Busy is as busy does

2 Aug

Hey everyone!

So as you may have noticed I have been quite absent from the blogging world. There is a very good reason behind that… I have my very first art show coming up in less than three weeks! Can you believe that? Three weeks…

I have been working like a mad woman on journals. I’d like to have close to 100 journals for the show just in case things go well and so far I have around 60.

For those of you that know me have probably seen my large collection of bags filled with the paper scraps that are left over from when I hand tear the pages on my journals. You probably also know that I have been saying for quite some time that I plan on making my own paper from them… well I have finally committed to buying the supplies and two nights ago I made my first sheets of paper. Its safe to say that I am in love with this new art form and plan on using the paper to make everything from handmade bookmarks to pocket sized journals. I really enjoy the rustic look of them and hopefully you do as well.

My last but certainly not least update for the world of wayfaring art is that I am going to be concentrating on making jewelry for the next week rather than my journals (I love making them but man do I need a break from tearing paper). I started out today by making some sets of earrings using the ancient coins I’ve purchased over the past year or two. I am in love with how they are turning out and just may have to keep a pair or two for myself… I know, I know… I need them for my art show. But seriously, I love these things!

That’s it for now guys! Tomorrow I am heading up to Duluth and beyond to get some photos of the tall ships as they all leave port and then I hope to go on a few different photo excursions, maybe meet up with some friends and of course do some more blueberry picking at Palisade Head!

“There’s no money to our names.
Empty pockets to our graves.
There’s no court for our case.
What failure gave us suits our taste.”

-Horse Feathers

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