Sunday, December 14, 2014

Spirit Doll Workshop 12-13-14

Yesterday's AMAZING Spirit Doll Workshop!

There were 10 of us gathered at Joyce's Reiki Center yesterday. No one felt really confident in their artistic skills. What came was truly AMAZING. We had a short meditation first, putting what we 'think we know' aside for the beginners mind. Truly... when we all got into the flow, Spirit moved! Just look at the process... then, the amazing dolls that came forth!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Two new handmade books: a Journal & a Sketchbook

Two sweet handmade books. A journal and a sketchbook. Now for sale in my Etsy shop.

 This is a lovely, handmade, wraparound journal. Created with the softest, most beautiful leather!
 Measures 6x5" on the outside. Pages are 4x5.5". Each page was created by antiquing 20lb paper, and all page edges have been hand deckled to give them an antiquated look. Find it HERE.
 There are four signatures with traditional long stitch binding. Total of 80 pages, 160 SIDES to write or draw upon!
 Ships in a priority box, so you'll get it FAST!
This would make a really sweet gift for the journal keeper in your life!
 Sketch Book....
Sweet wraparound journal-sketchbook to tuck into your backpack or bag. Ready for your sketches or journal writing! Beautiful paper for medium to heavy weight applications, light color washes or colored pencils. 67 lb. Bristol Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, Acid-free and lignin-free for long lasting preservation.

  All pages have been hand-deckled for that lovely watercolor paper finish. Four signatures gives you 96 sides to draw or write on. Closure is a hand-braided long artificial sinew cord secured with a ceramic bead.  Find it HERE.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Journal making class

I love teaching smaller workshops! Yesterday, Vita and her granddaughter Rachel, learned to make personal journals. Originally, I offered the Le Petit Journal class, to make tiny 2x3" mini books. But both Vita and Rachel wanted larger journals to write in. So I practiced in the morning and figured out the techniques for the larger journals, and we were all so happy with the results. Basically, it's the same technique as the small books, just LOTS more paper! First we dyed the paper with a coffee soak, then ironed them dry. Made for a beautiful, antiquity look. We used my little 'Zutter' to deckle the edges of the papers. Made for really nice, chunky books.

I'll take some close ups when I unpack today.