Sunday, December 18, 2005

A good day to make journals...

(sorry-- poor image quality)

Tonight's project included making journals for my brother and his girlfriend. I painted big sheets of nice, thick paper; collaged on some. After tearing the large sheets to size and to give them rough edges I ended up with enough material to make 2 smaller journals as well (a 100 pages each!). They are a lot of work--but will go to good homes. Not to mention, it feels good to get "crafty." Tomorrow I'll bind them and make hardcovers for them. My fingers still have smudges of glue and turquoise blue--hence, it's been a good day.


Anonymous said...

Ooooh! Squeal!

They look so great! I have no idea how you did that, but it is wonderful!

I will definitely miss your creative energy around me. I hope that I will continue to be inspired by your journey, even from miles away.

Natasjia said...

I'm jealous. I need to paint. (ooh! ooh! good excuse to leave work early!)

Aspen said...

Thanks :)

I think that is part of what I'm missing right now - no crafty goodness. I predict hours of sitting and spinning fiber with my mother, baking in her ginormous new kitchen, sewing...
Mother-daughter crafty-bonding time!

tara dawn said...

Oh, I am always craving new outlets for my creativity. You are so inspiring. I might have to enlist your help one day.
Hope your week is off to a good start!