This is my desk tonight. I finished the travel parts of my journal today and decided the journal is too big, too heavy and not right for my needs. It is hard making a journal before a trip then adding to it pages and envelopes of memorabilia. Possibly having everything ready to finish and put together. This was my real first attempt to finish as I go. The idea that this one journal would meet my travel needs of the year and other need is not working for the reasons noted earlier. So I plan to make journals as I go adding envelopes, flaps, pocket etc. on the trip to Phoenix I me two online friends, Rita Atkinson from the sketchbook project , a Yahoo group. We have belonged to that group for 8 to 9 years. Barbara, I met at a Kelly Kilmer class two years ago and have followed her on her blog and again in the last class Marvel You Precious Life and in the Mary Ann Moss, Ticket to Venice where we made the journal. Mary Ann is the authority on travel Journals. Barbara is an incredible artist and make and binds beautiful books. It was so much fun to meet them and Phoenix is a hot spot for paper arts. We visitedThe Occasional Artist and The Craft Retreat where women meet every Monday to create.
That os it for this week. Spring forward has wrecked my life routines!
Today is Tuesday at 11.08 am it is 74 F now the fog has lifted.
My desk remains a mess as i am always buried beneath half done pages for journals. Today I finished a thank you card and a sympathy note. I need card making classes as I find the precision of card making out of my comfort zone. No matter what i do I get a blot of ink, a wrong spelling or something on the card. The thank you card was different as it was for a fun friend. Roxanne Coble(Bun) made a mini accordion book on the "make it artsy" TV show. Using her idea of and accordion book in a match book cover, the card was completed yesterday and finished today. (currently being harassed by cat wanting treat).
here is is
The top is an Orbit gum box altered for the book and below is the book secured with a clip.
this process is something that calls me. Check out her video.
This is me on Sunday at Kuehlman Cellars wine pickup. Not a Selfie expert!
This is the week before when we went with neighbors to …
Today it is dreary, misty, in sharp contrast to the brilliant sunny days of last week and the weekend. I feel suitably dreary and have another UTI that makes me feel miserable. Working on Wanderlust. The classes have been great fun. This did not quite work out
A journal page in May for Documented Life
The yellow is a pocket for my To Do List.
As a retiree a calendar is truly all that is needed but old habit stick.
I like this and plan more.
Accordion book for week 18
the green folds dawn, to the left is the orbit chewing gum box "altered"
This is the helpers best helping position. Tomorrow, i.e. Wednesday I plan on visiting everyone to get inspired
SO EXCITED back again working. tried everything cleaned and cleared and just left it; we had problems with TVs and computers so we turned all off and unplugged etc. All electronics seem to go out in 2 year period. It was Good-by to Sunshine my yellow beetle and hello red rider, a new Hyundai Sonata with a lot of gadgets that may take the rest of my days on earth to commit to memory! Today is July 4th and not a trace of red white and blue. Mostly because the morning was spent posting icad on Instagram and a very plodding piece of social media it is after Facebook.
This is for the Wanderlust Class of Rae Messigman. She really teaches very well with great detail. The pieces at the front are the covers of the book, she used department envelopes but they are not available in our small town. Behind them are the signatures. She likes to paint the folios as she does not like blank pages. I am not afraid of blank pages just a blank mind. I went along with her ideas as splashin…