I completed the last page in my art journal yesterday.
It is an black, hard cover Canson 9 X12” Mixed Media sketchbook with a spiral binding that I bought at Barnes and Noble for 19.99. I think it has about 45 pages in it.
I love the paper and how it holds up to the acrylic paint, watercolors, glued on papers and ink that I use in it.
I do not love the spiral binding that separates the pages.
This is the second one of these journals that I have filled.
This one took almost two years to complete.
That is a lot of time.
A lot of changes, some subtle, some bigger, both in my life and in my artistic process.
To have this document of my life, created by me, and with all of its pages completed
is a pretty special feeling.
It was actually kind of hard to do the last page.
I felt like I should create a finale.
But the other pages were filled with inspiration from the day they were made.
So I kept to that and finished the journal with this…
The words from the Beatles song “The End” seemed fitting.
And the crow, that has visited quite a few times throughout the pages of all of my journals, flew in to give the message…
It is a pretty good one !
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I have ordered a new journal.
A Moleskine Folio A4 Watercolor album that has no spiral binding, has lovely paper and a lot of space to spread out…
I hope it makes a good new home for me and my journaling juices !
It will arrive in a few days, which is just fine because I will be busy this week
enjoying a visit from my Mom !!!
She arrives tomorrow for a special Mommy and Me week of shopping, walking, hugging, talking and loving ! Yay !
(Mommy and me – 09/2009)
Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !
May any endings you face today be the sweet beginnings of something new.
Big Love !