I've almost completed another large journal. I've had an enquiry about it so I'm not sure if it will end up in my Etsy shop, I'll know in the next few days. I still have to stitch the signatures into the covers.
I was commissioned late last year to make a journal that I would call an 'Art Journal'. It didn't have any blank pages. Every page told a story and related to a particular person's life. All the pages in that journal were fabric. Lots of people ask if my journals are for using or if they are just to be kept as keepsakes.
All of my journals in the past have had pages that you can add to or sketch, write or journal in, including my latest one. I've been thinking though that I will also make a few 'Art Journals' for sale. Every page will be a piece of my art either on paper or fabric and they will vary in size, not sure if there will be any interest in them but I'll see what happens.
the front cover
the front and back of the first signature
just a few of the pages
these two fabric pages still have to be stitched into the journal.
I've also added two new pairs of earrings to my Etsy
these are etched copper circles, with cut out shapes from an old Nestle tin, riveted to them
vintage pearl buttons and honey calcite beads
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