Tuesday, December 21, 2010

journal making.....

Perhaps this is the time of year BUT I have been asked to create a lot of journals and altered book for people. It's been a frequent conversation -- ESPECIALLY when people see these: my new Art Journal and one I made for my kid's stocking :)

Yes, they are made out of an old pair of my jeans -- I soooo love this!

For those of you who don't know -- A NEW MONTHLY GATHERING WILL BE STARTING AT THE ART HOUSE STUDIO in the new year.-- an ART JOURNALING GROUP!! This will work much like a book club -- Bring your Art Journals, we'll create in them for a few hours together, share ideas and learn new techniques, have fun with challenges.... $10/month. We'll meet on the Third Wednesday of the Month (6:30 - 9:30 - come anytime after 5) and I'm open to a Friday night too if some of you are interested on a Weekend.

So... having said that -- I decided that with all the questions, interest and this group starting up.... I'd make the first Technique of the Month Club Meeting of 2011 a Book Binding Theme. I will show you how to create your own "jean journal" AND re purpose an old book using a coil binding too -- made popular by me using an old Golden Book for our Christmas Wish Book this year. SO!!! Ladies (and Gents), if you are interested, dig out an old pair of jeans (or buddy up with a friend (you only need one pant leg *smile*) and your favourite "golden" book and reserve your space at January's Technique of the Month Club (First OR Second Wednesday of the Month). To reserve your seat call 519 954 6620 or email me your request.

Have a creative day

3 comments:

ArtzeeChris said...

Your Jeans Journals are the Cutest! I have an old pair of jeans I was getting ready to toss but I see I may be able to recycle them now! Your Art Journaling Group sounds like lots of fun. It's a shame I live in Baltimore, MD!

Happy Holidays!
Chris (Artzee Chris)

Artzee Chris' Blog

Karen Ellis said...

Thank you!!!! Great to see you from MD. Thanks for the comment. I hope you make a journal for yourself!! And please do share :)

Irene said...

I'd love to join your group, you're just too far away. How about a you tube tutorial. I love both ideas. The coil books sound wonderful.