There are several journals and books that I work on at one time and this week, I added another to the mix.
Sometimes, I just need a break from whatever I am working on. For me, altered books are a kind of palette cleanser.
This past week there was too much busy-ness going on to focus on any project. Gluing, cutting and moving images around was a perfect solution. I was able to get several pages started while working on meals.
There was no particular theme for this book when I first started it but the pages took on an Alice in Wonderland theme. The book I tore apart had several cute bunny images and they found their way back into the book.
With a four page sets left to this book, I hope to finish it next week. This altered book has few pages with only 10 page sets total. I may use this as a journal or make up a little story to write in it.
After the pages are built, I will come back and add in more details.
Another ongoing journal is a daily sketch type book that I usually don't share many of it's pages. It is a book where I doodle while talking on the phone and play around with ink and pencil drawings.
Yesterday during a phone consult for a company I used to work for, I was able to get in quite a bit of doodling. Lucky for me, I wasn't paying for that long distance phone call. Doodling is my equivalent of saying "Uh Huh, Uh Huh".