Handmade Journal

Details do create the big picture. I wrote about this Hand Bound Art Journal last spring and considered the promising emptiness of it. I thought I’d go through it quicker, but I’ve been working in other books too so it still has blank watercolour papers to fill. But soon it will be full and I need to consider binding another one together. Here are some details from this one journal:

Owl transfer
Image transfer.

Red sticker rose
Red sticker rose.

Sticker butterfly
A yellow butterfly sticker.

Colourful letters
Colourful letters cut from a magazine. Big they say: use your whole palette!

Happy Buddha
A LOL Buddha on a Diana Trout inspired page, written on a loose lined page (now glued into the journal) while I was reading her book Journal Spilling.

Time for a quote;

    A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.

I love taking bits and pieces of the whole and seeing it anew. Looking at the detail of each collage. That is why I love close up photos of my art journal. I love my art journal, both the making of it and the look and feel of it when it is full. Sorry to go on about this, but it is true every day. Dear Art Journal, you are my friend.