I have three Art Journal Journey entries today and a tale to tell about the second entry.
I am proud of both my undergrad and final university I attended. I spent so little time at the university where I got my master's degree, I barely remember it.
As long time readers and followers know, I got my Ph.D. at Wichita State University, where the mascot is a shock of wheat.
I found this information in my alumni magazine. The tags were given to me by my friend Kathy. They are supposed to go on gifts, but I thought this was
Everyone knows I'm not a doodler, so this was a big and rather stressful thing for me. But I persevered, took lots of breaks to rest my hand, and finished it in the end. Of course that last letter looked like I was really ready for the project to be over.
As I previously explained, the images came from my alumni magazine, the tags were gifts, the background was black construction paper, and the words were created by my crippled fingers.
However, I actually wanted to use this as a segway to my next entry. Long time readers and followers are aware I'm really into altered books. I spent an entire afternoon in late May prepping a new book that I planned to use for my September entries. In case you aren't familiar with how I accomplish this, you can find it in my second altered book lesson on my right sidebar. Basically, I remove no more than 3-4 pages at a time then leave at least 10-12 pages before removing more. I do this in each and every signature.
More recent visitors, readers, and followers will remember I had a flood this summer in my basement. When I got tired of breathing mold in my basement, I decided to work on the Back to School theme. However, I could no longer find the book I had started nearly a month earlier. So I cleaned up my craft room, my office, and assembled salvageable papers, then recycled, and trashed bags and bags of unusable or unwanted paper products. Of course, the book was nowhere.
Two days ago I was in the craft room putting some flowers in a book I use as a flower press. Under that book was the one I had looked so hard for for over a month. So I give you this one and only spread that is in that book.
"Old School" and
For both pages, I began with black paint. When dry, I cut the images from a book I had been given. I punched circles from dictionary pages, then added stick-on letters to each circle.
While I was in this be-true-to-my-black-and-yellow school mood,
I found another image from another of my alumni magazines. I think you can read the words and see the single image which was torn from the magazine. Yes, this is one of the old buildings on Wichita State campus. It is being repurposed and will no longer hold classes.
Bleubeard and I are so glad you stopped by and stayed to read about my lost book. We also hope you enjoy these pages I created for Art Journal Journey where the theme for September is Back to School.