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NDSD_Chal Art Journaling - Change

These were the stories I had planned for an art journal page, until Jody and Marilyn insisted that the topic must be change. But an aha moment IS a change; I just had to write the journaling to include the word - several times. I'm fairly happy with the outcome. It's definitely more journal than art, and yes, the chairs are a photo. But they certainly fit the topic, and seemed more pattern than picture. They're blended with overlay at 58%, over the chalkboard paper, which in turn has a hard light blend, 92%, over two copies of Thao's Art Journal paper, blended with color burn at 59%. I'm not thrilled with the border, but it is a brush. The other brush I used was a PSE soft round to paint the skateboard brown. Is that cheating? ^_^ To the best of my knowledge, all the images are available for public use; the DNA is copyrighted by MADPRIME, but includes terms of use. I found no attribution for the other. Thanks for the challenge!


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Love those "AHA" moments. Fascinating journaling and great blending (I didn't realize that was a photo until I read your post.)

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This is what art journaling is all about. You have done a beautiful job on this page, fantastic journaling. I so admire those who excel at the craft.

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Jo this is what art journaling is about for you this week and in this moment. And that is what I think art journaling is about. Super layout.

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I don't know much about art journaling, but I enjoyed reading about all of these "Aha" moments. The thought of a bunch of confused molecules "milling about" made me laugh! I think it's important to note these memorable events in our lives, and this looks like a great format to do so. The school desk background is perfect here. Great layout!

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LOVE this, Jo and as a former teacher I so enjoyed reading about your "aha" moments - they sure are treasures! You did a wonderful job with this page and of course - journaling is a big part of Art Journaling, it's half of its name! Everything you did here is as Karen said about YOU and your experience and as we said - "anything goes"! And, most importantly, it's all about you. :) Lovely blending and use of symbols and I giggled at imagining students acting out DNA. What a great teacher you were, no wonder you have so many interesting stories to tell. Lovely work and thanks for joining the challenge! :)

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Thank you all for your gracious comments. I think I'm embracing art journaling, in its many variations. It is making it possible for me to scrap events in my life for which I have no photos, only memories - most happy. My "Album of Me" is growing thicker. :)

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This is wonderful Jo. I love all your 'aha' moments. Love the drawing of what was under the microscope. Being a former lab tech, it's amazing what is beautiful under the scope and not so beautiful otherwise. Aha moments come to all of us at some time and we should embrace them, as your students and you did.

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Amazing journaling! I love your stories! It sounds like you were a wonderful teacher. I taught about DNA structure and Newton's laws, too. I like the hands-on, physical ways you demonstrated them to your students. Fabulous! The story about the girl "getting it" when she looked through the microscope is great, too. The little elements fit your journaling perfectly! I like the background with the overlay of school desks. Fabulous page!

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What great stories!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. You've certainly used some creative teaching tools over the years.

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