Saturday, July 19, 2008

Journal Extensions

Feeling better today and getting loads of work done. Thanks everyone for your well wishes. Migraines are something I've lived with since I was a teenager. They are easier to deal with now - I have a great Dr - and good meds - and they happen less and less frequently as long as I pay attention to some important things mostly having to do with sleep. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is a factor too. So, sometimes, it is what it is, and I have to plan around it.

Hubby and I are fixing the basement up into an office for him. Cleared out everything today. Dry walling tomorrow. Eww. Messy job, but needs to be done.

It will be so nice for him. His work has changed so much over the last couple of years. We used to have a studio downtown where we live, but it was smarter for us to rent that out to a retail business, since Michael is on the road more often than not. But this left him without an office. And this has left camera equipment all over our front room, which is now his office. Hehe. No complaints. We just need some organization around here.

Yesterday (before migraine) I bought some wonderful new markers - gold, silver, white and some water-based iridescent, oh so nice. And, they inspired me to do some new stuff with my journal. Finished my color exercises. Yellow, blue, red, green, orange, purple and white. I've learned a lot from them, but I wanted to do something more with them, so...

I extended the pages by adding flaps to them. I think they look really nice, and now give me an area to write on. I also, painted around some of the areas with the decided color, and I like the look.

This photo is with the flap open:

I liked doing this green one. I used copper tape for the veins.

And here's the blue one.


Anonymous said...

I like it, I like it a lot!

lisa bebi said...

nice work.

Robin Westphal said...

I hope you are feeling better. I felt very inspired by your post today :)

Connie said...

I am totally doing that color study with my kiddos! I'm going to make my own first! Thanks for the fun idea.

Peace & Love.