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