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One Daring Adventure
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One Daring Adventure

This is my warm-up page for the upcoming 2023 Travel Project.

I started with the photo of my dad, taken at Camp Pendleton during Boot Camp in his freshly issued U.S. Marine Corps uniform. I clipped it to the grouped Eudaimonia FotoBlendz 1-2 (adjusted size), then placed on Eudaimonia Artsy Paper 4 followed by an olive-green textured paper, blend mode Hard Light, 52% opacity. I added the text boxes and customized the Travel WordART Cluster 1-6 by changing the ‘Oh’ to ‘One’ using the ‘e’ from another cluster. I also extracted the butterfly from the AP4 and placed above the WordART cluster with a Drop Shadow.

Current Me: I have high hopes and much trepidation to complete this book about my dad’s service in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War in the 1950’s. I’ve always been the family member who takes pictures and documents events. I have photos he took at Boot Camp and S. Korea, and letters he wrote home, plus the telegram to his parents that he had been injured shortly after arriving in S Korea. My hope is to try to understand how an 18-year-old kid would be changed forever, affecting how he eventually raised five kids in the Tough-Love Marine kind of way.

Future Me: I will be grateful I took on this daring adventure and thankful to have been able to share this story with my brothers and their kids. Future Me appreciates how I accomplished such a daunting task. And hopefully I will have learned to be more tolerant, forgiving and understanding of others.
Credits list
ArtPlay Collection Eudaimonia NEW in the store NOW
ArtPlay Palette Eudaimonia (Artsy Paper 4)
Eudaimonia FotoBlendz 1-2
Travel WordART Clusters 1-6 (customized)

Tool Sets Brushes (splatters, stains)
Designer(s) Used:
  1. Anna Aspnes
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This is great! So good that you are making this book. The composition of this page is so well done- it leads your eye through the page and lands on the photo of your Dad, just as it should be!
 
What a fantastic page! I did use a magnifying glass to read your amazing journaling as my eyes are not as sharp as they used to be! Your journaling is so honest and heartfelt! I hope you do get to write that book about your dad. He sounds like an amazing man. You did a wonderful job to document this time in his life! Congratulations on being selected as Standing O 34
 
Fabulous page! Kudos for getting started! (I still have not done my page, nor really settled on my theme!). Perfect title and love the photo. You're very fortunate to have the memorabilia to support the book, which I know will be treasured by your family! Congratulations on the Standing O!
 
Your wonderful page really inspired me. My brother was a young Marine in the Korean War and because of your page I searched on his company and found a book about that company at the time he was in. The list of men even includes his name! Thanks so much. :lovey3: Really glad you're doing the project.
 
This is stunning!! wonderful blending and textures on your layout. Love your journaling!
 
A marvelous undertaking
Interesting journaling and awesome that you are the keeper of the photos to complete your book
 
Beautiful journaling and a wonderfully constructed page. It's interesting to look at the people who've shaped our lives from different perspectives. I am sure your brothers will appreciate your effort.
 
What a fantastic page! I did use a magnifying glass to read your amazing journaling as my eyes are not as sharp as they used to be! Your journaling is so honest and heartfelt! I hope you do get to write that book about your dad. He sounds like an amazing man. You did a wonderful job to document this time in his life! Congratulations on being selected as Standing O 34
Thanks so much Evelyn!
 

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