This is it. Back to school. Teacher work day.
Lots to show you once I download the photos from my phone.
I had a GREAT class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzar. Learned a lot about making some wild colored and background layers. I took her altered book class, and I got lots of great ideas for making altered books. I must admit, taking a class gets me moving in a slightly new route on the road of art. Another tacky metaphors, but taking a good class is like taking a left or right at an intersection and not just staying straight on the usual route. You never know where this new route will take you...
Plus I got to meet Penny, one of my blog friends. It was great to meet her, and Penny, if you are reading this, I am going to call about one of those Dina Wakely classes as soon as the store reopens on Tuesday.
Saturday night I also went to a fun birthday party for my friend Vicky. It was more like a little dinner party, but she did not we were coming and it actually left her speechless. We had a lovely dinner out under the stars, as one of the woman there said, it reminded her of Mama Mia (the movie). It was lovely and a lot of fun.
And then yesterday we moved Katie back to school.
I woke up incredibly sad about it, and I missed her being around the house last night, but I will get to that too.
Besides, she'll be home for the long weekend.
And today, the start of school. Teacher work day. Nerves are up. The stress level is a bit high. I will be very glad when this transition is over and the long weekend is here because by then I will be back into the groove of this.
So instead of me babbling on, here's a couple more pages from my summer journal.
I love this page. I started by spraying a bit of blue Dylusions spray ink and then using a Crafter's Workshop stencil and a blue marker. I traced various clouds on my page and then used some white paint to fill in the clouds. The paint mixed a bit with spray ink an it gave the background this really neat dreamy kind of feeling. Then I drew out these letters on some blue paper and cut them out. A bit of quick other info...
And this is what I will most likely want tonight. My background is sprayed and stenciled watercolor paper and also sprayed and stenciled 8x8 yellow paper I added to the page.
I stamped the words. And I made these fun margarita glasses.
I took a die cut and colored it with Copics.
Then I used some Glossy Accents to give it the look of glass and then I added some clear glass glitter to look like the salt.
They're pink by the way because we had these pomegranate and blood orange margaritas and they were
Have a great Monday.