Monday, 5 September 2016

School Report.... for AJJ

ooops I think I've lost a bit of the colour in the photo.
'Miss will probably say do a 100 lines.. 'must do better'
This is for AJJ and Elizabeth's fab Back To School theme and you can guess what I found (and wish I hadn't ha ha )that was behind the idea for making this page.
So besides drawing out a faux report ( or is it? ) I added some bits from my old school dictionary. The left side is 'School' and right is definition for ' Geography and Geology'. Used stamps by All Night Media and Cherry Pie. Colour: PanPastels and Inktense pencils and Aquamarkers.
I expect to learn quite a few things with this challenge i.e different words and expressions from around the world and maybe even from different eras too.
When I started school in England in the 1960's it was called 'Infants school' then I went on to 'Junior school' at then aged about 11 to Senior school which was a Grammar school for girls. 
After 3 years things changed in the education system and the school merged with a nearby mixed senior school and became known as a Comprehensive school.  Sadly my education suffered because of that and my final exam results were pretty bad, however if that hadn't happened that way, I don't think I would have met my lovely husband  - so no regrets :)
Thanks for stopping by
and any comments
are always appreciated
Gill x

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Maths for AJJ and Music for me

Back to school is the new theme at AJJ that the lovely Elizabeth has assigned us.
I'm checking my spelling and sums as I don't want to be downgraded and get in trouble with 'miss'.
This is my mainly digital assignment with an acrylic background from a journal.


I spent Friday afternoon playing with my Pebeo Dyna paints and painted another T-shirt again using a large Tim Holtz mask called 'Concerto'. Fairly pleased the way it turned out -I just love the way the colours look different depending whats underneath :)
Music has always played a part in my life almost from the day I was born. At junior school I had violin lessons. At senior school I was suppose to have piano lessons but I couldn't find the class and being quite shy didn't speak up and ask where to go - consequently I never learnt to play. But 10 years after leaving school I took up keyboards and synthesizer's and even now after trying on and off to learn to read music, just play by ear.


 Thanks as always for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.
Gill x