(that means "work in progress" , just so I don't have to explain, lol)
The Remains of the Day journal is coming along! I spent most of the day cutting and sewing pages. This part takes FOREVER. If I was actually going to sell one of these suckers, it would sell for a few hundred dollars!
Next up: adding some more "bits" and then sewing the signatures and then binding them into the cover. I see many possibilities here.... AND everyone on my Christmas list is going to get a personalized one of these. If you're on my list, and you've already taken the class, too bad, so sad...... you get nothin'.... hahahaThese journals are perfect for me to make. I'm a "collector" Yes, I would go so far as to call myself a "hoarder". I keep everything from bus transfers to movie receipts. I have every single card eve given to me (and having 40 students each year, I get a lot of cards). Some of these scraps even came from Maija's garbage! (she was cleaning her studio last time I visited). So many of these scraps so have "meaning" for me.
They are also helping me to be more spontaneous in my collage work. Because I'm also a planner. A journal page can take me 5 hours to do. Really. Not these ones though! I'm just digging into the stash and sewing stuff together. So fun!
If you want to sign up for the Remains of the Day class -- you can do it here. You can see Mary Ann's travel journal that she made using this technique here. . She left lots of pockets and places to put travel ephemera and spots for journaling. This is my kind of travel journal! I can't wait to travel :)
If you want to see what another student did (she's finished her journal), go and see Jill's video!