First of all, I tweaked my cover art. Here is the original cover:
And here is the new (and I think improved) version. Can you spot the difference?
Well, I didn't think you could miss it. I drew the lizard on grungepaper, cut it out, inked it and decorated it with gel pens, glaze pens, german scrap, and dimensional pearls. His eyes are half pearls that I painted. You can't see his tongue, but it hangs off the page and is made of a coil of wire. Pretty cool.
I've also been drawing some folkloric images on paper handmade in Mexico (thank you Lori! see, I finally used some!) and added some to this page, which may wind up being my back cover, Or not. But it will be in my book somewhere:
I needed some sort of sign-in page. My journal is very small (6x6"), but I was determined to give the artists tags to decorate and sign. And, I wanted to use my new friend, the sewing machine. I covered a piece of cardboard with fabric, then sewed on strips of acetate to form pockets. There are enough for everyone in the group, and I did one myself. Remember, the whole page is only six inches square. The tags are tiny!
Next, I just want to remind you that every Tuesday (that would be today) I post Technique Tuesday on the PID blog, and today we're using bleach as paint. Hop over there and check it out. Sneak peek:
OK. Journal pages, check. Technique, check. What else was I going to talk about? Oh, yes, my giveaway. Well, yesterday I shamelessly bribed you for six more followers so I'd have an even 100, and you've outdone yourselves, people. I'm now up to 108. LOL! Well, this is what I have to offer. Back when Tim's new book came out, he was giving away very cool work aprons for those who ordered the book directly from him. He had only a limited number, and I was one of the lucky ones to receive one. Subsequently, I got yet
another one, a gift from my friend Elena, host of the wonderful Key Largo retreat. So, I am giving away one of them. It's a nice full apron with adjustable straps, two big pockets, and plenty of blank space to decorate, if you care to.
And, of course, the top is already printed with some of Tim's most popular stamps:
So, if you'd like a chance to own this limited edition piece, leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a winner next week, after the holiday weekend. But please want this to use it. If I see it on ebay I'll be VERY upset. And upsetting a Brookyn-born girl is not recommended.