I wanted to say thanks so much for
all your lovely comments on my
post about my Mother. I really
appreciate them all and the warmth
and kindness in friendship
you extended to me.
Yesterday in between phone calls
I played with scraps, bits
and stuff around the studio table
to construct this journal…
The cover is from a book
from 1936 and has lots
of wonderful water stains
Scraps from the weavings
made for snappy button
embellishments and some hand dyed
ribbon that came from
Linda Vincent frilled up the
Scraps of maps, silly calenders, flash cards, dictionary
pages and mag pages make for a journal of chaos to be
further written on and collaged. There is a pocket
lodged under the dictionary page, though you can’t tell
from this pic.
This was a meditative exercise in ripping and
pasting that kept me occupied for the whole day
and it felt wonderful. My mojo’s been a bit missing
of late and this activity brings it flowing right back.
I think I shall make several of these in the
“use it up” fashion.
Brisk, Fall transition this morning. Temps
at 46F, one above when I would normally light
my wood stove to take the chill off the house.
I bought wooden matches the other day and it’s
time to polish up the wood stove and get ready
for the season…