Sunday, May 29, 2011

Three Journals Come to a Close...

Hi everyone:
My goal was to finish my current journal (the grid journal) by the end of May, so that on June 1st I could start my new art journal and smash book - and I did it! There is something I love about coming to the end of a journal, putting a tag on it, and adding it to my shelf! I ended up titling this one "Days Go By," after the Keith Urban lyric. It seemed appropriate. Here's a couple of photos of it, all finished up...

It was really fun working in a grid format - something different for me...

I also loved the larger format (81/2 x 11")...


I finished off the back cover by pasting in the aforementioned Keith Urban lyric...

While I was at it, I put the finishing touches on two other journals. My Soul Journal...



and my "Good Things Daily" journal...


So here they all are now, in their new home on my shelf. Journals 1 - 5 of 2011...


Tomorrow I will share my first entries in my two new journals! When one journal closes, another one opens, right?

Thanks for visiting and see you then!

9 comments:

Alison said...

You ocntinue to give me inspiration, love your albums the look fantastic

lara said...

Wow, 5 journals so far! I was pleased to be on my 2nd for this year! I love the variety of yours, and the way they look on your shelf. Inspiration to work more in mine! Thx

McMGrad89 said...

Way to go Michelle. I have yet to finish one (Well I did finish that one we did with Marit's first class, so I take that back.) One moleskine sketchbook is very soon to be filled. Then I can get a new one.

Marit said...

Oooh... you go with the speed of light dear!!! 5 journals filled already, wowzah!!! They all look great! And I didn't know the song/lyrics you showed (days gone by...) I will look it up and copy the text, I'm tempted to use the lines too... so true and well said!

Christina Aiton said...

What treasures your journals are! It's so great to follow along as you create them and I know what you mean about the good feeling when you finish something - and then you are open to start a new adventure!

laurie said...

your journals are so attracting - i would love to get my hands on them and look at all the goodness inside! i am great at starting new journals but never seem to finish one up but you have inspired me. :-)

Andria said...

Delicious-looking books! I really like how you number them--it's so practical, and looks cool, too!

Deezy said...

I love all your Journals! What a treasure you have there! And what a great inspiration too!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Jordan said...

5 journals!! Congrats!! I'm still on my first, and I'm approaching my 1 year anniversary in July...

I posted a link to this post on my blog here:

http://thecreativeartist-jordan.blogspot.com/2011/06/linky-monday-4.html

Hope you check it out!!