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AnnaLift: An Act of Mercy

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zlemon





Registered: February 2015
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 20,524
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You can find almost anything on the internet. I found documentation that some oral family history was true. My Uncle told me that his great-grandfather, James Washington Curtis, was killed by a Confederate solider during the Civil War. But because he was a widower with four children under the age of 7, he didn't serve. He nursed a soldier he found dying on his land back to health. The soldier then came back and killed him. James lived in Washington, Arkansas; Arkansas was a divided state with both Union and Confederate sensibilities.


More info about Arkansas:
During the American Civil War, Arkansas was a Confederate state, though it had initially voted to remain in the Union. Following the capture of Fort Sumter in April 1861, Abraham Lincoln called for troops from every Union state to put down the rebellion, but Arkansas and several other states seceded instead. For the rest of the war, Arkansas played a major role in controlling the vital Mississippi River and neighboring states, including Tennessee and Missouri.


The town of Washington itself has an interesting history, it was major stop for pioneers on their way to Texas. Washington accommodated the travelers with a large tavern, which hosted people like Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Stephen F. Austin, Benjamin Milam and Jim Bowie. The town also had a blacksmith shop where, according to legend, James Bowie commissioned his eponymous knife.


Supplies:
ArtPlay Palette Across The Miles
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Find My Way Overlays No. 4
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MultiMedia Frames Overlays No. 4
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Melange FotoBlendz No. 4
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Process notes:
I used ArtsyPaper No. 2 as my background. Added a mask from Melange-FotoBlendz and clipped my big photo to it. Because my family history happened in Arkansas, I found a vintage map of Arkansas during the Civil War and placed it on the right hand side. I blended the map into the background paper. I added a transfer from the APP that looked similar and placed it on the lower left corner to balance the design. Added the multi-media frame and clipped photo to it. Luckily, I found photos that had the right color background for this design. I added several overlays from Find My Way to accent the vintage map look, I masked out several areas for a smoother transition. Title and text completed the layout.


Thanks for looking.
· Date: Wed August 22, 2018 · Views: 325
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jodegaard

Registered: July 2016
Location: jersey girl
Posts: 926
Wed August 22, 2018 6:48am

Incredible story, Christy, and a great history lesson. You have honored their memory beautifully. JodieO
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timounette


Registered: October 2006
Posts: 23,875
Wed August 22, 2018 6:51am

awesome page . Love the story it tells.
And these photos are so great

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beckturn


Registered: December 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,345
Wed August 22, 2018 9:16am

Love the photos and story. Fantastic page!
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isDK


Registered: June 2014
Location: Colorado
Posts: 15,770
Wed August 22, 2018 11:19am

Even animals will be nice to someone rescues or who nurses them to health. I don't want to think it's true, but people can be monstrous. Superb storytelling.

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faerywings

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Registered: August 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 48,525
Thu August 23, 2018 1:06am

So the title is what caught my eye at first, but the entire page and story are fascinating! Love the masking and "old-time" frames

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marnie333


Registered: September 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 17,644
Thu August 23, 2018 5:41am

How very sad, especially for the children. Love the framed men and map in the background. You're doing some good internet detective work!

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cyanne22


Registered: July 2015
Location: France ( Northwest region )
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Fri August 24, 2018 4:17am

Une très belle page d'histoire superbement réalisée.
Beau lift Christy.🌸

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musicmom3


Registered: November 2014
Location: New York City
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Fri August 24, 2018 10:25am

Geez Louise. I always come away from your storytelling pages with an emotional reaction, and this time it's no different. Great title work, BTW. How could you NOT read the journaling with that title? War certainly brings out extreme behavior.... During our recent travels through Europe, we seemed to stumble into WWII history around every turn. It became a kind of motif and we just went with it.

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