Oh, how I love to make! No surprise if you've read this blog for, what? more than a week? ;). It's true, I love creating, and this year, I started an album to document just my artistic pursuits. This way, I won't take over the family album with photos of my creative adventures, and I can take the detailed, in process photos that I enjoy taking, and have somewhere to keep them, other than on the blog.
I guess you could say it's another pocket page scrapbooking/documenting album in addition to Project Life. I'm using a Handbook that's covered in linen (I think it's linen anyway, similar to this one).
I started with that awesome cardboard piece that used to be the top of a notepad. (From HomeGoods over a year ago.) After a bit, the white on the inside of the cover seemed unfinished, so I added paper using my sticker maker and various paper pieces. Here's how it looks with the insides covered:
I hope that wasn't a mistake. After doing it and then seeing the photo of it with white insides made me question it, hahaha. Se la vie!
Ahhh, just fun for me. Good enough reason to do it in my book! I made the two letterpress cards on right with this letterpress machine. I love the L Letterpress system, my only complaint is that I'm really messy with it, and it's a little hard to clean up afterwards because it's oil based. It's one of those activities you want to have time to make a bunch of things, not just one offs.
I couldn't seem to capture via the camera the impression it makes, but it's there.
Since it's going to be for all of 2014, I decided to add monthly dividers. I just cut a piece of velum to size and painted on it with a Sumi brush and gouache.
Of course, I don't plan to include everything I make, not every journal page say, but a photo or two represents it just fine. January was a busy month, and there wasn't much creating going on apparently. I think it was mostly on the e-course, so I'll have to get a picture of that in there. February already has more photos. I'll share February when the month is over, which is next week?!?!? How is that possible?? Time's flying by, I'm glad I'm going to have this little album to see how I spent it creative-time wise when the year's over. Hooray for making!