I have been reading on so many blogs about loving
this time of year. Oh, I love it too. The days are
cooler and shorter,
the light streams across the forest to the west in a
different way, and I feel different too.
As a teacher my life changes so completely as
September approaches, just as the lives of my
student's changes as well. I get my classroom
ready, make plans to have the "best year ever"
and feel more creative than I have all summer
in my own art.
So, I have so much to share with you, starting
with my Alaska art journal, that got so grungy
with black gesso that now I call it my grunge
Luckily I took pictures before the pages changed too
Here are some buttons, beads and a pendant I found in
I found a new website called Grunge Textures. It
textures to use in art. Some of these images are
Rattles such as these have been used by the Tlingit
people in Alaska since the early 1800's.
I took a lot of pictures of numbers and metal on
Some of these imagages are from postcards too.
And then I started sewing things into my "come to
the ground" journal.
I've been having so much fun!
I am loving the conrast of natural, and man
made objects. All of them are aging in nature. All are changing.
But all so still at this moment.