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Friday, 25 March 2016

Collage Day - Journaling prompt week 13

This week's journaling prompt - Collage Day

It's time for making a mess again, I do love the tactile experience of looking through magazines, cutting, arranging, gluing, stamping, painting, sketching, looking through my stash to see what else I can adorn my journal with. It's a pretty fulfilling experience, sometimes it never feels complete, which is the beauty of it, you can always change it.

For me as a bookbinder, I have to be very careful in my work, crafting a journal requires attention and detail and there are steps to follow and to do it systematically, so when I get to draw and collage in my journal, it is with wild abandon, I get to be free to do what I like (in a book that I made in the opposite manner). Liberating really. It's like a balancing act.

This weekend, bring out your out old magazines, greeting cards, letters, stamps and whatever you can fine and spend some time collaging your journal. Have a fun time!

If you would like to share your journaling journey with me, leave a comment below with a link to your blog or on my facebook page. For instagram, you can find me @mettaville and tag #mettajournaling. 

This will be the last of the journaling prompt series. I do hope it has inspired you to scribble in your journal and continue to do so. I am looking forward to sharing something new in the coming blog posts.


New in my Etsy shop this week.

A faux leather and shibori journal. I found a long piece of shibori fabric in my scrap stash, an off cut from the guest book than I had made earlier. I think the brown faux leather and shibori works well together.

A small travel journal. A hand stamped mandala that I stitched on to a green linen fabric to make the front cover. A wrap closure of braided cotton twine.


Happy journaling! 

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
Joseph Campbell

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