Monday, February 20, 2012

Homemade Journal

Over the weekend, I decided to make my little handmade journal.  Choosing various watercolor and pastel paper.  The first is a jar with leaves and pine cones.  The second is one of the flowers from my floral arrangement and spool of threads.


22 comments:

  1. This is a lovely idea Joan! and your two first entries are beautiful. I especially like the spools of thread, good thinking. Is this an add-a-page project? What holds the pages in place? I really know nothing about doing art in this format.

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Actually I don't know much about creating my own journals. It's something I would love to learn. Cathy Johnson blog and sketching in nature, those bloggers are great at their homemade journals. This one is just various papers w/c/ different weights and pastel paper, cut to fold, once folded I used string to tie in the center of the fold, hence a journal poorly made but fun. Also check out Maggie Lathem. She also makes her own journals.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  2. What a wonderful thing to have, a self made sketchbook. The spools of thread are lovely. What a great subject for a still life!
    Happy Painting,
    Nora

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    1. Hi Nora,

      Thank you, great fun making my sketchbook, must learn more about the how to, purchased a book on the subject.

      Now for getting rid of the silly sign in that are confusing all of us.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. Joan, this is right up my alley. I've made so many art journals, some for painting and some having their own themes. It's always been an obsession with me , playing with paper. It's my way of relaxing when I'm not painting.
    what a great job you did. BJ

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    1. Hi Barbra,

      Thank you, I must visit your blog, don't know much about it, just got various papers and tied with a cord. lol. I will be visiting you soon.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. Just wanted you to know that posting on your blog, and for that matter on everyones is becoming so difficult .. the new verification words are just awfull .. I'll be checking in but not sure I can post. hugs, BJ

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    1. Hi Barbra,
      I know what you mean, Nora MacPhail said she found a way to get rid of the pesty verification.

      Have a great day.

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  5. Both are wonderful little pieces to lift one's spirit. I love your creativity.

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    1. Hi Trudy,

      Love playing with new ideas thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. Both lovely my friend. great idea also. Joan, I agree with Barbra above, the verification words are silly, don`t you agree? I have had as much as three attempts at some of the words. I wonder if Google has finally gone around the bend. I haven`t tried your ones yet, so wish me luck my friend. All the best joan.
    Vic.

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  7. Hi my friend,
    Yes, I do agree. I will try to remove the silly word verification, Nora Mac Phail said she did.

    I wish you luck.
    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  8. Thank you for following my blog. Your art is just beautiful!

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    1. Hi Christine,

      Thank you so much for the visit and the kind words.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  9. Hi Joanie,

    Great job on the journal! Nice that you can use both pages to continue the paintings. Looks like fun. And yes I agree, the word verifications are a nuisance. I can barely make out some of the words.

    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Just got around to posting, Thank you for the visit and the encouragement.

      Talk soon,
      Joanie

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  10. What a great start to a journal Joan. I was going to suggest you check out Barbra Joan's Journals - she's produced some great ones. Both of these pages are fabulous.

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you and yes, I did check out BJ's blog how wonderful. Still so much to learn about journals, great fun.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  11. I really love your blog and am delighted to find it via Reader.
    I have had little watercolor journals for years but never got into making one from scratch. Yours are already beautiful.

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Thank you so much for the visit and the encouraging words. I must come over and pay you a visit.

      all the best to you,
      Joan

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  12. Stopping by to wish you both a blessed new week,Joan. Greetings from Rio de Janeiro/Brasil!

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    1. Hi Nelson,

      How wonderful to a visit from Rio de Janeiro. Thank you so much for the visit and may you have a blessed week.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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