I love journals. Love to keep my own (although I never seem to finish one before I begin another), love to read other peoples. I am completely facinated by the concept of a journal. There are some new and very exciting books being published right now about journals. First off is the 1000 journals project. I just bought the book and am going to bring it to ArtFest because someguy, the author, is going to be there to sign them!! Love seeing all the excerpts of the journal pages and there's even some stitched pages (like the leaves below). How'd they do that!?! So cool!Also just bought Wide Open: Inspriation and Techniques for Art Journaling on the Edge. This comes with a deck of cards that on one side has a journal page by the author and on the other side a prompt or inspiration for journaling. It also comes with a handy little notebook for carrying around and journaling in. I like that it already has paint and colllage splattered on the pages, reminds me of Sabrina's journal starter book The True and the Questions - one of my favorite journal books of all time. Keeps you from being intimidated by the blank page.Coming in June is Keri Smith's new book Wreck this Journal and she's already launced an amazing interactive site about it. Check it out here!!! Keri is an absolute genius!!
Many of you have asked if I'm going to have a journal at ArtFest, like I did for Silver Bella. Absolutely!! I'm bringing a few, actually. I have no idea what to expect from ArtFest in general, so I'm bringing a little of this and a little of that and hope for the best! Here is my bare bones journal. Same style I did for Silver Bella and that worked perfectly. I just folded sheets of 6x12" double sided scrapbook paper in half and tied ribbon around the middle. Lots of fun colors and the ArtFest 2007 logo on the front. Should have plenty of room for doodling, autographs and bits of this and that:)
P.S. Less than 48 hours until the Spring Fling Tea Party!!! I've got lots of goodies planned and even a craft for us all to do:) The fun begins right here on Wednesday morning. For details about how you can participate, see this post!