i took a little break this afternoon from making books and made myself a nice cup of tea. this tea is called "focus". it has a strange chocolatey-citrus flavor that is kind of nice.
i pulled out my current journal which is always close at hand.
i've been filling this one up rather quickly. you can see the finished parts if you look closely. i like it when threads and bits of glued stuff spill out of the book.
i hate that dreaded first page, so white and fresh. i grabbed some walnut ink spray to start it off. i really like how that turned out. so i did the same to the next few pages. and somehow i just kept going with that theme. that's why the finished part of the book is brownish.
i always include some tea bags. and stitching.
a lot of stitching in this book. i love stitching on paper. i have a whole book of thick lokta paper just for that...i think i may have showed you some of that a while back.
no great secrets to be found in this book. i've mostly been writing interesting things that i have read.
and making little collages with bits of paper...
wonderful scraps that i can't bear to part with. i have a whole bin of these.
and paint experiments. some unfinished...
oh, on a really random note...
i made this yesterday. i'm not much of a food photographer and this is the only photo i got as it disappeared quickly. it was so, so good. my kiddos have been working hard in school and this was like a note of appreciation for that. warm bread = love.
i'm feeling fall in the air...are you? going to a football game tonight. don't tell anyone, but i really hate football. i'm just going to see the band. hope you have something fun planned...