Here we are another week looking into the lives of crafters around the globe. this week with great difficulty my desk was cleaned off only to reemerge into it's normal state a few hours later. This is because I started an on line class with Mary Ann Moss of remains Of Day fame. This one is called Ticket To Venice and over the next six weeks we will follow her journey to Venice and the making of a travel journal, and on her return how she completes the process. Like a peep into her mind. The class is made up of many very experienced bookmakers and travel journal makers. My reason for taking this class is to expand my travel journal making experience. it is a solitary pursuit and it is easy to get in a rut.
I am not into vintage and do not want to make a fantasy trip to Venice. My decision is to make a travel book for all 2013 and fill it along the way.
Her first step is to make a cover, the opposite to me. In fact my books are made when i return so this is forcing me into a new modus operendi. Back to the workspace, so out came everything. In my stash were discovered these 2 Cabela's catalogs so the covers were torn off to be covered and form the basis of my book. Played all afternoon and no great idea so tomorrow will start early and fiddle around. May just partially cover it and attach other stuff later. happily found some interesting paper to make signatures so hoping in that area to speed up the process. Our first trip will probably be in Feb.
the finished journal will be much bigger than usual as this is 8 x 10
Well on to Christmas and a new year celebrations. Do you have all the wonderful foods in Britain or have Christmas cakes with marzipan and icing been replaced with sponge and butter creme. I have bought some Robertson's mincemeat and will try to find more in San Antonio this week as I need it for our supper club after Christmas. love a nice port and a mince pie.
I have said nothing about the tragedy in Connecticut it is too painful to write about and images are infiltrating my dreams.