In October my friend Connie presented me with a journal she made, it is stunning. She made it using a cover of a vintage book. She decorated every single page. Each one is so thoughtful, so full of texture and imagery that she glued, stitched, drew and collaged.
Most of you know that I normally work on white pages, so this journal was a bit of a challenge for me, both because it was already so beautiful to look at, and because I was not sure how to approach a page with so much content already on it.
I decided to try and work with the pages so what Connie did and what I added looked purposeful, as though we were working together.
Here are a couple of my pages.
It has been a design challenge to do each page, trying to kill ever so many birds with one stone! I want to journal my life and surroundings, and for the first time make each page look like a nice artful composition. The least I can do to appreciate a gift like this.
Can you tell where I start and Connie ends?