Wednesday, September 21, 2011

About A Girl

Hours flying by; journaling, painting, playing, not a care in the world. Oh how I wish that were my reality. It's about the girl I used to be. The one that flew in her dreams. (i really did, over the tops of trees, inside the most amazing structures one could ever imagine. I was never afraid of falling. Sigh.) I am not that girl anymore.
But, I am still that girl at heart.

To be continued.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simply Divine

Yummy journal goodness on every page. It is 'simply divine'.
My newest journal is looking for a good home. Let me tempt you with a few peeks.

This journal is 7" tall by 4 3/4 wide and when fully open measures to 23" long. It's a 'kiss' style journal; center spine supports 2 individual spines that hold 2 sets of pages which 'kiss' when it is closed and open outward.
 The journal lays nice and flat making it easy to write and add to it's many pages. There are 16 fabric pages with pockets and hiding places that can hold photos, notes, anything you cherish.

Many of the pages have been lightly collaged.

Ready to be adopted in my Etsy shop.

I've also had some time to begin journaling in my newest journal creation. Here are some page peeks.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Promise You This.

In those days,
we finally chose
to walk like giants
and hold the world
in arms grown
strong with love
and there may be
many things we forget
in the days to come,
but this will not
be one of them.

Brian Andreas

To all those who lost their lives on this day,
to those that spent hours, days, weeks and many long months searching for victims,
to those whose loved ones never returned home to them,
to the rescue dogs who bravely and obediantly performed the tasks that were asked of them without question or pause and
to anyone whose lives changed or were altered
on this day 10 years ago.
I very humbly honor you.
You will always be in my prayers
 and I promise you this, I will never forget.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Journals Everywhere

I like to write about the stuff
going on in my life as long as it's interesting,
but otherwise, I'd rather just read.
Brian Andreas
Wishing everyone a fine holiday Monday. I decided to start this post with a Brian Andreas Storypeople poem just because it fits with the journal I finished creating yesterday. It's interesting so I am gonna share.
The above vintage photo album found it's way to my hands several weeks ago and over the weekend I turned it into a journal like no other. The album itself was quite unusual as the front and back covers actually folded out to reveal 2 spines each holding 10 photo pages. It was a heavy beast of an album. I removed the two sets of photo pages which left me a cover and a back to work with and this is what I did.
Ta Da!
It's 15" tall and 7" wide. I created 3 individual sets of pages; 12 signatures of 3 pages each for a total of 216 pages. I background painted 140 watercolor for the bulk of the pages and then added vintage ledger and scrap book papers to add a little just a little bit of zing.
Inside cover showing the 3 sets of pages.
Another page view.
The tab sewn binding on the spine.

And an awesome metal latch to keep it closed.
I will be working in this journal for a very long time.
And even more journals....

This collaborative journal was sent to a special someone.
And this journal will be finished today.
Journals everywhere.