Hope your week is going well!
Today we are starting a new month and a new challenge at
Art Journal Journey
-Back to School-
And our lovely Elizabeth and Bleubeard of
are our charming hosts this month.
Elizabeth writes as her introduction:
'Greetings! We are Bleubeard and Elizabeth and you can find us at Altered Book Lover. We are delighted and incredibly honored to be invited by Valerie and Susi to host AJJ. Bleubeard is the face of our blog and I create the art, usually in an altered book.
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, 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.'
As I have spent the best part of my life at school - 16 years as a student and later 35 years as a teacher, I love this theme, and here is my very simple starting piece - Art journaling does not always have to be complicated or take up a lot of time:
I always loved grungy blackboards and writing and drawing with chalk. The energetic kids were drawn and painted with felt pens. I was always amazed at how much energy the kids had when they stormed into the classroom each day!
You have the whole month to get creative and post to our blog!
We had another great start to the day - I would sometimes wish to sleep longer, but I do love to watch the sunrise:
Today a stork was standing on the freshly plowed field on the way down to the Rhine, probably looking for edible goodies. It stood very still on one ringed leg, just moving its head back and forth:
And this pigeon found itself a great vantage point on the top of a willow tree:
As usual I watched the boats, and the people getting on and off of the ferry:
And I love to stand at the bottom of the Market Street and watch the ships pass:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!