My New Journal…

I covered my 2017 art/inspiration journal this morning.  It is a simple spiral sketch pad that I bought a while ago but hadn’t yet used.  I like to journal or blog on lined paper or on my computer but I really liked the idea of including my sketches and inspirations, as well as using a smaller size to carry with me.  It is 5 x 8.5 inches.  The pics are above show the front cover first, then the inside of the front cover, and then the back cover, and the inside of the back cover last.

I used a paper pack from Michael’s from Recollection called Steampunk Botanica.  The paper is heavy and glossy and I really liked it.  I used only three sheets and have a lot of really great scraps left over for other projects.  I also used washi tape that I had on hand.  I’m just beginning to use washi tape as an embellishment.  I didn’t add any bling or metal to the journal because it will probably be bumping around in my bag a lot and I didn’t want to have any excess texture that might fall off or get damaged.  I will post more about this journal once I start using it.

It will be interesting for me to start including my sketches and other things to my journals since I’ve only handwritten or typed in the past…no frills!  I want to really push the edges my creativity now.  I have all this time….LOL

Yes, retirement agrees with me!  I only wish that I also wanted to exercise and eat more nutritiously.  I do WANT to….but I have not really put much effort into it.  Keep a good thought for me ok?


It has been a very interesting transition for me, moving from getting up so early every morning and dashing around to take my meds, getting dressed, grabbing my coffee to go and out the door by 6:20 in order to get to work!  However – as of now, WORK is home, this blog, my writing/blogging/crafting!  It’s time to start my next career!!!

Well I better get started on the day! Have a great day Kittens!