Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Scissors and Glue Equal Collage

Hi everyone! I am waiting for the less humid air to move in, which they say it will be doing anytime now. The breeze has just picked up as I write and I've already opened the windows so maybe it will feel a little less damp and more comfortable in the house.
Yesterday I went to visit my mom in the morning and then on my way home stopped and did a little back to school clothes shopping for myself. Got a couple of things which is always fun. Those first few weeks of school usually require summer clothes, and my work collection is getting pretty shabby,  (seeing for some reason summer fabrics never seem to stay nice as long as the heavier winter fabrics), and right now if you can find anything there are pretty good deals. :)

One thing I haven't done in forever is to cover a blank board book with paper. It's fun to cut and paste and see what happens when you combine all the scraps. 
I usually come home for a journey (big or small) with lots of free tourist brochures and other paper pieces I collect along the way. So this time I decided instead of making a travel journal I would cut and paste and college. I would see what the process gave me.

This is the first half of the book. I  like the fact that it isn't a huge book to complete.
And how about some more photos from the trip to the Finger Lakes. I can't believe we left 2 weeks ago. 
These thistles were in a field next to the hotel, and when we left one morning , the sun was trying to burn through some fog which made it rather intriguing. 

So tomorrow it's back to work for me. I am 50% excited to go back and 50% ready to retire. I guess the fact that I am 50% ready to go back means I am not ready to retire yet. :) It amazes me I am starting year 34 of teaching. Holy cow. Where did time go?
And on that comment, I will wish you all a great day.


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal pages, I love working like that, too. Great photos, I took photos of teasels on my way home yesterday, too - great minds etc! Went to 3 museums today, it was wonderful, but I am knocked out! Hugs, Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

I love your pages and I really love these thistle photos very much. When I retired back in '03 I was just so ready for it-best thing I ever did for myself-hugs Kathy

CJ Kennedy said...

Fun collage. The thistles in the fog look like an alien planet landscape. Congratulations on 34 years of teaching

Meggymay said...

They are great journal pages Erika and a super way to use stuff that we all pick up on out travels and outings.
Lovely photos as well.
I hope the first days back at school go well.
Yvonne xx

Darla said...

You certainly made me want to get out the scissors and glue. It has been so long my glue has probably dried up. Dear me!

Wonderful thistle photos.

froebelsternchen said...

Wow.. this book will turn out great Erika! Wonderful photos of the thistles!
Good luck at school!Here the men work hard to get the fence ready!

Anonymous said...

I did just that today, it's a great way back in after two weeks of visitors.....Nice teasel. xox

Let's Art Journal said...

What fantastic pages to capture your travel adventures! Finger Lakes looks such a great place to visit and your pages are so detailed and full of fun things, I love all the captions and how you used all the leaflets, magazines and tickets for your pages - perfect! Hope all is going well at school, the weekend is nearly here for a well earned rest 😁. Happy almost weekend too! J 😊

Jeanie said...

Love your scrappy board book and how you combined things.Very clever use for your travel things. Hope you found some school clothes -- the time to buy them --on sale! And love the nature shots. Very pretty.