“I Don’t Have Anything To Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10 by Tangie!

Prompt: If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.


by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

What kind of history intrigues you? For me, I studied a lot of art history in college for my degree in Interior Design. I even made sure to take a dream trip to Paris, Rome, Florence, and Venice to see the art and architecture that I had studied. So it was a natural selection for me to pick a time period that was heavily-influenced by fashion and design.

You can choose between ancient, medieval, or modern history.

You can choose from events from political, economic, cultural, religious, or social history, etc.

In The Movies: Midnight in Paris

I recently watched a Woody Allen movie called “Midnight in Paris” starring Owen Wilson. Owen’s character, Gil Pender, is vacationing in Paris with his fiancee. He is struggling to write his first novel. ” One night, Gil gets drunk and becomes lost in the back streets of Paris. At midnight, a 1920s Peugeot Type 176 car draws up beside him, and the passengers—dressed in 1920s clothing—urge him to join them. They go to a bar, where Gil comes to realize that he has been transported to the 1920s, an era he idolizes. He encounters Alice B. Toklas, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who take him to meet Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway agrees to show Gil’s novel to Gertrude Stein, and Gil goes to fetch his manuscript from his hotel. However, as soon as he leaves, he finds he has returned to 2010 and the bar has disappeared. ” (Source: Wikipedia)

I won’t spoil the rest of the movie for you, but isn’t that a wonderful fantasy and fabulous answer to this prompt? I’ve watched the movie once by myself and then watched it again with my husband! I highly recommend it! And I’m not usually a Woody Allen fan.



Inspiration for Myth-Buster Prompt #10

Heather aka sparklyduck75

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney

There are a great many wonderful historic things I wish I could’ve seen, and among them is Walt Disney’s triumph with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We take it for granted today, but when it premiered in 1937, it was the first full-length, full-color, animated film ever made. Disney pursued this thing in his imagination amidst opposition and claims that it couldn’t be done, the public wouldn’t want it, he’d ruin his career, and so on. But creating a feature film was the only way Walt Disney could see to make enough money to continue doing what he loved, and so he persisted. Within days of the film’s release, it was already being declared by some as the greatest film ever made, but those gushing praises have aged well; nearly 80 years later, it is still universally acknowledged as a milestone in cinematic history, unlocking whole worlds of technological and artistic possibilities. We’re probably able to sit here on our computers right now creating digital art owing in part to Walt Disney’s stubborn and remarkable vision. So yeah… I definitely wish I could’ve been there to see it unfold.

CREDITS: BY TANGIE BAXTER: Dream Spilling, Jetadore, AJC 2011 Parcel 33 kits, and Watercolor Styles.
Fonts: GreasySpoon; WickedGrit.
Walt Disney and Snow White images from the Internet.


Julie Ann

French Court

Journaling: From an Interior Designer’s viewpoint, I would be fascinated to be a witness to, or rather actually be part of the royal court of, King Louis XV at the palace of  Versailles in the 1720’s +. The Rococo Style was becoming popular, defined by S- and C-curves and asymmetry. Furniture was heavily gilded. Comfortable sofas promoted intimacy, conversation, even amour. The King’s most famous mistress was Madame de Pompadour, who is also the most famous patron of the Rococo style. She never had much political influence yet did wield considerable power and influence behind the scenes, including intervening in the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles.

CREDITS: Most by Tangie Baxter
Pearl necklace: Mermaid Lagoon
Flowers, Journal Box,Paper: Marie Collab with Sherrie JD
Gesso: Gesso Messy 5 Borders
Lady, Chaise: Queen of Cakes with Holliewood Studio
Alpha: Mr. Darcy
Blue Boy: French Twist by Sherrie JD
French word art: Once Upon a Dream by Lili Collab with Emily Merritt (retired)
Photo: by luke chan – Creative Commons Flickr


Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your historical event pages!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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4 Responses to “I Don’t Have Anything To Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10

  • Heather says:

    I loved that movie!! I recently stumbled across a book called “The Paris Wife”, an historical fiction about Ernest Hemingway’s wife. It’s different from what I usually read, but it reminded me so of Hemingway in that movie, that I couldn’t resist. I’m quite enjoying it so far. I love your page (will comment in the gallery, probably with another story…). Thanks for posting mine! I had so much fun with this.

  • Both of these are wonderful! :grin:

  • Bernadette says:

    I’m trying to follow these even though I don’t always get time to do a layout, but I have to admit I am getting confused. I have 10 Myth Buster prompts,, you only have 8? There are two 4′s and two 5′s as far as I can see. Could you please please check and renumber as I would hate to miss any. Thanks so much


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