I have been asked recently by a few women who read my blog if i would make them a finished journal and i just thought that sounded so fun so i have made another one and have it for sale if any one else is interested in purchasing a finished journal. i have it in my shop here
This journal is made out of a variety of decorative cardstock that vary in size a little with pages peeking through. It has 20 pages in it with layers of images and words and some of my favorite quotes and other little decorative bits.
some sketchbookery again and i'm enjoying adding washi tape to the pages for added color, i think washi tape is one of the best things that have been invented and i am so addicted to buying new ones whenever i can.
some little flower drawings in a new large sketchbook that i bought
and i am adding images to my smashbooks i like that the paper is already there to be layered upon with my favorite images from magazines
I am so excited about being contacted from a really beautiful and unique chinese magazine, they asked a variety of art journalers and sketchbook artists to be a part of this issue and i was so excited to look through it when it finally arrived in my mail box, i tried finding any links or website for them and all i could find is a facebook page, but it would be fun to see past issues.
So here are my pages...
summer always makes me think of childhood favorites what i liked to do and how to incorporate those things now if i can. so my list that i was able to come up with was cutting and pasting pictures, i always loved making collage boards, so i decided to gather some favorite images and some cardboard and created the one below....
another thing i loved was daybook organizers and papers even at a young age when i didn't really need one so i am going to use this one to organize some lists and ideas, i like the grounding and calming color of brown, so i'm really happy with this one.
some pretty pink additions and hopefully i can stick with using this one, i seem to always be switching ideas
I also loved doodling so i'm incorporating more of that , i loved swimming so i need to make time to go to the pool this summer, i really love it. and rollerskating, i'm not really sure how i could incorporate that one, unless i get up the nerve to try rollerblades. and one more thing is candy i just love candy and i think i will indulge a little this summer
It was fun seeing what i still do now that i loved as a little girl especially collaging and doodling which i get to do in my art journals only now there are so many fun supplies to work with.
Maybe this will help you think of what you have always loved :)
I have been too tired lately to make my own bound books so i had a new idea of just using a thin molskine. The paper is thin and it gets a little wrinkly, but i don't mind that. I am trying to do one page a day which is also different for me, i use to collage a few pages at once and then go back and add other parts when i felt like it.
But know it feels like a ritual and i like the feeling of finishing a page. I strive for everyday, but i probably end up with 4 or 5 days which is still good for me. I don't put too much thought ahead of time, i just start and its been a lot of fun, so here are a few of my first ones and i will probably be sharing here more often as a result of getting more pages finished.