Ding! Ding! Round Two Completed!
Since I took the Full Tilt Boogie journal-making class from Mary Ann Moss last year, I've been working in journals made during that class. The first journal I finished was fat. The second one (seen here) that I completed this May is downright unwieldly. Add to that the fact that I embedded three large, decorative brads in the cover and this was a beast to wrangle every morning I sat down to journal.
But sit down to journal every morning, I did...almost to perfection. There are 226 days between when I started this journal - October 19, 2011 - and when I finished - May 31, 2012. I managed to log 212 daily entries. Working in this "daily diary" format has really become a ritual that I feel compelled to accomplish before I do anything else artful in my studio space.
I don't write much...maybe two to three inches of thought at most. I prep each day's section with the date and some scrapbook paper for the background. For whatever reason, this art journal ended up with a lot more journaling than art and I'm going to try and push my next volume back towards a more visual emphasis: more doodling, more photographs, more painting and so on. Hopefully, I can tame the binding bulge the third time around!