Merging old and new. This contrast speaks to me. I can’t help but build new journals with my old paper, old photo albums, and new pretty paper, new fabric, new inspiration.
A little ink and a little brush, brings some color to the cover.
Time worn areas are not covered. They are celebrated and enhanced. I run my fingers over the flowers and feel the history.
Some day my history will be part of this book. My thoughts, my art, my hand will be blended with that of those that created these papers, and albums, and inspiration.
A few more spreads in the new journal. I am definitely enjoying the process and hope i can keep up with it.
I’ve been doing a little reorganization with my fabric cabinet so I thought I would post a little sneak peek at my studio.
Here is the new set up in the cabinet. I added all the new wire and plastic drawers on the left side of the cabinet. Now all my fabric is in one place instead of spread out and stuffed in odd places around the studio. This cabinet is PAX from Ikea that I’ve had for at least eight years.
now, some of my favorite things:
I’ve been trying my hand at daily journaling and so far so good. What I have to do is keep reminding myself that visual journaling is basically my usual collage work plus some sort of written insight. Of course, the writing part is the hardest part for me. I’m trying not to pressure myself too much about it. If I can’t think of something to say, then I’ll just leave it blank.
I’m doing the same with the collage work and turning off the second thoughts. Whatever is on my table or nearby that speaks to me, I’ll use in the collage.
And, I’m doing more doodling than I’ve ever done. Bringing inspiration from Zentangles to add pattern and interest to the pages.