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Daisy Journal: The Empty Surfaces

"...there is no such thing as a charmed life, not for any of us, no matter where we live or how mindfully we attend to the tasks at hand. But there are charmed moments, all the time, in every life and in every day, if we are only awake enough to experience them when they come and wise enough to appreciate them."
~Katrina Kenison (The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir)

Sewing Machine: A magical contraption that constructs dreams with thread.

It makes me incredibly happy to turn bits of paper into little writing journals. I'm constantly getting up from the machine, picking out something to sew onto the page, sewing it, then up again for something else. It's organic, growing until it's finished.

In this journal, there's LOTS of space for taking notes while traveling, fabric, cardstock, cut-up abstract art, scrapbooking knick knacks (raid your unused stuff!!!), mini-photos of my artwork, an artist trading card. Even a black and white paisley pocket on the back. {Shouldn't every journal have a paisley pocket?}

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Reader Comments (8)

I have never felt the need for a sewing machine until now! That looks so amazing!

PS. I ADORE the quotes you find and place in your posts, they are wonderful, comforting and thought provoking.

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Beauteous!!! I definitely want to try this sometime. Did you stitch all the pages together, also??

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRose Myers

Love your new journal and Gift of an Ordinary Day is one of my favorite books!!

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Kate, It was the tantalizing idea of actually sewing on paper that drove me to buy a sewing machine! You will LOVE sewing paper. So happy that you like the quotes. I spend a good bit of time quote hunting (maybe it's a sport) and I love to hear if they "click" for people as they did for me.

Rose, Yes, the pages are stitched together, and individually collaged, so it's a little book that I can take along to journal while traveling.

Carol, I've read Mitten Strings from God, but not Gift of an Ordinary Day so I will put it on my To Read list at Goodreads.

Can you believe we have ANOTHER snow day?

~ Tammy

02.9.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

Such sweetness!!
This art journal is wonderful. :]
Will you be selling any?
Please let me know...

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

April, Wow! You've made my day with that question. I am toying with the idea of selling these; they are fun to make but take quite a bit of time. Each is completely different. I think that I will put a few of these on sale in my shop-in-development and I will let you know when they are available, likely next week.


02.9.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

I love stitched journals like this. Yours is FAB! I'm a displaced Texas (living in the Midwest) and I lived in Arlington for 10 years. I can't believe the weather ya'll are having! DFW must have shut up tight!!! Thanks for sharing your doodles, journals and artwork. Hugs, Cindy

02.9.2011 | Unregistered Commentercindy

OMGoodness! So beautiful!!! I'm so happy I found your blog. You are very inspiring.

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

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