I received my TRUE VISION book today. Rockport did not disappoint. What good quality books they publish! LK did a stunning job of writing and pulling everything together. The book is impressive.
For consideration in the book I submitted a stencil portfolio I constructed out of cardboard and duct tape. It’s covered with sprayed stencils. Tucked inside were loose visual journal pages which I collaged, stenciled, and wrote on top of. The pages were backed with wallpaper to make them more sturdy.
These are the inside covers.
The size of the portfolio is 10 by 16. A good size for holding a variety of different sizes of collage pieces or stencil work. Cover them with writing and call them journal pages. I do.
The pages I share here are not in TRUE VISION, but they have a similar pallette as I created most of them within a few days of each other. Not wanting to ship my heavy cumbersome Visual Journal #8, I chose instead to make something on the spot for possible inclusion into the book. When I found a stack of cardboard in the school trash earlier that week the idea for a portfolio was born. With the shaky pony express service I figured losing these would be less painful than having my entire journal go missing.
Having just returned from San Miguel de Allende a few months before, I enjoyed copying passages from my travel journal onto some of my newly created visual journal pages. Drives to school yielded other material. We visual journalers are nothing, if not evidence gatherers.
Here’s the whole shebang all stacked up.
It seems as though I made my fair share of these portfolios. Trouble is I can’t quite recall what happened to them all. Did they all hit the pony express trail? Did my sister steal them? The 45 year old brain has difficulty recalling what the 44 year old hands were doing last year.
I took photos of them though. I have evidence.
Okay. Who stole my red duct tape? That is definitely missing.