Back in the days of buses, bells, and lunch pails I used to live in dread of the sound of sixth period second bell, Mr. James English class. He cut you no slack, be anywhere near the doorway and not planted in your seat and you found yourself marching back down to the main floor office for a pink tardy slip and a stint in D-hall with Coach Rutledge. Let me tell you, it was NOTHING like a scene from The Breakfast Club! Coach never left the room and he had the eyes of a hawk. Not a sound was allowed, breath too heavy and you got an extra day.
There were D-hall regulars and I only had the pleasure of their company once...and that was enough for me. Every day I would hike from the Science building to the top floor of the main building to try and make it to Mr. James class and usually skidded into my seat just in the nick of time...until the day my locker got stuck...with my English book and homework trapped inside. I made the walk of shame and returned with pink slip in hand. The next afternoon found me in the company of Coach who growled out " Payne! What are you doing here?" I flicked him my slip and took a seat.
I am having a feeling of dejavu in my current walk of shame moment. I am tardy paying return visits to you, my blog friends. I am tardy answer emails. I am tardy responding to comments. I am tardy posting period. AND on top of all that I really am tardy to class! Beth and Karla's cool Romantic Gothic Ghost class began on Monday, I peeked into the classroom and let me tell you I totally would not mind staying after class and doing a make up project or two, THIS is my kind of homework!
Unlike Coach, I am pretty sure Beth and Karla will not growl at me or ask me what I am doing there. I am certain they will not even hand out tardy slips, but if they do, I am sure they will be pretty pink vintage wallpaper ones with 'WELCOME" printed on them. They are very nice teachers who don't care when you show up. In fact, you can show up anytime in the next year and still take the class! How cool is that? Another cool thing is that if you don't follow the specific directions and want to add your own twist, they totally encourage that. You can read a bit more in Beth's post HERE. The class is filled with fun projects, tips & techniques, decorating ideas, and lots of images you can down load. This is one time I seriously won't mind doing class assignments!
I sincerely apologize for my tardiness and I will visit, respond, post, and even do my homework from the Romantic Gothic Ghost class, (pinkie swear!), just as soon as I get through the next couple of days and then I will be out from under some other pressing obligations. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the vintage school related images scattered throughout this post. Feel free to save them and use them in your artwork.
Wishing you tardy free days!