I've been away from my usual art pursuits (visiting family) but I did manage to finish this binding before I left. I'll try to get my newer stuff scanned in the next day or so.
This was another book that I had prepped and then set aside. It's another binding that Mary Ann Moss teaches in her Full Tilt Boogie class. I highly recommend all her classes, if not to make journals, then just to enjoy watching someone doing something they love with creativity and fearlessness. She has videos of her journaling process and they alone are worth the price!
I love this binding because it combines journaling with my old embroidery stitches.
I LOVE bindings.
I can't say I'm the best at it, but what I lack in compulsive attention to detail, I more than make up for in raw delight. The truth is I should make a journal and then work in it to see how it functions and wears. But I'm not at all orderly or pragmatic in this way. I just love bindings!
I actually recorded the kind of paper I used for this, but I'm away from home as I write this, so if I remember, I'll add it later. The intention is to add pages to this as I work in it, so I made it with lots of room to add into.
Some of the pages are very skinny so I'll actually just tape new pages in. I wanted to have a journal that I could both work in, and add to with loose pages that I sometimes sketch on when I'm out.
Sometimes I feel a little guilty when I gut these books. Mostly I try to find ones that are a little mildewed so when I through out the pages I don't feel so bad. Or I pick some that are actually falling apart. And I like to reuse some of the pages, but there are many too many for a slow journaler like me.
Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy any comments cause it makes me feel not so off the wall in my enthusiastic pursuit of .... journal fun!