Sari Silk

Handmade Art Journals

Handmade art journals complete with pockets, tags, journal cards and envelope inserts.  Made using scrap paper, sari ribbon and fabric pieces, wool, dictionary pages and ephemera. (Avital Gertner’s Bookmaking Tutorial)

Art Journal with flower ribbon wrap:

Over 500 pages (front and back) including: 28 handmade envelopes, 5 mini notepads, 6 pockets with journal cards tucked in.  Size:  4 ½ inches wide, 5 inches high, 3 inches thick (tightly closed).

Art Journal with gray/white ribbon wrap:

Over 200 pages (front and back) including: 22 handmade envelopes, 5 mini notepads, 10 pockets with journal cards tucked in.  Size:  3.25 inches wide, 4.25 inches high, 4 inches thick (tightly closed).

Thanks for visiting…xoxo.

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa - Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa – Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa - Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa – Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa - Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa – Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa - Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

Handmade Art Journals: Junquemail Contessa – Upcycled Materials (Bookbinding)

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Trying something different….

I am too embarrassed and frustrated to admit how many journal pages I started over the last few weeks, only to tear them to shreds and throw them away.  So, I have set aside art journaling for awhile and made a list of other things I’d like to try:

  1. Make that dream catcher I have been meaning to make.
  2. Boho bunting for my art space.
  3. Gratitude Banner

It works….stepping away from a place where you have expectations of yourself into something, where you recognize you are a learner, you are allowed to make mistakes.

I just need to fully embrace the fact that I am a learner in journaling too.  I never compare my work with other people’s creations.  I spend too much time comparing things I make to things I made.  need.to.stop

But for now, I enjoyed stepping outside my element and making a dream catcher.  It was fun, wrapping the cord with the fabric was therapeutic.   Just sat in bed, listening to music, drinking my coffee, vaping and making this beauty that will protect me while I sleep….

Hey, thanks for stopping by.  Have a creative and amazing weekend.  peace, xoxo

dreamcatcher