Hang on a minute!! Is today really the last day of August??? But - you know what that means, don't you? Yes - tomorrow is the first day of September!! Yay!!
I've always loved August :) It's my birthday month, it's the summer, so the whole month off school (and as I'm a teacher, that still applies!), the weather is (supposedly) better, the rhythm of life is slower and lazier.... But for the last few years, I've coped well with the end of August, because I've been so excited about one of my very favourite Shimelle classes - Learn Something New Every Day :) I've decided to go in a sort of journal-y/art journal-y direction with it this year; I enjoyed limiting myself to 140 characters a day last year, but I think I want to write more this time. And I think I want to do some messy painty, doodly, drawing kind of things. And maybe some collagey cutting and sticking type things, too. And whatever I feel like at the time, basically! Plus, I'm starting a new course and I'll be doing more hours at work and I'll generally be being even busier than usual, so I want the flexibility of doing simpler pages when I need to and more complicated, time-consuming pages when I need to, too. So that's the plan :)
I've got my journal ready - it's a spiral-bound book from Tesco that comes with a plain canvas cover ready for decorating; I used some gorgeous Fresco Finish paints from PaperArtsy and grungeboard alphas from the one and only Sir Tim of Holtz, plus some scraps of sequin waste, corrugated cardboard and bubble wrap for stenciling and stamping purposes:
And as soon as it was dry (or, *ahem!* possibly slightly before it was dry...) I was keen to get started, so I made an intro page with smears of paint and lots of lettering cut from magazines:
I do, I do! I want to do all those things, right through September and beyond - and I want to have such fun doing it :) How about you?
PS I couldn't not mention that this particular 1st September will be even more special, due to the return of another 'old friend'...
So excited for tomorrow!! :)
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