Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Final Week

Up ahead is my last full week of work, Monday through Friday. It seems unreal. Every year it hits me differently. Not many other jobs/careers have such endings and such flagrant beginnings, I suppose.

This year was marked by such a staggering number of student attendance problems, that just not having constant make-up work to redo with them will be an immeasureable relief to me. My multi-tasking capabilities took on a new dimension that I hope I never have to duplicate (to survive in the classroom). I much prefer to creatively teach in a new way each day, according to every child's needs, not hampered by the repetition of 5, whose parents choose not to have them show up (There. I'm done ranting). And, splattering paint and inks felt great!


 And, because I am enjoying participating in Kristin's Summer of Color...which is celebrating green this week, with a bonus challenge to include citron (!), this journaling page plays along!

 I wasn't totally sure of citron, so when I Googled it, I got this (below) from homesweetbyhand.com/2010/03/subjective-color/ .
I am a lemon and lime lover, so this was right up my alley. Mmmmmmm. yummy colors! {I love green}.
Have a great week everyone, and thanks for visiting me. I do appreciate you.♥
~k

23 comments:

Juls said...

such a fabby page!!!! I am loving the green splodges and the poka dot paper, and again I just love the fact there is so much journaling!!! Hugs Juls

Steph said...

Kate, I love your journal page...Th epolka dot paper and the splashes of paint...spontaneity is freedom! have a good week!

Sesenarts said...

I love this journal page. The colour is great. I am playing with journal pages as well but have added too much dark paint to the page for writing! Ah well, out with the gesso.

Mandy said...

this is delish...love it really...i had to google the colour too, and discovered its sorta lime i concluded...take care...xxx

joanna said...

Love those polka dots!! really fun and summery journal page!

Chris said...

Looks like you had lots of fun doing your page...totally gorgeous :D

missy k said...

Great journal page..... love your greens!

toadinaboat.com said...

Lovely journal page. I love green too, and those citrony sweets you googled are making my mouth water!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Love your style of journalling..especially the paint splodges and the stamped image on printed paper - Fab page!

Kindred Spirit said...

I'm loving your blog, glad to have stumbled upon you! Your take on *green* is fabulous, I've always wanted to splatter paint like this :D

Melinda said...

Love the journal page, the polka dots and ink splashes work really well.

Jennifer Richardson said...

just popped in to send some
lemonlime love
and energy
your way
....may your feet
and heart
be light:)
-Jennifer

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I was a teacher too (12 years) so I totally understand! So I also know how fabulous art is for a release. :) Love your journal page!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooh I feel your frustration I really do. But it makes for a great journal page!

Ella said...

I love polka dots; I noticed the 5 was missing ;D Sorry to hear that; I volunteered and did art in my daughter's classroom. I wasn't happy how the teacher isolated 2 students. Art is about expression, not why did you do this or that...augh~

Great page; love the free feeling and splashes of citron! Well Done~

JessiVille said...

I like the artsy simplicity of this journal page. Very nice! Yay citron - lol! You have a lovely way of expressing yourself. Good luck to you! Hugs, Jessi xox

Netty said...

Terrific Journal page and love the splatters of green

Kristin said...

What a wonderful journal page - full of life and meaning. I love the splotches, the fabric remnant and your little girl in the corner, Good luck on your new adventure ;) xo

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful journal page! Love the splaters. :)

Joanna said...

LOVE those paint splatters! Great journal page, I like the image of the girl on the piece of printed page.

Sandi said...

Great page! I love that you have so much journaling on your page....so often we just aren't that brave. Hugs..

Terrie said...

Simple but so interesting. Love the dots, splatters and that number strip.

creatingme said...

great journal pages! Love the colors and splatters!