If we want everything to remain as it is, it will become necessary for everything to change.~guiseppe tomasi di lampedusa
First, I wanted to share another cool postcard I got from Postcrossings. It's from Justyna from Poland. I love the name Justine but I'd never seen it spelled this way.
I don't know what the heck the above title means..... I just made it up because I am too damn tired to think of a title and I wanted to get your attention. :) And because I am too damn tired I'm only going to show you this........
I am making my way through this book. Leaving it alone for awhile and coming back makes for new ideas, additions etc. I find myself becoming more free, trying more and more for less perfection. Here is another page with some closeups..
I finished the little journal. It was a learning experience, matching up the holes etc and not knowing if I should be going in the front or the back. And then I wanted to get the pages in a certain order as if reading a story and as I was sewing them in they fell on the floor so I ultimately ended up sewing one of the pages upside down. I think the tapestry needle was too big. I have marks on the spine I need to cover up. Still, I am tickled just opening up the little book and seeing the pages I created. Not too bad for the first time. I thought about mailing it to the Pink House Studio but she may still be recovering from her recent marathon event. lol.
It was 90 degrees here today and humid. Yuck! Makes it hard for things to dry and you have to use extra Modpodge. Last night I just grabbed some cardstock that I'd previously painted and started tearing up my own collage papers. I like the colors. Makings of more mail art for sure. Thanks for stopping by.
I received another postcard from PostCrossings today from Russia. I like this one. The person wrote that in Russia they eat hundreds of kinds of mushrooms and some people like to pick them up in nearby forests. This person is a vegetarian, so eats them regularly.
Did you miss me? I haven't been here for awhile. You know how life has a way of just getting in the way sometimes. I have actually been creating a lot..I have a lot of energy. I have been bouncing off walls .... just not getting it out there. Without a lot of explanation I'll just show you. Ok? Ok!
So.........I made a simple mini journal from the cardboard of a cracker box. Can't get much simpler than this. Collaged over both sides with my original art and taped them together with masking tape. I don't think they're quite finished yet but it's a beginning.
This is a picture of my maternal grandmother, Jeanne Marshall. I do not know how old she is in the picture.