Cozy Cottage 'HuG' style journal.
(This journal has sold.)
Everything but the kitchen sink.
Good times in the studio.
I've been messing around with all sorts of stuff. My studio has that well-lived in look. Paints, glue, pens, fabric, paper litter every working surface and I couldn't be happier. Bliss. Bliss is such a much over used word, but I can think of no other word that captures my current state of being.
The 'Cozy Cottage' features 3 spines holding 2 signatures of pages each; each spine is tiered to create a fun and unique cottage like structure which unfolds outward as it is opened.
This journal is 11" by 4.5" and is 3" wide with a 32" wrap around closure and features 60 pages. The 5 tiers of the 'cottage' range in height by an inch each, starting at 11" and going down to it's 7" tall cover. There are 24 fabric pocket pages to hold treasures and keepsakes; 60 pages in total. Here are a few page peeks.
And then there is this stack of mail art on my art table.
Red Letter Postcards
This pile of mail art was inspired by the goings-on over in Mary Ann Moss's Sewn class. I used some of my 'sewn' papers to embellish the postcards and I stretched the 'pattern' theme by making a set. I started by creating a random pattern on each card with number stamps, swiped a splash of white paint across the numbers and added some vintage text from a 1919 French book I found several years ago. Then I cut apart the word 'resistance' that was printed in red type that I'd found in a magazine. To finish off each card, I added a house (I used 3 different images) and then added bit of found text to each one.
Each card is slightly different from the next. I also stitched around one number on each card.
So that is what I have been up to this first week of September.