Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Back to school

I love Elizabeth's choice of theme at Art Journal Journey  which is Back to School

As many of you know I used to teach Special Needs children and of course with three boys of my own I also had the experience of getting ready for the new year at school with them too!

This page is about Mary who is having her first day at school. She is not happy about leaving Betty, her big sister who is reassuring her and says she will play with her later!
As you can see Betty is carrying flowers for their teachers.

I used the alphabet strip from my JOFY mini to edge the page, the rest is some random inking and stamping. Small talk stickers show what Mary is thinking.
I do hope you like it!
I would also like to link to Moo Mania and More where the theme is Alphabet

I will try to post some photos as we go along our trip 'down South.
So looking forward to meeting up with…..aah! wait and see….and Ally Pally!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is absolutely adorable, Chris. I love how Mary is clinging to Betty. Soon she won't need Betty's support, but for now, I can tell she needs her for assurance. This is an incredible page, and I love the stamping, too. Your girls are well done, and I can tell you are a REAL stamper, too! Great AJJ entry, dear.

BTW, have you heard from Dianne and your package?

Valerie-Jael said...

Yes, it's always good to have someone to take care of you. Lovely page, thanks for another great contribution to AJJ, hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful page Chris, the image is wonderful and fits your story so perfectly - very heart-warming! Hugs, Anne xx

Sandy said...

So sweet Chris! Congratulations on your teaching career - a touch job and you have to love it to do it too!
sandy xx

Meggymay said...

A delightful sweet image, it is a lovely page for the theme.
Enjoy yur trip away and your visit to Ally Pally.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Nice page Chris. That little girl does look so sad and I think you have the perfect story for her. :) Hugs-Erika

Brenda Brown said...

Perfect image and page to fit the theme. Have a safe trip xxx

Helen said...

what a great page Chris!

chrissie said...

Beautiful page with such a loving image to choose as your centre piece

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful page to fit the Back to School theme Chris! Amazing!
You have so many ideas and projects shown yet! You rock!
oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

And Thank You for joining Moo Mania & More Chris!♥

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page Christ and that sentiment is just perfect with these girls.
Enjoy your trip and Ally Pally.
Avril xx

sirkkis said...

Very charming page. Love this!