Category Archives: Book Projects

BOOK CRAFTS is about creating in books (art journaling) and making books through book binding (making notebooks and journals, creating travel journals, spiral bound books and mini booklets)!

Arting in the Art Journal

When you work in book format, like an Art Journal, or any notebook, each page is a creation on its own. You can tear it out and frame it if you want to, but the point of it is not … Continue reading

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Hello Acrylics, Hello painted grid

Hello Acrylics, welcome out to play. I wish we could have a rendez vous every day you and me, but alas, it’s not happening. Actually it’s happening way too seldom these days. I know where you are and I should … Continue reading

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Book of Patterns

The desire to do something because you find it deeply satisfying and personally challenging inspires the highest levels of creativity, whether it’s in the arts, sciences, or business. Teresa Amabile One of the themes in my current Art Journals are … Continue reading

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Art Journal Close-ups

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden In almost all of the art journal peeks that I share here you’ll see close-up photos. Sure, I like to include the whole page or … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek | Unapologetic

Christlike communications are expressed in tones of love rather than loudness. They are intended to be helpful rather than hurtful. They tend to bind us together rather than to drive us apart. They tend to build rather than to belittle. … Continue reading

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Endpapers, Frogs and a Pocket

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. Niccolo Machiavelli I went back to my diamond stitched journal to add end-papers. The endpapers are the pages that consist of a double-size sheet folded, with one half pasted against … Continue reading

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Binder Transformation

I love finding office supplies at the thrift store! Sometimes I’ll find postcards or a pile of unused notecards, but not often. I love all kinds of vintage paper finds, but thrifting them doesn’t happen that often around here. Though … Continue reading

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Diary Flower Doodles

I continue to doodle. There is not much to say about it, but I still like to share them, and I love when you visit and take a look. Maybe my efforts will bring a smile to your face, or … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Wing it Baby

The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. Carl Jung Wing it is means to do something with no preparation. That is the concept of my entire art journal … Continue reading

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Flower border gone awry

Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Jean Cocteau Finding your own favorite doodle pattern is a good feeling. I think flowers might be my thing, they … Continue reading

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