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My new sketchbook cover, with a Marie Antoinette theme.

The cover has many images of Marie from different sources. The gold lettering in the middle has the french phrase that translates to "Let them eat cake", and also, "There are a great many people at Versailles today," the only thing Marie ever said to DuBarry in public.

The middle motif is Marie-Antoinette's signature image at the Petit-Trianon, with an M and an A intertwined. Marie and I have the same initials! Marie Antoinette=Mary Alice.

I've been a fan of Marie Antoinette for a long time and done a lot of research on her. I have many books about her, including one just about her official perfumer. She's a very misunderstood character, not at all as airheaded as Kirsten Dunst made her out to be in the latest movie.

That movie wasn't very good...I mean it was BEAUTIFUL, but that's about it. Also, can I just say, DuBarry was NOT a scary-looking black-haired villain? She was blonder than Marie, who was actually slightly redheaded. And many people said she was a very kind person, not a horrible sneering cat like the movie made her out to be. So yeah, the movie was not so great. But that doesn't mean I won't cosplay it soon! XD
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addieduck Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This looks amazing!

I wish I had clippings like this but I only just got into Marie Antoinette late last year :/ Not likely to find any magazines lying around with movie clip or anything along that line now. I would print it off if it wasn't my printer being lame by leaving a green tinge to the colours.
sashimidragon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely agree with you about the movie. It was stunningly gorgeous. And that image of Marie with all the cakes is my favorite. I rescued that page from the magazine it came in and have been wondering what to do with it ever since. Now I know!
mistressvampire99 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
these are cool!
engelvleugels Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Now we know that she never said that. :)
ZarineBashire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, nice.
KysPerspective Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
hey i was wondering if you'd be interesred in do an artists trading card thing with me and a couple other people on this site... if you are check out my journal for more info and let me know
tickingcounterparts Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I love Marie Antoinette (btw all my comments you're gonna get today are a result of boredom, my fiancee not following up on dishnetwork, and the fact that uh it's been awhile so I"m sorting through 500 deviations... teeheehee... I delete most but look at most of yours w00t)..

I <3 Marie Antoinette. Have you seen the 300 dollar Marie Antoinette Barbie doll? It's AMAZING. She's my 2nd favorite queen. My #1 was Queen Elizabeth I. :)
Haryza Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful. Marie Antoinette and I share a birthday.
kittynip43 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
: P awesumist thing ive seen in my life <3
Marie rox >UO 8P
Slooshies Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Marie got a bad rap for being an indulgent princess.
But who doesn't want to be an indulgent princess?
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