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Thomas and Martha by nami64 Thomas and Martha by nami64
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a little present for someone i know :3 : Thomas and Martha Jefferson

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so now, a little bit of history and about this couple :) :

Throughout their almost eleven-year marriage, the Jeffersons appeared to have been deeply devoted to each other, sharing common passion for music, literature and a mutual suport.
On 1782, Ms. Jefferson’s health took a turn to the worse, and Martha died on September 6, a few months after the birth of her last child. Jefferson was so distraught, he did not remarry and remained a widower for the rest of his life, as he promised to his wife.
He was inconsolable in his loss and “was led from the room almost in a state of insensibility by his sister Mrs. Carr, who, with great difficulty, got him into his library where he fainted, and remained so long insensible that they feared he would never revive.” After the funeral, he withdrew to his room for three weeks. Afterward he spent hours riding horseback alone around Monticello. His daughter Martha wrote, “In those melancholy rambles I was his constant companion, a solitary witness to many a violent burst of grief.”
Not until mid-October did Jefferson begin to resume a normal life when he wrote, “emerging from that stupor of mind which had rendered me as dead to the world as was she whose loss occasioned it.”(…)“All my plans of comfort and happiness were reversed by a single event…”
He carried a folded piece of paper with her handwriting with him the rest of his life along with a lock of her hair.


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media: hands, photoshop, piece of paper
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:iconleocat777:
my favy president! and nice history lesson X3
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:iconjessica-lorraine-z:
Jessica-Lorraine-Z May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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:iconellyvia:
This is really interesting... Your stories in pictures about this couple. Considering I live right outside Thomas' Poplar Forest... :)
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:iconnami64:
oh really? lucky you! how i wish i could visit Virginia and particularly Monticello :)
and thank you!
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:iconlunanoctis:
LunaNoctis Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
Wow I'm horrible with history and had no idea Thomas Jefferson went through that. Kinda made my eyes water :(
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docarroyo Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding work. When does the book come out?
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:iconnami64:
LOL when someone will write beautiful words to go with it :D
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:icondocarroyo:
docarroyo Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a historical coloring book in the 90% stage. It originally was to be a team effort, but I could never get the team working in the same direction. I finally started an outline, so I had an idea of the drawings needed. The team basically told me the outline was the right words.

Don't sell your words short. Your descriptions are great. You may already know the writer...look in the mirror.
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:iconnami64:
a lot of my descrioption comes from internet, not from me. i'm french and my english is terrible... maybe in french then? :)
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:icondocarroyo:
docarroyo Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Write in your native langauge from the heart. Once you are happy with the feelings of the words, you can get help with any translation you need.
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