New Journal…

I started a new journal yesterday. I am using a big book (9×11) that I picked up at our local library book sale.  I started to use a smaller book but I decided to go BIG.  It has slick pages…I will probably need to use a layer of gesso or glue down another paper layer before using paint.  On the red page, I used a face from my doodle sketch book.  On the second page,  I incorporated the original book photos  as part of my page.  The orignal book was a book about Eastern health practices…so….I may decide to use some other photos from the original book.  I tore out about half of the pages and plan to sandwich watercolor paper pages between the page stubs.  There are also pages I left in from the original book.  I am going to try and follow both Book of Days (see the badge over at the side) as well as 52 Play Dates over at Jan Fox Designs.  I didn’t do the goodbye page to 2011 as Effy suggested…it over now and I’m done with it 😀  


6 thoughts on “New Journal…

  1. Andria January 7, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    I like how you are going to incorporate the two project (BoD and 52 Playdates) into one journal….this will be fun to watch as it develops!


  2. lee January 8, 2012 / 10:37 am

    i love that idea 2 projects one book, how smart are you, I am doing the book, but so far only have the spine done, but not stressing I will catch up in my own time.
    Love Love the pages done so ar


  3. Jo January 8, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I love your doodling style – graphic yet organic.


  4. spilledinkguy January 9, 2012 / 11:06 am

    Looks like your 2012 is off to a wonderful start, Mary!


  5. April Cole January 10, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    Love it!
    Always fun to start a new art journal :]
    These pages are terrific.
    Happy New Year! *hugs*


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