Friday, November 20, 2009


this journal has suffered some neglect the last few days while I've been busy with other projects. I thought I should give it a little attention before it gets put aside again for a week while I'm gone. Hopefully I'll have plenty of full travel journal pages to share when I get back. Dosvidania!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New journal

I haven't really been slacking off, just not posting for a few days. I got inspired this weekend to make a journal to take on my trip to Russia next week. My inspiration came from Mary Ann Moss who makes the most wonderful, wild journals when she travels (and everyday) and shares them on her blog "Dispatch From LA". Here are just a few pages. I'm going to wait to bind the sections into a book when I get home, hoping I might find some fun paper or fabric while I'm there. I do plan to make it fur-lined. C'mon, its November in St. Petersburg!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

blue chair, green leaf

this is starting to sound like some sort of Dr. Suess book.....

blue chair

Digging through some old papers, I found this blue chair from a printmaking class I took awhile ago and so into the journal it went next to the back side of the Matisse quilt. I didn't notice till later that it is very much like the blue chair that the woman is sitting on in the Matisse painting. This book just keeps finding its own way forward.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

matisse quilting

Matisse card pulls out of the pocket

I needed a little infusion of color after the somber November snow pages. Matisse is just the thing. Of course, there are few situations in life that can't be improved by a little Matisse!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

a cool frosty evening

flap folded out showing caption "a cool frosty evening
among the closing days of November"

I'm getting a bit ahead of myself with this peaceful snowy scene and the caption, "a cool frosty evening among the closing days of November". Must be I have Russia on my mind, where I will be among the closing days of November.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

hearts and camels

How did they end up together? I've got no explanation, but I like it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

visiting the pyramids

Somehow the page with three little holes punched in it became the great pyramids of Egypt complete with camels. Wonder where the caravan of camels will lead me tomorrow.....

Monday, November 2, 2009

orange dots

the flap folds out, the words underneath say "you are here"

the orange fruit is a flap that opens--see above

So far in this journal, each page has bled over to the next in some way forming the starting point for that page. Its a bit of a stretch, but the best I could come up with for this page was the paper punch holes up in the corner.