Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Everyday Journal Update & Repair

The photo below shows different page sections from my current Traveler's Notebook insert. This is a sketch notebook insert with heavy weight paper, similar to mixed media paper. Soon after I reached the halfway point some sections of pages started coming out. I repaired them with a long stapler designed for creating booklets, but soon more pages began coming loose. So this weekend I decide to resolve the issue more permanently.

I prepared each of the sections that had come loose and the main portion of the journal with holes and then sewed it all together like a book signature. Nothing fancy or pretty, but it's now nice and tight and I should be able to finish filling it just fine. The Midori Traveler's Notebook inserts I've ordered are assembled with staples, so I ordered some from a different maker who sews her notebook bindings. They should stand up better to the many layers I place on my pages. :)

We are almost a week into Lent and most of my posts have been about the Lent Words creative challenge, which I am doing in my Everyday Journal as well. I am also trying to keep up with my weekly page spreads. Here are the past two weeks:

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Bernice Hopper, Valerie Sjodin and I are using one journal to record events, experiences and relationships and  to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. We are each blogging about our experiences and our art. If you would like to connect with others about creatively organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one journal, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals – Living Your Word of the Year.

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Also, join us for Lent Words 2018 -  A Creative Challenge Through the Season of Lent. More about it in this post. There is also a private Facebook group for the Lent challenge:

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