Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Book of Days Session 2 has started - yeayyyyy!!!

Hi everyone!
I'm so excited that the second session of Book of Days with Effy Wild has started - yeayyyy!!!

Book of Days started as a workshop for me, and has progressed into the regular spiritual art practice that I have always wanted.  In the Book of Days (BOD) group, we look at what's going on in both our inner and outer worlds and express them through art journaling.  The inner world pages are called Book of Mirrors and the outer world pages are called Book of Days.  How awesome are those names?  I just love them.

Anyhoo, they are taught as separate pages in one journal; but this time I decided to change it up a little and have two separate journals.  The first one is my Book of Mirrors.  I made this by following the instructions in Effy's Bookbinding 101 class (which is free by the way).  This just might be my new favorite way of binding!  Here's how it turned out...

 BOOK OF MIRRORS

The cover is cut from a big roll of canvas...


The binding allows for dangly threads, but I accidentally bound it upside down (lol), which made my danglies end up at the bottom.  Ack.  Oh well, I just cut them off...


I decided to use up all the big sheets of watercolor paper that I had left.  The pages are a mixture of white, light grey, kraft and black, which should provide for interesting challenges...
 There are a total of 120 pages, or 60 spreads!  Yeehaw!!! 

 My Book of Mirrors will be the place to reflect on what's going on in my heart.   Here are my first week's pages...

The inside front cover holds my intention for this journal...

The second one is my emotional response to an event from the week (dinner with Michael's parents).

Note: I used the same stencil in each spread (swirly garden by Balzer Designs), but in different ways. The top one with sprays and paints to create layers; the bottom one with gel medium to create a resist. 

If you want to check out Book of Days, click here to find out more info

I will be back next time with my other journal!  Thanks so much for visiting and I will see you then!


4 comments:

Raine said...

Great job, Michelle! LOVE your journal! All those pages...wow!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVING how you sewed the cover and love love love love your page!! GORGEOUS colors and loveeee the photo!!!!

dawn said...

WOW!! It's all gorgeous and so COOL!! So fun to read what you are learning from this class. I think this is the most excited you've been and keep being excited for. That's so awesome and I'm thrilled for you!!
Happy Weekend!

Paula Jennings said...

stunning pages. I can't wait to get started on mine!