Friday, September 30, 2016

A month of Back to School with Art Journal Journey



Many of my art friends share their books by taking a side view once they are finished.  This book is not finished, but it is the end of the month, so I need to wrap up by showing what I've accomplished this month.

This book measures 8.5 X 11 inches or 21,59 X 27,94 centimeters.

It looks much better scanned (front

and back) than photographed,

mainly because it refuses to lie flat,

even though this was the flattest book I've ever worked in.

It won't lie flat in this position, either.

So I'll just take a few step out photos and let you peruse them at your own speed.











And finally a few step out photos of the back side.



Now that you've perused the cover, both front and back, let's review the inside.

Please double click for a larger view of these mosaics.
Unfortunately, the software program I chose, Big Huge Labs allows no more than 36 photos in one mosaic,

which meant I had to create two mosaics to show all the pieces I created this month.

I realize this theme wasn't as wildly popular as some have been in the past, but Bleubeard and I greatly appreciate the spreads each artist created this month.  I am honored that you took time to share your ideas of what Back to School meant to you, and how it brought back so many memories to those of us who created the art, as well as those who viewed it.


Bleubeard and I thank you (including especially Susi and Valerie) from the bottom of our hearts for this month and look forward to learning what the next chapter holds for Art Journal Journey.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I loved your theme, and I know many of us did. You were a great hostess for AJJ, and have wonderful book to show what you did. Thanks for all the hard work you put in, and for visiting all the participants, and for making this one of my fave challenges. You rocked the back to school class, so take ten out of ten ********** and go to the top of the class. Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

Great collaged covers Elizabeth. I think there is no journal out there that can lay flat once you finish. But that just means you had a lot of fun filling it up, or at least as far s you did. :) Thanks you for a great theme this month. Happy almost the weekend. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful theme and you are such a fantastic host, thank you! Your covers are fantastic, so much detail to look at and the pages inside are fabulous - I love them! :-). My journals are never flat once they are finished either ... lol. Wishing you a lovely start to the weekend! J :-)

~*~Patty S said...

Great side view of your book E!
Looks very inviting.
I think your theme was very original and I enjoyed it a lot.
Only wish I'd had more play time this month.
With our son returning home and our home improvements still going on AND trying to purge...well that's life.
Impressive body of work to inspire us again and again.
Your mosaics are fun to see.
Having only done six pages this month I don't have much to show.
Thank you for a great September.
AJJ continues to delight and inspire with the endless creativity from a group of such nice people around the globe.
Happy beginning of the weekend oxo

Jeanie said...

An impressive collection! I like seeing them in the mosaic format -- really shows a huge body of work!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your book turned out FANTASTIC Elizabeth and you rocked as a hostess ! Thank you so much!
It is fabulous to see all your ideas in the mosaic collages! You had so so many ideas and realizations!

♥♥♥
Susi

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm long past my school days, but the images I saw looking at posts for this "journey" brought back memories. Thx!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I think you deserve a big A* ! Not only have you made the most amazing pages this month you have made a fabulous cover too! You have brought those memories flooding back - I know that many of us have really, really enjoyed this theme! Not so many entries as maybe September is a busy month as folk go 'Back to School' but this has been a brilliant theme! Thank You for the inspiration! Hugs, Chrisx

sheila 77 said...

It was a great theme and it was obvious that those who took part hugely enjoyed it. It brought back memories and we learned of education in other countries.
Your book with the fabulous cover is terrific, and I examined the mosaics, each a gem in your own inimitable style.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for this months theme at AJJ. I wish I had had more time home ,to create more pages. That said, you took us on a wonderful journey , with your inspirational pages, It certainly made me recall many past memories about school.
Your covers are fantastic and like others have said, no journal of mine closes either.
Yvonne xx

Dianne said...

wowser!! you really outdid yourself this month...that's a lot of fabulous art! Really gorgeous page with the little red tennis shoes. Loving all the vintage images, cards, and game pieces you've used. You have been an awesome hostess this month for AJJ.

Last package re-sent to Chris this week-- posted on the 6IP blog and an email sent to Chris. Will be relieved when it finally arrives... (picture my head hanging in shame. *sigh*)

hugs, hope you are doing well...♥

Halle said...

What a great book made in such a short time!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Fantastic group of pages for this book. Cute as ever red sneakers!!! Love all the vintage images. xox