Welcome to my final Art Journal Journey journal entry. Tomorrow I will show you the cover I created for this Back to School Journal.
Today we are starting in the classroom, then will move to the playground.
Sometimes the lines get blurred between play and learning, especially for the younger children. However, in this classroom, the teachers have brought out toys that teach.
Music, math, painting, and book reading are all part of the classroom.
This little girl loves school. She could be me, but I never wore glasses.
Being able to recite the ABCs was an important first lesson, as were drills, like fire drills. These children have other drills they are performing.
Then there are the Teacher Resources, important for every instructor. All of these are very important in the classroom.
Materials used include a standardized test for students as my background, a portion of G45 scrapbook paper from their ABC collection, two flash cards, music washi tape, a pink punched music note, two cards from a same/different game, two images from magazines, part of a file folder from a former teacher, and a strip of the alphabet.
Now let's head to the playground, where fun abounds.
We'll play on the slipper slide and swing on swings. We'll even skip rope. We may need a bandage or two in case we fall down.
Did you know that hop scotch is played the world over, but the general layouts differ depending on the country you live in. This is a British layout, and is aptly called Plum Pudding.
We might even find a maze if our playground is large enough.
Regardless, we'll run and jump, chase each other,
and have lots of fun during play time. On the other hand, some of us will create a bit of mischief.
For this side, I started with a maze that mostly got covered, another piece of G45 paper, also from the ABC collection, a same/different card, an image of British hop scotch found on the internet, a bandage, a punched bird, two magazine images, and a hand painted and stamped background I used as a matte.
Thank you for the chance to share this final journal entry with you for my Back to School month at Art Journal Journey. I've had so much fun seeing how each person interpreted this theme, and I've learned a lot about different school systems, too. I've even drug up some long forgotten memories. It's been a genuine honor for Bleubeard and me to be your hosts during September.
But it's not over yet! You still have time to join us as we head back to school, and I share my journal's cover tomorrow.
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