced by the boarding passes we received with the names and information of actual passengers on the ship. At the end of the exhibit, you could check a list to see if you survived or not. We all survived except for Jordyn's "husband". Even though we expected that result, she was sad to learn of his fate.
Secondary Journaling Reads:
- The tattered, haunting workshirt of William Allen
- Jordyn saying, "Put your life belts on!!"
- Wine bottles with wine inside
- Being a 1st class passenger and a strong, female author
- Touching the faux iceberg
- The Straus' love story - dying together: "Where you go, I go."
- The stacked au gratin dishes
- Our photo on the grand stairs
- Dinner menus dated April 14, 1912
- Jordyn's excitement to be married and her heart break to be widowed
Some observations about the process and products:
- Of course I listened to the Titanic soundtrack when creating this page. How could you not?
- Cameras were not allowed INSIDE the exhibit.
- For my list journaling tag, I used a K Company Smash sheet that I had bought at Meijer earlier today. I think I'll get some good use out of that purchase.
- The red White Star Line seal in the upper left corner came from the packaging to a Titanic book I bought at the museum gift shop.