Thursday, September 08, 2005
"East Meets West" ATC: Series: Riding the Rails
"East Meets West". #1 in a series of 8 for a swap for the Yahoo Group! "artisttradingcards", titled "Riding the Rails". Created 9/8/05. Original. Collage with embellishment of a metal lock.
The background is a page of text about trains.
The image is a copy of a little collectible trading card which I believe came in breakfast cereal, sometime in the 1970s. Note the not-policitally correct and not-historically correct image of a Native American watching the celebration of the two trains coming together. I don't believe this really happened. I say this is not-politically correct as I believe that Native Americans were very upset about the railroad and they would never have watched in the crowd like that. At least he is frowning.
The embellishment came with a bag of bargain buttons from the craft store, which I purchaed a few years ago and have been using to make crafts with my children. The lock is to symbolize the east and west coming together with the transcontinental railroad. I would have preferred tha the lock be opened but I was worried that if I cut it with a metal snipper that the edges would be sharp. I added the embellishment as I felt that it looked too plain without something else added to it.