Monday, January 02, 2012

The New Year's Journal

I was over at Judy's and she's on a book making binge.  Well, that inspired me.  This was a lot of fun and a nice change of pace.

started out with wallpaper scraps and paper bags

the inside covers

i love the roughness of the page edges

vintage stuff from my friend Sandy and a medal

my first attempt with this stitch
2011 was quite the year.  A lot happened.  2012 looks to be every bit as fun filled and change-able.  I guess the important point to remain open and flexible.

I applied to a couple of art shows for 2012 and should soon learn whether I've been accepted or not.  My work has really changed and evolved over the past couple of years.  I hope I'm ready for the BIG art world of selling.  I'd sure like to.  Only that jury and those customers will tell the tale.  If I'm not ready, then I'm not ready.  We'll see.  Won't stop me from painting and challenging myself. 

Let me know how you are!!!!!


Judy Wise said...

Squeeeeee! It's gorgeous! Love love love the cover and everything about it; precious dangly and so on. This is fun!! xo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have been offered some wallpaper books so tomorrow I will try to get down there to pick them up. Thank YOu! Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Pat said...

Your journal is great. I love the way you bound it and the fastener extending to the button - brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful book with a clever idea. Love the use of wallpaper. They are so inviting to write in!

Lisa Graham Art said...

What a fun creation you made!

Global Artist Circle said...

great piece