Another journal arrived on my doorstep late this afternoon. It felt so luxurious to sit out on the porch in all of this bright November heat and turn the thick pages one by one. Another persons visual journal is such a mystery and a wonder. And this latest book to grace my doorstep is a big painterly delight. Rich pages weighted down with paint & all manner of paper, vintage photos, stencils, glue, and a fine sprinkling of words.
A couple more pages from my visual journal. Soon these ideas I'm working out in my book will leave the confines of these pages and find their way onto a different surface. Canvas, cardboard, wood I'm not sure which. In my mind I can see an entire series of collaged portraits. For now I continue in the book. Everything goes into the book.
A few favorite blogs I can't seem to get enough of:
Go see this gluebook NOW over at Crust Station
Go here this instant and scroll until you get to the 4 posts on SBP: Print & Pattern If that doesn't send you careening down your front stairs and running all the way to your nearest scrapbook store to touch all the paper nothing will.
Oh dear. The night is young. And I have 2 stencils ready to cut. 2 visual journals to pore over. And a lemon cream martini waiting in the wings.