This is the newly thrifted book that I am working in as my Art Journal;

The Ocean Art Journal
I love these old books with thick sturdy pages, but I’m having a hard time finding new ones at the thrift shop. Where are they all hiding when I need them? I think the thrift shops might discard them because nobody buys them… but me. This one has the pretties cover so far, a keeper for sure. It is about the ocean and has some very cool illustrations that I like.

Look at his guy, spotted in the circle pages;

Cute little creature
This little creature, isn’t he cute?! You can’t even see it here but he lives in a bubble this wee illustration and it has a rather nice (round) shape to it fitting my portion control theme very well.

If you’re interested in altered books check out the post where I alter a book called The world we live in and the Darwin book altered book cover with lots of roses!

Here are two very cute illustrations from inside my altered book;

Illustrations from book
I think this is a beautiful illustration. It is a ancient octopus coin from Greece – it looks like something that could be in a painting by Leah Piken Kolidas, don’t you agree?

Illustrations from book
What is it about me and the dront? He keeps coming back to me (I did glue one into my diary last year).