Thursday, 4 June 2009
Just a little journaling...
Remember the new leather book I got from La Paperie? As well as stroking it and sniffing it I took the plunge and have done a few pages. If I can keep the leather clean on this book while splashing the acrylic paint around I'll be very surprised. The first page is the hardest of course, in case you mess up your lovely new book! Anyway, I'm treating this journal more like a diary and this is the story in brief of a family outing last week. Quite a warm day (for the north of England anyway) but the water was freezing cold for paddling in. I'm cheating in this picture - although I'm in the middle of a river I'm actually stood on a rock because my toes were about to drop off. After paddling we went for a walk in search of an ice-cream van HA HA HA and as we walked across a field of cows we realised they were bullocks and they began to chase our children. It's not often I feel that real gut wrenching, stomach lurching, legs turn to jelly type fear, but momentarily I did on that day. I never did like cows - big, clumsy things....... Ah well, we all lived to tell the tale :-)
Many layers on these pages - acrylic paint, old text, Tim Holtz mask, splatters, walnut distress ink and some Dark Room Door and Tim Holtz rubber stamps.
Right, off to work.