I’ve been wanting to keep a journal for a while now — sort of an art/diary/nutrition/exercise/anything I wanted journal — finally found the right format for it when I spotted a small three ring binder on Friday. The binder lets me put in any size page, and I don’t have to worry about ink and such soaking through one page and getting on the next. I figure when it gets full, I’ll just take the pages out and use those stand-alone rings to hold it together.
Here’s the first page — it’s the motto for the whole book, saved it from a catalog cover:
It is sewn to a bit of canvas that has tissue paper stuck to it with acrylic paint — the tissue paper was saved from a clothing purchase — you know how they wrap tissue paper around your purchase before they put it in the bag? I thought it was neat! I even had a bit of the canvas left to make a bookmark, it’s peeking out of the top.
Then Sat and Sun I worked on the little Starbucks page — it’s on canvas — Jason and I met with a Nature Conservancy person to talk prairie there — I love looking at the posters and such at Starbucks, it always gives me ideas. The cup and polka dots are made from a nutritional pamphlet that I picked up — eeks, have you seen the calories on some of those concoctions? The sideoats is a transfer — see the sideoats up there in the banner? I plan to sew it to something heavier to make another page.
First time I ever painted on canvas, it was fun — love how you can get different textures and build up colors. I’ve been writing nutritional stuff and cycling notes on graph paper and have those stuck in between the artsy pages.
Yay, I can’t wait to see where this leads! Makes me happy just thinking about it.