Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I found a cute idea for finishing the ends of the threads on a handmade book.
I found it on Vintage Junk Journals. There are so many good ideas on this site!
All of the signatures in my new junk journal have a calendar page for the innermost page.
Debbie-Anne uses punched hearts for all of her junk journals, but I used punchies and hand cut shapes based on the theme of the page.
I glued matching shapes to the ends of both threads, sandwiching the two threads between the two punchies.
Monday, August 14, 2017
I finished making a new junk journal. It contains all kinds of papers from my (OK, extensive) paper stash - ledger paper, painted paper, calendar pages, coloring book pages, gelli-prints, etc., etc., etc.)
I bound six signatures into an old book cover:
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
I did these for July #Letteringforchange.
These longer quotations chosen by Justine are wonderful, and they're a challenge for me. Sometimes I just choose a sentence.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
I made a junk journal out of a file folder.
Rose brought one of these that she made to the last Vancouver Artist Trading Card Swap.
I sewed old book paper, ledger paper and scrapbook paper to it.
Some people make journaling cards to put in the pockets.
Mine is currently holding bookmarks ready for The Bookmark Project.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
"Follow the spark", Penelope our Vancouver Artist Trading Card organizer, said. She credited Nick Bantock for this instruction on chasing down passing inspiration.
"This would make a great book", Rose said. "See how it folds out?" Rose brings lots of interesting stuff to put on our "free table" at the swap. Apparently, this was junk mail with potential!
I couldn't resist, and brought it home. It didn't sit for long - that spark just wouldn't go away.
I sewed paper on it, including this map from a Paris Brochure,
book paper, scrapbook paper
an architect's plan, music
I'm collecting embellishments that I'll store in this envelope I included.
Where is the spark leading you?
Monday, July 17, 2017
We made these encouraging cards last week at The Social Calligraphy Creative.
They will be given to women in recovery. The organizer of The Social Calligraphy Creative, who volunteers at a Vancouver centre helping women, says that these small notes of encouragment mean a great deal to many there.
They are each invited to choose one and take it home to pin up where they can read the encouragement each day.
The Collective meets once a month to practice lettering, socialize, and do calligraphy for social change.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Summertime can bring a wonderful change of pace - like enjoying the weather and spending time in the garden. I'm working on some book projects and have found a new calligraphy project, #letteringforchange. Twice a week, on Social Change Saturdays and World-changing Wednesdays, we letter a new quotation. It is all hosted by @socialcalligraphy.
These are the first two for July, both done mostly in watercolor.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
I missed Silly Scraps Saturday yesterday because my office/studio is so hot that it is unbearable most of the day.
Ah, that's better.
I had an overwhelming urge to get out my sewing machine last week. The Vancouver Artist Tradeng Card Group swap was approaching so I cleaned the inchies out of my scrap box and made these.
My next sewing project is another book...