I am not a journal/diary type. This blog has been a challenge for me. I trying to keep at it and not completely bore the socks off you guys! Like most little girls, I had received a diary as a gift (more than one over the years). I remember the clean pages and the cute little lock. I vowed that I would write in it everyday! But, after a few days...nada. I started this cycle many times over.
I always have a lined college ruled notebook around that I use for lists and notes. I also use a sketchbook, but they aren't the same as a journal.
I'm fascinated by the beautiful art journal pages I see in books, magazines, and on blogs. So when I stumbled upon Michelle Ward's GPP Street Team Crusades, I thought I'd give it another try.
I save envelopes and bags in a not too small stack in my studio. I stitched a few together to make my journal. The front and back cover is a bubble envelope split open and wrapped around my recycled paper insides (signature?) I painted the cover with one of my birds then started in.
The first page is for GPPST "scent bank" crusade, it's a small black paper bag. I made a small illustration with strips of aluminum tape to help describe how my summer started. My first "scent" of summer is the fiberglass cast on my little guys arm. (I stapled a bit of extra fiberglass to it)
I continued on page 2 with an illustration of one of my favorite garden flowers.
Not a bad start...will see how long it lasts!