Friday, January 26, 2018

New Classes Begin Today

New classes begin today at school. I am ready to meet my new kids. Glad it is Friday. I don't start of my classes with a big push and I get a day just to see what they are like, and then Monday we can start working.  I hope they are good groups.:)

My adventure today for Art Journal Journey is all about going to school or learning new things. I found this background in my stash of gelli prints, and I started by painting this pencil, before using a black Stabilo pencil to highlight it. I added the ruler paper tape, the TH school girl and the car, as well as the letter stickers for my quote.
I can't believe how quickly the month is winding down. It's already January 25. But there's still time for you to share an adventure with us over at AJJ.
And I hope everyone is ready for the weekend
Thanks for visiting.

14 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This page is so beautiful - great colors and such a wonderful quote and your big pencil is really cool! A fantastic composed page Erika! Fingers crossed that just nice students are in the groups! But I can imagine that with such a charming and uplifting teacher everybody loves to learn !
I was happy to have had some very good teachers at school as well beside of some who got already dusty - but that was a good time to learn for real life - it's the same - some super adventures and some not so nice ones....
Thanks a lot for another fabulous entry to your rocking theme Erika!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous journal page, and the quote is very true. Good luck with your new classes, hope you get willing and nice students! Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing page! I love the sentiment and the pencil you painted is amazing, I actually thought it was a shop bought image until I read your post - beautiful 😁. Hope school went well today and your kids are keen to participate and be taken on new learning adventures! Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊
p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! J x

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy First Day of a new Semester! I'm sure you'll get a great group of kids. Just like the girl on your page. She looks a little nervous, but I bet she's eager to learn new things. Love your pencil and the washi tape.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, good luck with the new school kids. perfect journal page too. Enjoy your weekend Kathy

craftytrog said...

I adore your beautiful page Erika!
Very spooky that the elements are similar to the page I made today, a Gelli Plate background and collage! Lol!
Wishing you well with your class, and hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Alison xox

Divers and Sundry said...

I hope today goes smoothly, and I trust your new groups will be fun to work with :) Learning does open doors where new adventures await. Sometimes we don't realize that 'til later ;)

Meggymay said...

I hope you had a good day with your new classes. A gentle way to start the new session having one day before the weekend break.
I love your journal page, it looks a great gelli print backrtound.
Yvonne xx

Faye said...

Beautiful, Erika. Your background colors and the objects you placed on it harmonize so well.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can’t believe how late I am visiting. Seems EVERYONE posted the one day I was gone. What surprised me was the pencil. I didn't realize you had drawn it until I started reading about it. This is fabulous. I love the background, I love the quote, and I love the overall design. It's a genuine beauty and perfect for your theme at Art Journal Journey.

Hope you and your new group of students mesh up and enjoy each other. Just think, school is half over for the year.

Astrid Maclean said...

A woderful page!!! The orange and green (not a combination I would have readily chosen) go so well together and really make it pop! That pencil looks fantastic, and that girl looks like the kind of studious pupil any teacher would wish for....

Good luck with the start of term, - as an ex teacher I only remember too well how that feels. We used to start on a Thursday, but Friday sounds even better.... Oh and a wonderful quote!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Great page, Erika. I love seeing your gelli prints and what terrific backgrounds they make.

Jeanie said...

I love this one a lot, Erika. The colors work so well with the images and your gelli background just is perfect -- lots of energy and pizazz but it doesn't fight or overpower the image. Lovely!

Kate said...

This is amazing! I love your background and that image.
Kate