With the weather getting warmer and my mind wandering towards non-fiber crafts, I haven’t been updating as much. I have been pretty busy though. I thought I’d do a big photo post today.
Please forgive the quality of the pictures – I took them in the back room and the light in here is really terrible. I’ve learned my lesson with these lol; I’ll continue to take them in the dining room where there’s a lot more natural light.
I didn’t have enough room to spread it all out, but the back, both fronts and what I’ve started on one sleeve are all there. I haven’t been working on it as much as I was (I’d probably be done with it by now!) but I haven’t thrown it in a drawer and forgotten about it yet. This is good!
I’ve mainly been journaling the past week or so and have a whole bunch of pictures of different pages.
The first page. I’ve had this large sketchbook for a few years now and because it was pricey and I never think my work is good enough, I’ve held off on using it for anything. This was pretty much just a page to get the ball rolling and to tell myself firmly that it didn’t matter what it looked like, as long as I was stretching my creativity and enjoying it.
I was browsing craftster awhile back and came across a large thread on journaling. I snagged a LOT of the ideas from the thread and added a few of my own to start this journal. It’s interesting enough (ie: NOT just writing about my day) that I may keep with it. Adding some artistic elements to it will help as well I’m sure.
Media/happenstance pages. These pages are where I log what I’ve read, played, watched and listened to each day. I love this because I’m able to go back and see how my music tastes change from day to day and movies and books that I’ve watched/read that I enjoyed.
Word of the day pages to brush up on my language skills. Yes, I really did use the word bird-dog in a sentence yesterday!
A directory of everyday beautiful things.
A quick blurb about how I’m feeling each day.
A dreams page that I’ve yet to fill out. I actually remember one I had last night so I’ll have to write it down.
A weather page to record the temperature and wind activity.
A page on who I consider myself to be.
Random quotes I like and find inspirational.
I learn something new every day, now I can write them down so I can appreciate the small things I take for granted.
Here’s a few of the artsy pages I’ve done. Nothing terribly great yet, but I’m expanding.
An unsent letter page. Good therapy and maybe one day I can re-read the letter in the little pocket and see if anything’s changed.
I have this old children’s book of Sleeping Beauty that I absolutely love. The pictures are beautiful so I used one of them and a small passage from the book for a page. You can’t see it in the picture, but I embellished the picture with silver and gold, and some deeper colors for her make up and the Prince’s eyes.
I named this one Tea & Sympathy. It’s mixed media with acrylic paints, gesso, vellum stickers, paper doilies, artists chalk and an old print from a book. A little bit of everything really.
When the weather gets hotter I tend to leave my blogs to collect dust. I might not update regularly, but I will definitely still be around! I need to remember that just because I’m not updating as frequently I still need to visit my friends though. So if you haven’t seen me for awhile, I’ll be by soon!
Oh! I almost forgot! The new Knitty is out – go check it out! You can click the link on my sidebar.