Hi everyone from snowy New Hampshire. The big storm is here today. There are blizzard conditions developing at the coast and heavy snow starting this morning. And no school! This is what we get during our little "warm" break from the bitter cold. But the bitter cold is coming back for the weekend. Of course! :)
So let's look ahead to happier and more exciting things. At the end of April, I am going to Japan as a school representative to our sister city of Nichinan. There are 5 adults and 8 kids going. The good news is that the other 4 chaperones are people I know really well and get along with. We all teach science, and I've even traveled with 2 of them before, including the woman who I went to Iceland with 2 summers ago. And our tickets have been bought. :) So I really am going, unless our lovely president (written with a large hint of sarcasm) or someone else in that general part of Asia does something to disturb the peace enough that the school doesn't think it is safe enough for us to go.
It's really crappy to have to think that way.
So I won't think that way. I will be positive.
My page today is all about Japan.
My page began with my stamping the tradition Japanese building in multiple colors several times on my background. Then I created the bamboo insert with various stamps (some are from Magenta and Crafty Individuals) and a little coloring. I doodled and hand painted the cherry blossoms in the 2 corners, and stamped the face (Oxford Impressions) many times. I fussy cut out each face and added them to the page.
Our Japanese culture lessons start later this month which is what I was thinking of when I started this page. But of course, in case you haven't figured it out, I am very excited to go. The general agenda is 4 days in Nichinan, 2 in Kyoto and 2 in Tokyo.
I am sure I will have more to chat about some other day, but needless to say I am linking this page up to Art Journal Journey where our latest theme is New Year, New Adventures.
I hope wherever you are the day is sunny and a nice winter warm temperature. And then maybe you can send a little bit of it my way. :)
Thanks for visiting.