Joy in the Journey

America the Beautiful

“JOY IN THE JOURNEY”

Family History Folk Art Montage by artist Christine Clarkson Kelly

SHARE and PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
by purchasing a copy of  this beautiful 10″ x 72″ oil painting along with a companion book featuring your family!

Click on the painting above to show the incredible detail illustrating 600 years of American families: the arrival of  your ancestors in “America the Beautiful” by ship across the Atlantic–  from the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria in the 1400s to the Mayflower in the 1600s and the immigrant ships into the nineteenth century;  United States history  represented by George Washington crossing the Delaware River in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War soldiers in the 1860s,  as well as the landmarks in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.    “Joy in the Journey” includes America’s  religious history showing the Pilgrims, Protestant churches, Catholic cathedrals, and the LDS Church from the Hill Cumorah in New York to the tops of the mountains in Salt Lake City.  You can see the Western migration as people traveled on horseback, in covered wagons and by train.  From log cabins and ranch houses to beautiful modern homes that resemble those of your own family.  The history of aircraft is included along with all branches of the military and vignettes highlighting our shared heritage of freedom and individual achievement.  

CREATE YOUR OWN:

I would like to help you preserve the JOY IN YOUR JOURNEY through art and an heirloom book. You can 1) order a personalized copy of the painting for your own home or to give as a gift to parents, children, and grandchildren; and 2) you can provide me with the information to create your heirloom book chronicling your family’s story.  Just go to www.JoyInMyJourney.com for ordering details.  The bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 11 inches with the name of your family on the cover.  It contains up to 30 pages of stories, maps and colored pictures.   Just imagine what your book will include, what memories you have to share, what stories you can tell . . . and together we can create a family treasure.

You can send the stories of your family, parents, grandparents, and loved ones; the things you want others to know and remember.  Gather some of your favorite photographs; include pictures of individuals, homes, reunions, trips, weddings and other moments you don’t want to forget.   Send a pedigree chart, or a map of the country your family originated from.  I will then create your book to accompany your painting!  To order the painting or contact me regarding the creation of your family book please go to www.JoyInMyJourney.com.

DETAILS ABOUT “JOY IN THE JOURNEY”

The following is a brief description of each part of the montage above.  More detailed explanations will be available soon at www.JoyInMyJourney.com.

1.   LIGHTHOUSE OF THE LORD symbolizing a “beacon of faith, hope and direction.”

2.   NIÑA, PINTA AND THE SANTA MARIA as Christopher Columbus arrived in America 1492.

3.   SHIP of our ancestors arriving in America from Germany.

4.   SHIP of our ancestors arriving in America from England.

5.   STATUE OF LIBERTY on Ellis Island.

6.   NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE

7.   MISSION HOME.

8.   MAYFLOWER, PILGRIMS AND INDIANS arriving November 21, 1620

9.   PILGRIM ROCK ON CLARK’S ISLAND IN PLYMOUTH HARBOR

10.   PILGRIM MEMORIAL MONUMENT

11.   GEORGE WASHINGTON “Crossing the Delaware” and the BRITISH RED COATS in the Revolutionary War 1776.

12.   CIVIL WAR with the Union and Confederate soldiers 1862-1865.

13.   EDWARD HUNTER SEMINARY in Pennsylvania 1829-1842.

14.   SHIP of our ancestors arriving in America from Ireland.

15.   SHIP of our ancestors arriving from Scandinavia.

16.  ANCESTRAL HOME in Virginia 1700s

17.   ST. PETERS EPISCOPAL PARISH

18.   ANCESTRAL HOME AND CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL

19.   UNITED STATES CAPITOL, Washington DC

20.   GRISTMILL, HOME and U.S. POST OFFICE

21.   BETSY ROSS HOUSE where the first American flag was made for the 13 colonies.

22.   CARPENTER HALL at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1770.

23.   INDEPENDENCE HALL and LIBERTY BELL in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

24.   CHRISTS CHURCH – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

25.   Mennonites and Quakers.

26.   ANCESTRAL HOME OF__________

27.   MONUMENT OF JOSEPH STANDING.

28.   THE SACRED GROVE at Palmyra, New York.

29.   HILL CUMORAH with the “Moroni Monument”

30.   PETER AND MARY WHITMER HOME -The Church of Jesus Christ was organized here in April 6 1830.

31.   SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

32.   KIRTLAND TEMPLE at Kirtland, Ohio, 1836.

33.   FARM HOME.

34.   BLACKSMITH SHOP.

35.   ANCESTRAL HOME

36.   ANCESTRAL HOME

37.   NAUVOO MANSION HOUSE

38.   NAUVOO TEMPLE dedicated May 1, 1846.

39.   LIBERTY JAIL in Liberty, Missouri.

40.   CARTHAGE JAIL in Carthage, Illinois.

41.   HANDCART COMPANIES, 1856 -1859.

42.   WAGON COMPANIES TRAVELING to the WEST.

43.   TRAVEL BY MOTOR VEHICLES

44.   TRAVEL BY COVERED WAGONS

45.   TRAVEL BY RIVER AND STEAM BOAT

46.   TRAVEL BY RAILROAD

47.   ENSIGN PEAK in Salt Lake City, Utah.

48.   SALT LAKE TABERNACLE.

49.   SALT LAKE TEMPLE – 40 years to build – 1853-1893.

50.   UTAH STATE CAPITOL.

51.   BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

52.   FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY, the largest in the world.

53.   GREAT SALT LAKE

54.   JOSEPH SMITH MEMORIAL BUILDING

55.   BRIGHAM YOUNG HOME called the “Beehive House.”

56.   CHURCH OFFICE BUILDING

57.   RIO GRANDE RIVER

58    AIRPLANES

59.   RAINBOW

60.   RIVER FLOOD

61.   TAOS PUEBLO at Taos, New Mexico

62.   LIVING IN A DIRT FLOOR HOUSE

63.   ANCESTRAL HOME

64.   ANCESTRAL HOME

65.   ANCESTRAL HOME

66.   MANASSA CHAPEL

67.   ANCESTRAL HOME.

68.   SCHOOL HOUSE.

69.   TORNADOES

70.   RUN FOR THE CHEROKEE STRIP  2 million acres of Indian land was open for homesteads 1889.

71.   FAMILY WAGON TRAIN searching for homestead land.

72.   ANCESTRAL HOME.

73.   ANCESTRAL HOME.

74.   CATHOLIC CHURCH

75.   LOG CABIN

76.   HARVESTING

77.   FAMILY RANCH

78.   FOREST SERVICE HOUSE

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79.   MOVING TO NEW HOME

80.  THOROUGHBRED HORSE

81.   FAMILY HOME

82.   ADOBE HOUSE

83.   CHAPEL

84.   FAMILY HOME

85.   MESA ARIZONA TEMPLE

86.   MESA HIGH SCHOOL.

87.   WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

88.   ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

89.   BEAUTY SHOP

90.   LOGGING WOODS

91.   FAMILY HOME

92.   FAMILY HOME

93.   CHAPEL

94.   CITY WE LIVED IN

95.   CITY WE LIVED IN

96.   CITY WE LIVED IN

97.   CHAPEL

98.   FAMILY HOME

99.   FAMILY BUSINESS

100.  FAMILY RANCH

101.  OAKLAND CALIFORNIA TEMPLE

102.  WORLD WAR II 1941-1945

103.  MOUNT FUJI and the beautiful PAGODAS in Japan

104.  COLORADO RANCH

105.  FAMILY CABIN

106.  PACIFIC OCEAN AND THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE near San Francisco, California


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