Monday, 5 September 2016

Journal Page and Inchie

Hello Everyone. Hope you like what you find here today and thank you for calling in. Busy weekend sport watching and knitting so I am looking forward to do some 'real' crafting today.

Art Journal Journey are going 'Back to School' this month and it is hosted by Elizabeth who has some very original ideas to inspire us.


I have made a plaque of my four favourite subjects at school though writing should have been English really as my writing wasn't great and still isn't. I did win a pen when I was in the junior school. It was for my script writing but that was when we had a bit of wood with a nib and dipped it an ink pot.

Every Inchie Monday has mice as the theme for this week. You could still join in with all us there and make little pieces of art-it is such fun.


I drew the three blind mice then cut them out to stick on the inches. What a strange things to have in a nursery rhyme. I have been studying nursery rhymes this week for another challenge. I had forgotten how cruel most of them are and the history behind the majority of them is frightening. Cutting off tails with a carving knife--not a thing to teach children at all. I recall singing this with gusto in the infant school choir.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful journal page, so glad that Elizabeth inspired you! Thanks so much for joining us again at AJJ wit your lovely creation. Fun inchie, oo, I will now be singing 3 blind mice all day....Hugs, Valerie

sally said...

What a fab "journal page" plaque! And you are so right about the horrible stories behind some nursery rhymes....just as well that the kids don't realise! Blind mice....wonder how they got to be blind?

Sally

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful journal page, Chrissie, you obviously so enjoy making these and love that inchie of ours, it's fab and lovely colour combo.xx {aNNie}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both pieces are fantastic Chrissie!
You never cease to amaze me!
Happy new week! Thank you for another fab page linked to AJJ!
oxo Susi

sirkkis said...

Great to know about your fav subjects at school. Very well composed page on the theme.
Love your mice!
Hugs xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your journal page made me happy because your favorite studies are different from mine. I loved math, phys ed, and writing, but I never got the chance to appreciate art until I got to college. I really like the plaque you created to show your wonderful aptitudes, though.

I've also noted how cruel fairy tales are. In fact, some believe the Brothers Grimm told their tales to teach lessons to children who were acting badly. I think the tale of the mice tails was beautifully done by you. Of course, so were the ears, the head, etc.!

Mrs.B said...

Great journal page Chrissie and the inchie is so cute.
You're right about the nursery rhymes, just as well we don't realise as children.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

A great piece for your favourite school subjected Chrissie, I would have to pass on the P.E. although I did like the tennis in the summer months.
I agree about the rhymes, very wrong messages in some of them, but the kids seem to enjoy them and are perhaps to young to look for hidden meanings.
Yvonne xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Its funny I never questioned these strange words in these songs we sung - but got no nightmare from them - are they still sung or been banned?
Love your AJJ piece - great idea and very neat - gold star for you :) this challenge is certainly bringing back different memories.
Have a great week... Gill xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A fabulous piece for AJJ, what interesting subjects to have as favourites... Your inchie is so cleverly done too, lovely work all round!

Trillian as said...

I am learning a lot by every inchie monday. Didn't know this rhythm. It is quite scary. But your mice are very cute.

My name is Erika. said...

I love this school page Chrissie. I think my favorite subjects were science, English and art. I like how you added the little pictures with each subject and added that great quote. And those mice are adorable. Happy New week. Hope you get some art and some more knitting time. Hugs-Erika

Daffodil Cards said...

Great page and love the details, favourite subject? I loved everything about school except learning Welsh and Domestic Science, domestic still isn't my favourite LOL!
Love your inchie, so clever to get so much detail on such a small thing.
Faith
x

Ann said...

Great work. Love your mousies. :)

Jean Chaney said...

LOL! Matching inchies Chrissie! Similar story too :)

butterfly said...

What a splendid sentiment on your back to school page, and your trio of meeses is adorable.
Alison x

Marina said...

I love those mice - so cute and the plaque is really colourful.

Sue said...

Wonderful projects again Chrissie, I love your plaque, and your choice of subjects - except art, I hated art! It was just drawing and I cannot draw lol. Your mice are very sweet, I'm glad they still have their tails! xx

WendyK said...

Two great pieces of work Chrissie, love the mice.

Kia said...

Your three blind mice are really cute. Yes the nursery rhymes can be cruel and often weird - apparently sometimes the rhymes refer to political actions of years gone by - hundreds of years - read somewhere that the cradle in the tree top had something to do with a then 'illegitimate' baby of a high born person - over the years the meanings have morphed into something else. The London Bridge song has some odd meaning too that I can't remember.

cstocks said...

Yeah, meanings are buried in nursery rhymes. You know the one about running around a mulberry bush? The monkey chased a weasel...has to do with a tax man coming to collect the money due. Or that's what I learned somewhere along the way. The harder the subject, the better I liked it. Cute mice. Cheryl

freebird7100 said...

I love the mice! They are adorable

JennyJ said...

Sweet little mice and great journal page - ah those were the days!