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Monday
Aug302010

Art Journal: Dance

"Words were useless. At times, they might sound wonderful, but they let you down the moment you really needed them. You could never find the right words, never, and where would you look for them? The heart is as silent as a fish, however much the tongue tries to give it a voice."
~Cornelia Funke

9x12" watercolor paper, fabric, ephemera

This is one of my favorites.

It includes a printed photo of the girls dancing, a leaf print my younger daughter and I did together, an airline ticket stub, a swatch from clothing the girls wore when younger, an ATC I did a few months ago. There's a pocket behind the embroidered bird (that's fabric, not my creation) where I can hide paper with notes.

These are bits and pieces of memories, so choose things that make you feel how you want to feel when you look at your page - happy, melancholy, angry, whatever you wish. I like my pages to make me think about something, to help me figure something out, or to just enjoy.

What do you like about your journal pages?

¤ More about learning to sew at Sew-a-Go-Go.
¤ More stitched art journal pages: Faeries, The View, Swing, Motivation, Voyage.
¤ My first Stitched Travel Journal.
¤ Free-motion stitching on burlap.
¤ You don't have to know how.

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