I have been working on a brand new series of journals, "The Bug Books". I have so much imagery, so many ideas and am so excited about these that I just couldn't stop with making only one. At this point I have 3 of them in the works and am planning to start another.
I have always LOVED the binder format for journals. It has so many advantages over a bound journal. The pages can be taken out to be worked on individually (no worries about messing up the rest of your journal as you work on one page), the pages can easily be rearranged, more pages can be added, if you should really mess up a page that you are unable (or just unwilling) to salvage, you simply remove it and you can use any kind of paper in the journal that you like ... my favorite being boxboard.
After a long search, I have found a manufacturer that can make the ring binder mechanisms to my specifications. As a result, I have developed a workshop that we can take an old discarded hard bound book (surely destined for the land fill) and transform it into a most amazing journal! How cool is that?!
This workshop, "The Bug Book", along with "The Hand Book", The Bee Book" AND "The File Folder Journals" is scheduled to be taught at Jean Van Brederode's Studio, "Charmed I'm Sure" in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania September 6, 7, and 8th, 2013. Hope you can join us!