Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Journal of Dreams

It snowed again today....all day.  So, I stayed indoors again and worked on the next journal, which belongs to Lillian.  Carla's was a petite 6x6", but Lillian's is much larger; she altered an existing book, something I've done and am partial to.  No worries about binding when you use an altered book.
 
Lillian included a note with her journal, in which she mentioned some things she is partial to......foreign languages, architecture, anything French, vintage, rust.....  I did my best to incorporate many of these features in my page for her.

I was thinking about dreams of travel.  As an experienced traveler, I am usually prepared, know what to expect, and through careful planning, don't miss much.  When I was a very young traveler, too dumb to be cautious, I just went where the spirit took me, with very little in the way of preparation.  At first, I was going to say that I miss the spontaneity of my youth, but do I really?  I wouldn't want to be that girl again.  Not really.

Well, be my travels well thought out or spur of the moment, my message is the same.....it's all about the journey, not the destination.

I started by spraying watercolor paper with several colors of homemade mica spray, then inked the paper and added strips of music sheets and old text (in a few languages).  More ink.  Combed my stash for exotic images and architectural elements.  Added a central image of a 40's pin-up girl (why not!), and some bling.  Oh, and I just noticed that the charm dangling from that little chain was turned backwards when I took the picture.  Just so you know, it says "journey."
More snow is expected tomorrow, so I just may get to Lee's journal as well.

9 comments:

Nanc said...

I really love this page a lot. Your combined everything so well. The recipient will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Very very pretty Eileen!!!! So much to look at!!!!

Scrapping Mom said...

I absolutely love it

Lori said...

Wow, this is great, too! Not that I was expecting anything less. I might have to try one of these someday, it would be interesting and challenging. What exactly is that black bling you use, if you don't mind sharing? I love anything with a travel theme, so this is particularly appealing to me.

Dorothy said...

I can say is WOW!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS page, Eileen!! Love the message.

Healing Woman said...

Now I really love this page~

Best,
Cheryl

Diann said...

I'm so inspired by your wonderful Jouranl ART....I just love it! Diann

2amscrapper said...

I love your art journals.