Sunday, September 11, 2016

All this homework for AJJ and 9/11

Today I want to begin by paying tribute to 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack in world history and the most devastating foreign attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  While 2,996 people were killed that day, 2,605 were U.S. citizens, including 2,135 civilians. Three hundred seventy two were non-U.S. citizens.  Among those who died, 67 individuals were from the UK, 47 from the Dominican Republic, and 41 from India.  In total, more than 90 countries lost citizens in the four attacks.  This is truly a global remembrance, and one we should never, ever forget.  As long as I have a blog and am cognizant, I will try to remember to pay tribute to those who died on that day 15 years ago today.

Sometimes I try to add a bit of levity to lighten a serious situation (like paying tribute to 9/11) by creating a bit of humorous art.

This little boy's back pack is overflowing with homework.  Let's hope this is a one time event and not an every day occurrence.

I began the background by scrunching some deli paper, then coloring it with several acrylic paints.  I added two layers of security envelopes,

a piece of card stock spritzed with my handmade shimmering mists, and a piece of leftover yellow copier/printer paper.  Finally, I added the image I found in a magazine.

I'm honored that you joined Bleubeard and me today as we take a moment to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, not only those who gave their lives (including first responders), but family and loved ones who were left behind, too.

Also, please join us at Art Journal Journey where we're heading Back to School.  And don't forget to bring your homework.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece Elizabeth, this is really a date we should not forget.
Your schoolboy is very burdened with his homework, poor thing! Thanks for another wonderful page for AJJ! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie and Susi

Meggymay said...

Yes this is a day never to be forgotten, it effected many people from so many countries as well as you all in the USA.
That is a huge pile of homework, poor lad I feel for him. Its a fantastic page, super paper layers.
I hated homework, but always did it first to get it over, so I could do the things I liked to do.
Yvonne xx

Nancy said...

Yes, a good reminder. Nice use of the envelopes, and the image is the perfect one for your theme!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for the reminder and for breaking it down by countries.
May we always remember,

pearshapedcrafting said...

I don't think that anyone who was old enough to watch the news will ever forget that terrible day! My youngest visited Ground Zero a few years ago and said he wasn't prepared for the way it would affect him!
You page is definitely on a lighter(or heavier) note! Kids theses days certainly do get a lot of homework! Hugs, Chrisx

chrissie said...

A day none of us will forget Elizabeth.

Such a great page and so true for many

Love Chrissie xx

Jo Murray said...

I hope nobody ever forgets Elizabeth. Thanks for the touching reminder.

Pamela Gerard said...

I will never, ever forget that horrible day and the heroic who were the first responders. Thanks for the post.

Linda Manning Findley said...

good job "E" both in tribute and art work ... we shall always remember ....

My name is Erika. said...

It was a terrible day. I remember it so vividly. But I will admit your homework piece made me laugh. I bet kids do feel like that. We have an issue at school with teachers who give so much homework that the kids then skip homework for other classes. Some teachers think their class is the only class that is important. And I am not talking about high achieving kids who chose high level classes and agree to take on all that work. Oh well, we all have our work complaints. I must say I ended up collecting a lot of work on Friday and I kind of feel like the bicycling boy. :) Hugs-Erika

Sami said...

A great tribute Elizabeth and a date the world should not forget!
May this type of terror attack never happen again.

Linda Kunsman said...

Every year on that day I take some time to send out special prayers.

That man sure has an amazing ability to be able to carry all that while riding his bike:)