Front cover - image transfer on canvas, which I colored with copic and gel pens:
(It's right-to-left, the Hebrew way.)
I love it when all the strings hang like that, so I used different color spools for the bobbin: red, yellow and white.
I love the rough look of this journal, with the transfer, the uneven way the canvas is cut, the strings. I think this image makes this point even better, as you can see the spine as well, and all the textures:
Inside, two signatures from papers in varying sizes, to which I added bits and scraps. This way i don't have to deal with blank pages!
On the back cover, several image transfers, with gesso and paint. I reecntly noticed that I have a great collection of chair images. I guess that's part of my visual vocabulary. I wonder what it means!
And as I completed the journal itself, I just had to sit down and start working in it!
These are the two pages that I made:
This first one is just too green. I may have to continue working on it.
This next page I'm very happy with. It totally expresses how I felt as I was working on it!
I made this journal as part of a blog hop between Hebrew sewing blogs. If you read Hebrew, you can read all about it here.
The funny thing about inspiration and learning and process-oriented work is that when I sat down to make this journal, I had "sewn-fabric-journal" in my head. I had Teesha Moore's journals in my mind, and I watched all her fantastic videos of making fabric journals. I was 100% sure that i was going to make a Teesha Moore journal, and then this is what happened. Know what I mean?