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?

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