Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's Back to School time at Art Journal Journey


Greetings!  We are Bleubeard and Elizabeth and are delighted and incredibly honored to be invited by Valerie and Susi to host Art Journal Journey (AJJ) for the month of September.  Bleubeard is the face of our blog and always gets top billing.  
I am the behind-the-camera half of the duo, a mixed media artist who creates the art, usually in an altered book.  Of course, I've been known to dye fabric and paper, and sew torn fabric in my strange wonky way.

Although you may remember me from my altered book classes I offered as a way of giving back a few years ago, I have put those away and started a used spiral bound journal that I will mostly gesso over and devote exclusively to this month's art.
Whether you are pre-K through high school, heading off to college, or conducting post graduate studies, it’s time to head Back to School, our theme for September.

So grab those back packs, then fill them with crayons, rulers, iPads, notebooks, colorful pens, and pencils.  

Put on your new clothes, and head Back to School.  

And don’t forget to honor those teachers who shaped or will shape your mind over the years.

Materials I used to create this page include three blank standardized student test sheets, a rubber stamp, postage stamp, gifted star, dimensional embellishment, scrapbook paper, colored and punched images, magazine images, encyclopedia entry, and computer generated clip art.


So please join Bleubeard and me at Art Journal Journey all this month.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, and so good to have you with us at AJJ this month - your journal page is lovely, and I hope you will have a great month, I am looking forward to it very much. See you AT SCHOOL! Hugs, Valerie

Jeannette said...

wonderful page and typic school,love your page so much.
thank you for your kind comment of my page,iam glad you liked,this theme is so super.
have a great dayx.

hugs jenny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic BACK TO SCHOOL page dear Elizabeth!
We are honored to have you as a host this month! And the theme is just SUPER!!!
You made me happy!
♥♥♥
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

A wonderful page with such a diverse collection of school ideas. Can't wait to think of something to join in

Love Chrissie xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Brilliant theme and brilliant page Elizabeth - my head is buzzing with ideas already.
Have a fun month - I think we all will :)
Gill xx

My name is Erika. said...

Love this theme Elizabeth. :) I think we must be thinking the same thing. I have to laugh when I saw this since and thought I should have held my post from yesterday for today. But I have some good ideas and can't wait to get playing. Love your page today. That little girl with the backpack is so cute and made me smile. I love your background paper too. I think its going to be a great month! Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

A fantastic theme Elizabeth and a great page for inspiration for us.
I've ideas already, its going to be a great month.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

So good to see you at AJJ and with such a brilliant and inspiring theme! I love your page - a very clever idea to get us started! Hugs, Chrisx

~*~Patty S said...

You have chosen a very original and interesting theme E!
AND your first offering is super.
I am taking an online wax and poetry class and have told myself I need to really devote myself to the lessons in the coming weeks.
That said I'm not sure how much I'll be able to participate in AJJ this month.
It will be fun to see everyone's creativity on your fun theme.
Happy September (already!) oxo

Darla said...

You will be a great hostess for the month. Your back to school pages really set the mood. I miss that feeling of new notebooks, pencils, pens, etc. that the beginning of a school year always had. Maybe I need to go buy myself some supplies.

Jeanie said...

What a fun intro! I love how you interpreted Bleubeard, too!

Sandra Cox said...

What fun. I especially like the teacher of the year kitty:)
Instructors deserve special recognition, that's for sure.

Pamela Gerard said...

How fun!!!! i love back-to-school!! All those supplies!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a fun theme and page to start thee month Elizabeth! I'll have to look into my stash of ephemera and see what i can come up with. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

How fun for you, love the theme. And of course Bleubeard presiding over the classroom. xox

Rita said...

I always was so excited to go back to school. Nothing like getting new school supplies. This is a great theme. :)

Halle said...

Imagine my surprise today when I popped over to AJJ and saw you were hosting this month. Very cool. Congrats girlie! Now I just have to get inspired!

hazel said...

A brilliant page and a great theme.
xxx Hazel.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful page