Thursday, July 24, 2014

The new journal

A few weeks ago I filled up the Real Journal and started my current one. It's again a regular notebook and it looks like this:

It was a gift for my birthday by my friend Monk (who's always gifting me lots of notebooks and journals just to enable my addiction (which she shares by the way). It's a simple lined notebook, but it has a wonderful size, just larger than A5, and there's a plastic cover with pockets on the insides which makes it possible to store all kinds of loose stuff in it which turns out to be really handy. 

Like the last notebook journal this is not a pretty art journal, but there is art and collage in it. It's pretty much a catch all for anything I feel like putting in. It makes it a big mismatch of stuff, but I rather like that about it.

Anyway, here's a peek at some of its first pages:

As you can see, most art is done on separate sheets, because the lined paper in the book itself is not really suitable for wet media. But since the pages are a little bigger than those on my sketchpads, it is rather perfect for this. In fact I like this book so much that I actually bought another one myself for future use.

As for a name for this journal: on the first spread you see the word "Geluksboek" that I found in my stash of magazine clippings. I thought that was perfect. Literally it means "Book of Luck" and I can't think of a better name for this one. ;-)

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy day.