Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Journal Pages & Musings

  Since the storm Saturday I've had internet access issues. To be honest, it's bugging me for one reason only: My inability to blog easily. Anyone that's been following me for a while will know that consistencey has always been a challenge. Now that I've found a way to blog consistently, something I wanted to do for myself more than anything, not being able to irks me. Isn't it amazing how something we tried so hard to make routine becomes something we don't want to live without? In my case, posting here on certain days has become part of my weekly rituals. Without being able to maintain that ritual throws off my groove! Does this mean I've finally been able to maintain scheduling in one area of life instead of running amok , completely schedule free, as is my norm?

I started making a new journal during the power outage. It's going to be spiral bound so I am painting and collaging all the pages ahead of time.
The banana paper is part of the inside front cover.
A few more pages in the new journal.These are skinny pages, something I find challenging to work on, but like the size because it makes the journal so portable.
I actually have two new journals in progress. The top page here is from the larger of the two. You can see a skinny page below it so you have an idea of the size difference. I like working in all different size journals.
 It keeps me from getting bored!


  1. I love how you use all the papers & images to collage around the sides. Very cool! Working on different sizes helps me from getting bored too. Hope your internet works better soon!

  2. great pages.. I like to do pages freely first and then bind them also. I go back and forth between doing single pages and using already bound books.

  3. I love your journal pages! I've never done a journal before it was bound but it looks like fun. Maybe I'll try that next time.

  4. Hey Ladies- Thanks for popping by and commenting! Working in an unbound journal is definitely fun. I don't do it often but when I do I love it. It gives you the opportunity to rearrange the pages endlessly until you feel they are just right plus you can just a grab a few and go.

    Internet is fine now. Early season Nor'Easter knocked out power in most of the region and the cable company was real slow getting their end of things back online.


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