Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Good Book

What is better than a good book to read? Thank goodness we learned to read, whether it was at school, from someone at home, or on your own. I made my page today to celebrate reading and all the good (and I guess all the bad too) books out there that we can escape into because we can read.
And since most people learn to read at school, I am linking up to Elizabeth's theme this month at Art Journal Journey- Back To School.
I was originally going to make my page book shaped, but then it was rather awkward, so I attached it to this Gelli print. I found this cat sticker in my stash, and I liked her soooo much I added her in. I think the cat's expression almost looks like a strict  teacher who loves the kids but doesn't want them to have any fun unless she says so.
I think I could have been that girl in the chair too when I was a young lass. Or now but add in a few more creases and some pockets of extra body weight- ha-ha!
Today I am keeping this one short. But I appreciate you stopping by for a visit.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love this, Erika. Learning to read is quite important, and those who don't know how often want to learn, while those who are given every opportunity often squander it.

This is a great lesson, and I love the cat. Bleubeard gives the teacher two paws up and I love your AJJ entry.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great page - reading was, and still is my all time life saver and companion through life. I know you love books and reading, too. Thanks for another great page for AJJ! Have a good day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh yes - we can escape into books.. that's a great thing!
I also love audio-books--since I can listen to them and make art at the same time ( clever ? --yes) just now I hear all the available Dalai Lama free audio-books on You Tube.
Your page is lovely and you are right -those kitty looks very strict.
Happy Art Journal Journey dear Erika!
My daughter is back and the normal craziness begann.. but it is o.k. -
it's colder outside and the walks make me thinking about autumn and winter and ...
I am a happy girl!
And it makes me happy to visit your lovely blog!

oxo Susi

sheila 77 said...

Yes, that's lovely to have a page about reading. The cat is fun and your description of him is very amusing. I think he is reading to a class of kittens.

Divers and Sundry said...

Yes, you can't beat a good book, and your art captures the spirit of it. Nice :)

Sadie´sGedankenfülle said...

Hello Erika,
I agree a good book is a good friend.
I love books.
Beautiful evening.

Jeanie said...

Oh, that could have been me in the chair, too, Erika. I think that was my youth. And lots of adult life, to be honest! (Probably also accounts for my hips...)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant page! I still love reading -although mainly at bedtime! Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Fantastic pages Erica! I love that you have created an image that is angled and looks like we are being offered an open book to read - very clever and I would imagine quite hard to achieve :-). The little black cat is adorable too! Wishing you a happy Friday and great weekend! J :-)

~*~Patty S said...

Great piece you created Erika
AND what you wrote is excellent too.
I have missed everyone at AJJ but am trying to keep my nose to the grindstone. Today I just had to play a little.
Hope you're having a great weekend.