The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.
I finished my second journal on Saturday. This one is bound with the Machine Stitch. It sort of looks like a stitch done on a sewing machine, but is done by hand.
The signature is made of various colors of Canson Mi Teintes paper. I will use it mainly with dry media because I don’t think this paper will take watercolor or ink washes all that well. I like the colors though and I can use pencil, colored pencil, pen & ink, and charcoal. I think I can stamp images in it too. We’ll see how it goes.
I did this journal page in the first journal I made in the “Making Your Own Journal” online class with Leslie at http://comfortableshoesstudio.com/. The class has been such great fun and I love her collage covers and binding stitches.
For this doodle page I followed a prompt in Diana Trout’s book, Journal Spilling, “Abstract Drawing Game” on page 83. http://www.dianatrout.com/ Lots of fun! She’s really helped me get over that paralysis that sometimes sets in when I am faced with a blank page (gasp!) in a shiny new blank journal (horrors!).
She also posted some gorgeous photos from a japanese book on her blog, Hub Bub http://www.dianatrout.com/. I was inspired by the fabric in one photo for some of the patterns on this page.