The Play Journal Continues

"Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings."
Robert Collier


This journal is inviting me to "come out and play" so out of curiosity I translated that into italian. "Puoi venire fuori a giocare?" Hopefully that is correct; one never knows with translation programs.


This was going to be a stitched postcard for mail art but I liked it too much to part with and stitched it into the journal. And I thought about all progress in life being comprised of small steps. Everything. Every project, every page, every word, every everything.


I left some space at the side of the painted lines to write about journaling... how I don't like to document a particular day on an art journal page, because it seems so boring when I re-read it later! I much prefer quotes or general thoughts or phrases or... lyrics.


Printed some lyrics on a transparent type of paper and sewed to the watercolored page.


Gouache love.


Open, the journal is 22x7" This wide shot with the 28mm lens gives you an idea of the full width of the unfolded page. On the left, pencil and gouache; on the right, gouache plus acrylics. Mixing my mediums.


a bit of random stitching from the reverse side, ink, gouache {tutorial}