stick it down
I created this journal in Mary Ann Moss's Full Tilt Boogie class.
This is the cover
the inside pages look like this.
I've been working in this journal since I put it together; a page here and there when the mood strikes but with the abundance of pages within it, there are still many, many to fill. The past few weeks I've been working in it. I want to finish it before spring as I have plans for this journal. I'm not sure if that is a realistic goal but I'm gonna try. The page at the top of this post was created yesterday and pretty much sums up the process of how I journal. I have an abundance of papers, images, vintage ephemera, bits and pieces in which to gather from. A pile permanently sits on my table and then it's just a matter of placement and whatever it is that I want to page to convey; sometimes it's just the joy that comes from insignificant pieces being placed together and make me smile.
Sparse groupings that convey feeling.
and then there are the fragments;
tapestries made of paper
Then there are the pages that are raw; tender emotions exposed.
It's about being honest, real and true to myself and sharing it openly. Please remember this.
When this journal lies flat, because there are 3 sets of pages that are all bound independently of each other, often times the juxtaposition of different pages that fall open to each other tells it's own unique story which is why I chose this journal construction, for it has it's own stories to tell and reveal to whomever might open it.
I've still many, many pages to fill and each day begins with an early morning mess. They often end that way as well.