Today I have two more spreads for Art Journal Journey. Both of these have an old school feel, one retro, one vintage.
Let's begin with the retro spread.
When I first started working on my Back to School book, I heard this statistic on a national news station. I immediately wrote it down, because I could not believe how much sleep young children need. I'm used to sleeping two to three hours, then being up for at least, 16, then sleep for two, then back at it again.
I can see our young lad has awakened refreshed and happy, greeting the day along with the singing bird.
This 11 to 12 hours sleep a night simply blows my mind.
However, the young boy seems to believe his mother and not put up a fuss when told to go to bed.
For this spread, I began by laying down a background of dictionary pages. I then used an image from a child's book I had been given, which I turned into a tape transfer. I was so lucky that the image came off nearly complete, so I was able to use the back side at the top of the page. Text was computer generated on yellow copier/printer paper.
The second spread deals with
the one room schoolhouse.
I feel sorry for the teacher who has to handle all those children of different ages. Did you notice the children in the tree? Of course, I love the bell that was used to announce school would soon be in session.
It appears some of the children walked to school, while others came by carriage.
How times have changed.
For the background, I used a piece of black construction paper that had been exposed to light. It had acquired a greenish tint, which added to the idea of a black or green chalk board. The focal image is from the internet, and the carriage and written words are from a
Bleubeard and I want to thank you for visiting. Please also join the two of us at Art Journal Journey, where this month the theme is Back to School.