Sunday, November 1, 2009

Colorful news!

Well, I've got another bit of exciting news ... one of my journals was selected for "Creative Ways with Books & Journals", the new book recently released by Sue Bleiweiss and Terry Stegmiller.
I call this my "Color Journal". I’ve been saving my colored pencil “nubs” for several years, wanting to use them for a special project. Then one day I got the idea to attach them to the cover of a journal. The base of the journal is an old hardback Reader’s Digest condensed book. I removed the interior pages and then stitched in my own colorful monoprint pages using old paintbrushes as an anchor on the spine. I covered the front with the colored pencil nubs and on the back, I created a collage using an old Crayola box and paper wrappers from crayons. What I particularly like about this journal is that every item that was attached to it … the pencils, brushes and crayons (or the wrappers that were on the crayons) were all tools that I used at one time to create colorful artwork.
So, needless to say, I am extremely tickled! (PS - The wonderful photos were taken by Sue)


  1. This is an amazing book! i have yet to see it in person but I can't waqit to really look at it!!! You do such fabulous work and have such creative and innovative ideas! Such a well deserved achievement for you!! huge Congratulations!! Hugs!

  2. Congrats! Your journal is way cool!! Thanks for the eye candy.