Saturday, April 30, 2005
I was going to post some journal pages today, but I left the camera cord at school. Phooey. I've had a yucky cold all week, but I have five pages done since I posted last. I guess slapping paint and gluing stuff on journal pages makes me feel better. I've also been having fun with a white gluebook. I'm just looking through magazines for white pictures and glueing them into an old 1937 copy of White Banners. I really like the thickness of the old paper in this book. I have about 10 pages of that done and will probably post them next week too. I just wanted to let anyone who's checking for new stuff know that I'm here and journaling. I'm just having some tecnical difficulties.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
I'm not done with this page yet, but I like the way this part of it turned out. This silouette was left on my worktable after I cut the photo out to use in my ABC recipe book. It's the second one I've used this way in my journal. I love the way it looks and the fact that it shows family members. I guess from seeing the photo so often I can really "see" the people in it.
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Yeah! I finally got back to sketching last night. This is only my third drawing since the beginning of March. And I was drawing something every day in Dec and Jan. I've got to get my grids going again.
I did laundry most of the day yesterday and this was only one of the piles of laundry laying around waiting to be put away. The basket really is that tall and skinny. The folded clothes were hard for me. For some reason I seem to have trouble with fabric folds whenever I try drawing them. The watercolors really helped this to look like something. I was pretty surprised at how well the white watercolor covered the yellow acrylic background.
I'm not sure which week this is for since I'm so far behind, but piles was one of the weekly challenges on the Every Day Matters list. Now I need to make a list in my journal of all the other weekly challenges that I've missed so I can draw them too.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
I wanted to journal the trip I made to Wisconsin. I even collected ephmera to put on the pages. Somehow the time never appeared to get it done. Finally, I just went on journaling instead of waiting to go back and journal. I decided that if I did get around to it, I would just have to include it where ever I am in the journal then. Not a perfect solution, but better than just stopping completely.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Well, this is the last photo at least for now of the altered ABC recipe book that I made for my son and future daughter-in-law. To read a bit more about it go to the "Z" page. I'm still not sure how I managed to finish it in just two days and an hour on the morning I was going to give it to her. It was a success as far as I'm concerned. I loved making it. My mom, grandma and sister enjoyed sharing their recipes, and the recipient liked it too.
I found a marker that will write white over an acrylic painted background. For this page, I first wrote in the white marker and then in yellow on top of that. The marker is hiding in the mess that is my worktable in the aftermath of making this book. When I finally get brave enough to attempt to reclaim the worktable, I'll post what kind of marker it is.
This is one of the pages that I finished in the hotel. I hope to have photos later. I think though that I messed up and put "M" recipes on it and it's supposed to be the "G" page. Oh well, it looks ok and maybe nobody will notice and wonder why Bread Machine Mix goes on the G page.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
I guess there were two pages that didn't get finished. This one will have Butter Cream Icing and Cream Cheese Icing. I wanted to put this book up all at once, but I have to get to bed or I will be sleepy in church tomorrow. For an explanation of the book, see the "Z" page below.