As promised, here are pictures of the wonderful "Dream Journey" journal that came home to me a little while back. This had been a round robin journal hosted by Ali Brandist - we each chose a title for our book and a rubber stamp that we didn't mind being without for a year, then we created the front and back covers, decorated them with the stamped image and words, and sent our books on to the next person in the RR circle. Each person then created a page in that book, using the stamp they'd been sent and adding some words as well. It was lovely to get the chance to see what other people created in each journal as they passed through our hands.
When we started this journal, it seemed a long ways off before we'd see them again, but here they are, a year later, well-travelled and back home again. I hope you enjoy looking at the pages in my journal as much as I do.
The front cover
Inside front cover and Page 1 by Mima Lewis
Pages 2 and 3 by Alison Brandist
Page 4 by Martha Rose Bond and Page 5 by Tracy Kaufman
Pages 6 and 7 by Karen Mercado
Pages 8 and 9 by Elena Vigil-Farinas
Pages 10 and 11 by Sandra Zengler
Pages 12 and 13 by Paula Sherman
Inside Back Covers
There is one double-page spread still blank in my journal as I'd added extra pages, so Graham has said that he would like to have a go at creating something on them for me too.
I just love the feel of holding this little 4" x 4" chunky book in my hands, it is full of texture and embellishments, ribbons and charms - it is so charming and every time I look at it I see something new. A big 'thank you' to all the artists who participated!
Now ..... if something like this appeals to enough of you, I'm thinking about organising a chunky book round robin through my blog after the New Year .... what do you all think?
Finally, I'd love to see more of you sign up to the Guardian Angel ATC and Ornament swap ...... if the 5th December deadline is putting anyone off, I may be able to extend the deadline by a few more days - but at the same time, I really don't want to leave it too late, I'd like everyone to receive their swaps before Christmas. If you do fancy having a go, just drop me an email and I'll send full details.