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P2P Art Journal

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Well.  I have been doing Permission to Play for a couple of weeks and I am very happy with my junk cardboard art journal.  I was a bit torn – I waffled back and forth between just the pages with inspirational or thought-provoking quotes, mostly related to my diagnosis of statin-induced necrotizing Myosotis/NAM and a proper journal, which I could write in.  I never really bought in to the scribble journaling concept, as I like to be able to look back at my thought and see if I’ve progressed, or learnt anything – hard to do if the text is just scribbles.  And fitting in text on a page I had already decorated a bit as part of the P2P process didn’t work easily for me either.

Lo and behold, my morning email from Carolyn!

Use a supply you have lots of on hand.

HA!  As evidenced by my piece from the other day, made up of little arty samples, I went back to look at my stash of bigger sheets:

and looking at them I could see many were plain on the reverse.  I folded them all and punched holes to match the holes in my cardboard journal:

Then slotted these between the pages.

The idea is that I can write on the outside and/or the inside when I want to, and I can easily add more folded pages as or when I want! So if a quote prompts me to write, more than once, the journal will evolve with every new insertion.

Here are a few more of the quotes pages:

and

The quote on that orange page is a great one from Michael J. Fox, about his Parkinson’s:

I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.

I slightly altered it by substituting [what I have] for Parkinson’s.  It was too good, too inspirational, to pass up.

I should have taken photos of all the pages before adding the inserts.  Oh well.

And here is the cover:

The book rings, rather than the painted ribbon tied for the binding, works better for me.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the P2P class I’ve never made an art journal this way before, and I’ve loved using up stuff that I have been hoarding for years, like the cardboard box with the handle-ovals, and my box of random inked or painted sheets and old Gelli prints.  The arty samples box isn’t empty yet, but I’ve made two things I am totally thrilled with.  Definitely a win in my book.  If you fancy joining in with P2P, there is a link in the sidebar over there —>>

7 thoughts on “P2P Art Journal

  1. Love your journal! I love gelli printing as well and you have given me ideas to use some of my prints ! TFS

  2. This are great , i’m Gona give it a try thanks for sharing

  3. Your quotes are marvelous!!!!!
    They are going into my journal where I collect together
    quotes and sentiments. I hope that is okay?
    You have a wonderful junk journal.
    I’m impressed!!!

  4. Well…I might give this ago. Journalling has always stumped me. I don’t do well with putting things into words but I do collect quotes…BINGO

  5. You inspire me! Thank you!!!

  6. I tried looking up your diagnosis and Google doesn’t explain it very well. Could you explain it to me? I will put you on my prayer list. Love your site.

    • It isn’t simple to explain. Extreme muscle weakness, to the point of immobility is close enough. Triggered by taking statins. Glad you enjoy my stuff and thanks.

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