Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three Muses --Newspaper & Soartful (last) Saturday- Woman


Well, the second piece for Soartful Saturday did come together after all--thanks to the Three Muses and their Newspaper challenge. Here is a postcard, Iron Jawed Angels. This piece was inspired by Kimberly Decker and her Free Trinkets and Treasures blog, where she's doing a series of posts for Women's History month. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were among the women campaigning for the 19th Amendment. They took on the established Women's Suffrage movement, launched an international campaign, picketed Congress and the White House, were arrested and beaten by police and went on a hunger strike while in jai. They were ultimately successful, and women everywhere benefitted. There's a wonderful TV mini-series about their struggle, called, oddly enough, Iron Jawed Angel.
When I was Googling Women's Suffrage, looking for the background bits, I came upon many headlines--which brought me to the Muses challenge. So Here's a One for Two special.
The texture is from nyker99 at T4L, the photos from Kimberly's blog site. The newspaper bits are from Google.
Thanks for visiting.

10 comments:

  1. Wow! This came together with alright. It is a fabulous piece. Thanks for sending it to Soartful.

    I'd better check out Kimberly's blog.

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  2. I loved your journey to creation of this piece, Linda! I think all the ladies who persevered for women's suffrage were iron-jawed. They had to be! We owe them our gratitude. Great entry. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You did a wonderful job on this piece! Love it!

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  4. This is a fantastic piece of art, Linda. It is also good to learn something about the American Women's Suffrage Movement as I know more about the story of the British women.

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  5. This is a stunning piece, Linda. Your collage is wonderful, especially as it comes with the story behind it. I love the images of the iron-jawed women. What courage women had to have in those far off days.
    Great work.

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  6. This is a fantastic piece and I love the story that led you to create it. Brilliant.

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