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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Gouache love.

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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.

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

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