Saturday, September 01, 2007

I'm looking forward to the long week-end. The second week of school went well. I got a new marker board and new rain-gutter bookshelves for my free choice reading books. The room looks great
I know better than to go upstairs at 9:30 PM, thinking I'll work in my journal for half an hour. I wound up spending three hours, but I had fun. I guess it was worth it. The doll's skirt on this page is loose at the side because there is journaling underneath it. This is the first time I've tried something like this in a journal. I discovered that if you are going to use glitter glue, it needs to be the last thing to go on the page and you difinitely don't want to work on the next page while it is still wet.

Today I took some books I was wanting rid of to our local second-hand bookstore. They took nearly everything I had and I wound up with these fun books and the stencil for only $3.10. I'm not sure if the science book is Chinese or Japanese, but it has some great diagrams. I'm looking forward to using it in collages. The open book is A Guide to Making Decorated Papers by Anne Chambers. I hope it will motivate me to try some of her papers. The block print ones look especially enticing.


Linda said...

Holy cow, you really are me! I was just reading your Aug. 6th post and I have the very same dream every year just before school begins. There I am in front of a class full of kids who just won't pay any attention to me at all. I taught 7th and 8th grade for 17 years but am at the high school, now.

BTW, your artwork is amazing! In that department, I definitely am not you, unfortunately! lol

bronwyn said...

Sounds like you've been busy:) I don't like using glitter for that very reason - it just gets everywhere, and for days after keeps showing up like in your ears or on your face. I LOVE your journal pages!!!

Dawn said...

Linda, good to hear others have the same fears. Misery loves company after all.

Bronwyn, this glitter glue has the glitter right in it and really isn't much of a mess. It does take forever to dry though.