We are half way through this month of Back to School art journaling at Art Journal Journey. If you haven't already joined us, I hope you will put on your thinking cap and create something in your own art journal to share.
One of the important parts of school is play time, and many have chosen to emphasize that. So today I have a double spread revolving around "after school activities." Norman Rockwell got it right when he painted this after school basketball activity.
And of course, my love of basketball took over when I embellished this page.
Times have certainly changed, though.
In the "Projects" in New York City,
empty lots are being converted to play areas, thanks to various grants, where children can play after school.
Materials used for the left spread include scrapbook paper as the background, a Norman Rockwell painting/print found in a book of Rockwell prints, computer generated text, and basketball and hoop embellishments.
Materials used for the right side include a calendar page showing disadvantaged children in their new play area embellished with crayola colored paint chip samples.
Bleubeard and I appreciate you dropping by today. I may not say it often enough, but thanks for your support and encouragement. Of course, I hope you'll also join us at Art Journal Journey, where this month the theme is "Back to School."
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