Sunday, February 1, 2009

Visual Journaling: Making a Journal

Saturday was Part I of my Visual Journaling: A Life Collage series. In it, eight women spent all afternoon at Stampin' Cat Studio getting messy and learning a little book binding. The women started by learning a paper-decorating technique I learned from Diane Havnen-Smith of Innerstandings in Portland. After a dancing, shakin' break (and a few snacks), they got busy with the binding part. By the end of the day, they had each made a delectable, beautiful hand-bound journal!

Here are views of the completed journals:

Even the debris was colorful!

And, a thank you to my dear husband, Howard, who faithfully tears all the large sheets of paper into sizes usable in our journals!


gl. said...

did... you... label each of those water bottles... individually? whoah. also, you've discovered the trick to bookmaking: having someone tear the paper! :)

Dayna Collins said...

Naw, Gretchin, I just tied one of my business cards around the NECK of each water bottle!

Shelly said...

Awesome journals !!! I am definitely coming to play with you next time I am in Portland !!

gl. said...

i bow to your superior branding ambitions. :)