The journal is made from paper bags, fabric, Tacky glue, matte medium, Strathmore drawing paper, rug thread, Micron pen, and colored pencil. The handles on the journal are part of a Macy's bag. I used 2 paper bags as the base of the cover, glued them together, and covered them with batik fabrics. The designs added are in Micron pen and Prismacolor colored pencil. The cover is a piece in progress as I'll add more to it's design later.
I've already decided that I should have used different paper (I had a surplus roll of drawing paper) as Prismacolor markers bleed through to the back side. I'll need to use micron pen, colored pencil, and collage on these pages. Any water color or marker will need to be done on heavier paper and glued or taped into the journal.
I'm on my 5th day in May. I've decided to do the weather, a design of the day, and an additional small picture. Gina Armfield suggests journalists do weekly tasks in addition to the daily entries. She suggests doing a small watercolor each week (the size of an artist trading card). My first watercolor was of a Flicker that we see come to our feeder. I'll add the watercolor paintings with a hinge or maybe glue them on the following page. After I measured out the monthly calendar, I decided to leave some extra space for doodles. I'm going to list the books I read this month, too. I'll post the month again when it's completed.
This is a journal of drawn, painted, and fiber works. I love color, light, and pattern. I am learning all the time. I enjoy exploring different mediums, but most of my work is in pastel, colored pencil, and fiber. The paintings and drawings are part of my collection unless otherwise noted, and may not be reproduced without permission of the artist.