Monday, September 26, 2016

The very best teachers!

I have two spreads today even though each is independent of the other.

I want to begin by honoring all teachers with this quote.

The best teachers
teach from the heart

not from the book.

Materials used include computer generated text, a heart cut from some of my painted paper, a bird punch, and an image of books fussy cut from a book store cafe menu.

For my second spread, I also believe parents need to be involved with teaching their children,

just as much as a good teacher does.

Parents need to pick up when the school day ends.

Of course, there's always time for a bit of humor when it comes to parents and their teaching skills.

For this second entry, I actually began with the two quotes, then found a really old magazine image I thought would match the sentiments.  First I laid down a sheet of pale green copier/printer paper.  To that, I added the found image, some gifted glittery tape, and computer generated text outlined with pigment ink.

Bleubeard and I are delighted you joined us today where we paid tribute to all those teachers who shaped our minds and empathized with parents who must shape those minds when school is out and where teachers leave off.  Please also join us at Art Journal Journey where the theme this month is Back to School.   There's still plenty of time to join in on the fun.

11 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Both pages are wonderful again, and show is how important it is to teach from the heart, and that parents and teachers should cooperate. Thanks again for these wonderful entries for AJJ, you have done so much this month! Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

Rike said...

Two beautiful pages with very wise quotes! I like this heart!

Darla said...

I'm back with internet connection and trying to catch up. I enjoyed these pages and looked back through a few previous posts. Looks like you are doing a wonderful job with the back to school theme for Art Journal Journey.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Two beautiful pages and both with such important statements! The bottom one reminds me of the parents who can't understand why their child isn't learning or are badly behaved when "they have everything they need in their rooms - computer, Game Box, TV, mobile phone etc" ! I used to try to explain to parents that their child needed to spend time with them! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Hooray internet connection today. Having a catch up and all the pages I've missed are fabulous, Today's pages speak to me, I wonder if teachers are ever given enough credit for being there. Its always the teachers fault if the children don't make the grade and get good results, but the truly dedicated teachers do care and teach from their heart for all children to do well.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Two wonderful pages !! Yes teachers as well as parents need both a BBBBIIIIGGGG ♥heart♥!
I wish you a wonderful start of the new week, hope everything goes well !
oxo Susi

~*~Patty S said...

Your teach from the heart page really touches my he♥rt E.
That heart is excellent and brilliant on the stack of books.
A perfect philosophy too.
Your second page brought back memories of when it was time to tuck in our young sons. They were often ready to talk about everything under the sun lol. Sweet image with the hand made afghan too.

Let's Art Journal said...

Fantastic pages that showcase such brilliant quotes and sayings! I love your teach from the heart page, the images and colours are beautiful :-). Wishing you a great week! J :-)

sheila 77 said...

Oh yes, your first piece is marvellous. Great words and a great illustration for the words. I love the big heart on top of the lovely pile of books. I think our teachers mostly taught from the heart, not for the exams so much.
The second is very amusing. You have such a way with your art, it is true "hands-on" art.

My name is Erika. said...

I am with you on both pieces. It really starts at home, and without that, for most kids, a teacher can only do so much. Great pieces today! :) Hugs-Erika

Jeanie said...

I love the expression of teaching from the heart, not the book. Must share that with a few teachers I know!