Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time to Get Away
But you can tell we're nearing the mid-point of winter. The cabin fever is setting in. It's gray a lot of the time. People are talking about the "winter doldrums".
Time to start planning that vacation!
There's really nothing like a vacation to renew your spirit. I think that the planning is just as fun! What sites are we going to visit? What fun new restaurants are we going to try? Can I hit an antique store or two without poor Brian wishing he had gone alone? :D
So you combine new free time and the invention of the airplane and suddenly the whole world opens up! In the "Golden Age" of travel (1920s-60s), people actually dressed up to board a plane. What a concept! I kind of wish it would return to that!
I've gotten some wonderful travel brochures in my ephemera pack purchases over the years - here are just a few. I especially love the European ones - it's become so expensive there in the last ten years or so that it's not an option for a lot of people. But in the Fifties and Sixties, Europe was THE place to go. It all looks so exciting, doesn't it?
And of course, I love using these brochures in my artwork! They're so colorful and fun!