Oh boy, we have a new port of call this week at Art Journal Caravan, which took me on a little side trip to investigate Troubadours, especially 1100-1200AD, which is about the time of their appearance and high activity. The loose translation of Troubadour is to invent or write, they were initially from the upper classes because it took education in order to write the songs and poems and compose the music. The subject matter was generally isolated to their local and addressed, politics, religion, and LOVE. The information was no tightly woven to truth, snipits here and there but the songs were written to entertain and sway the masses to adopt an idea or political/religious attitude. So wouldn't you say these were the social networking devices of the 1100 and 1200's, much like our facebook, twitter, etc, lol.
Okay, but what is a Troubairitz? It is a woman Troubadour, they were much fewer in numbers and their works rarely survived. I did find this one which gave me a good morning giggle. For more information on Troubadours in France visit this link. Troubadours
So as I am reading, this page began playing around in my head. The background paper and jounaling block is from Vivas "Grazioso" kit. The Turbadours and flourish are from the internet. So wishing you LOVE this week as we go into Valentine week, hugs