One of the (many) reasons I think Jewish culture is so cool is the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. I think the new year should start in September for all of us! A new year means new beginnings, new adventures, new possibilities, new risks.....
And isn't that what a new school year is about? I never worried about the first day of school, but I know many who did. I looked forward to all the "new" - new classroom, new teacher, new school supplies, new cute boys in my class.. :D
I happened to find this Mead tablet (there's a word you don't hear often anymore - "tablet"!) at our inadvertently vintage office supply store here in Fondy (they aren't trying to be vintage but their stock is SO old that it's a gold mine for me!). Isn't it AWESOME?? Is there anyone out there who remembers this relic? It was ubiquitous to me growing up. I snagged a couple in case my sister wanted to relive 5th grade too. :D
And how about this "Co-ed" magazine? I got it in one of the grab bags that I bought at Kim Geiser's booth at CREATE! (one of the perks is that I made a pile before anyone else got there!). I had no idea it was in there; hence, the "grab bag" idea - but I love it because it's from September of '63, which is the fall that my mom entered her senior year in high school. I love reading it and wondering if she ever did too - I'll have to ask her!
I love making school-related art, too! It seems to strike a chord with many people. I'm sure it's the nostalgia factor taking hold, but there is something so magical about this time of year.
Happy New (School) Year, everyone! :D