Friday, October 07, 2011

"Art and Soul Portland 2011" Journal

While at "Art and Soul" in Portland, Oregon, I had 3 very busy and wonderful days of teaching classes. I rarely take the time to do this for myself, but took the opportunity to take an evening workshop with Liz Kettle to make this fabulous journal.

The cover is made with a canvas like material. I have never made a "soft" covered journal before, so this was a new experience for me. The beautiful flower on the cover is actually a brooch I was gifted by Sue Ellen Hayler.
Liz had an huge assortment of various papers, stamps (absolutely love the wooden carved stamps from India) paints, stencils, tools, etc...etc... So many wonderful supplies to choose from!
Much of this journal was later worked on in my hotel room, either the Portland or Chicago airport, a restaurant or two and again later at home.
I have never been one for journaling on the go, as it just never seems to work well for me. However, I have to say this journal is well suited for journaling on the go and has been a delight to work on.
In this journal I have included lots of tickets, luggage labels and business cards. All that wonderful ephemera that you gather on such trips and never know quite what to do with.
It's still far from done, but I wanted to share a few photos, more can be seen on my website. I'll post more as they become available.

The size of this journal is 6" X 8". The thickness is about an inch, but continues to grow.

14 comments:

lynda Howells said...

just gorgeous..your journals are just so uniquex lynda

Нинель said...

Wow! Joyfully! Wonderful!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Fabulous journal - so original! penny

bohemiannie! art said...

wow...it IS fabulous!

Lillian Mederak said...

your journal is gorgeous Ingrid
Glad you had fun with it
a big fan !!!
Lillian Mederak
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mixedmediaart/

Took said...

Super!

Carol Q said...

Wonderful journal Ingrid - couldn't fail to recognise Rice (sorry couldn't find the accent). Love the fabric flower you were given. A great record.

abby j said...

Beautifully done journal, Ingrid...as is all you do! Love your style of art!! I especially love the fold out pages...adds so much interest to your already fab pages. Thanks for sharing...

xox,
abby

www.thevivere.blogspot.com

Coleen said...

Great journal Ingrid. Thanks for sharing with us at AB site. Really like the flower you were given too.

Coleen in Ukraine

June said...

Absolutely lovely. Congrats on a beautiful journal.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Truly lovely journal. This is my kind of journal, using ephemera from a trip. You and Liz in the same room must have been a true journal lover's paradise.

Yvonne said...

Wonderful work!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Lovely. Looks like you are having lots of fun here :-)

Caatje said...

This journal is absolutely fantastic! Interesting isn't it, how a different type of journal can affect your way of working?

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