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.
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Bleubeard and I welcome you
Art, including the journey, background techniques, new experiments, photos, failures, and successes will be shared on this site. I have removed my e-mail address until such time as I can get it to work again. Thank you for understanding. You can always leave a note on my blog and I will visit you.
Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
Bleubeard will guide you to each Altered Book Lesson as it appears
Click on any lesson you might have missed or want to review