Well, I had an interesting week of trying to wreck and being pulled in a million directions. I made progress, but I am nowhere near where I thought I would be...
I am excited about mailing the journal to myself, but I hate to let it leave my hands...I think I'm just going to have to do it.
Anyway, I had some fun this week. The burn was a little more out of control than I would have wanted, but that is what this is all about, right? Exploring doing things differently - giving permission to make a mess and do whatever we feel like to this crazy book.
I am finding that I know a lot of people who really need this book. My nephew will be getting a copy soon and a friend and her son who are going through some stuff - I think it will be a fun summer activity for them to do together. The Amazon shipment is on its way! :)
The other thing to know is that I am still learning how to use my camera and today, I was not having good luck. I need to read some information about amateur digital photography. My camera has this weird thing where the only setting that doesn't seem to have automatic flash is the one that doesn't focus well. What's that about?
Anyway, I'm posting lousy pictures and all and will be setting about trying to get some better photos ASAP.
I'm happy with the progress I am making on the outside of the journal...but some of the glitter glue came off. Will have to find something else to help me complete it. I think the cover will continue to be a work in progress.
I didn't leave the page blank...I saw this postcard and I knew it had to get in this journal.
The burn started calmly and then got a little out of control. I burned a hole through three pages and there was a lot of ash, which I enjoyed smearing all over the page.
This was my grocery list...the picture is too blurry...it was the flash vs. focus problem I was talking about. :(
I started to color the page, but I got bored. The crayons weren't working for me today. I think I need something messier. :)
The page says, "Pens do it better." The crayon scribbling just wasn't satisfying. The pen actually made a hole and some indentations through the page. Much more wickedly delicious.
I thought it would be boring to just have a paper-colored ball when I tore out my page, so I colored it first, then crumpled. I took an action (re: blurry) photo of me crumpling the ball. I think I'm going to use it as the second ball in Journal Golf.
I'm also loving how cracked the spine is. Look at this! I'm not holding it open!! It just stays that way now!