So I finally took the first step to begin my art journal. I thought the journal from evalicious was going to be the start, but I decided I wanted a bigger canvas and heavier weight pages for what I want to do first.
We stopped at Dick Blick's after my Dad's cardiology appointment today and did a quick run through of the store. I bought chipboard for my Recipe Swaps for Silver Bella. I also picked up a cool book-making kit, that I'll try at some point.
When we got home tonight another one of my aunt's stopped by for a visit. Then we spent some time with our 13 year old Lab who was struggling today. I am hoping he is better tomorrow, especially with the weather cooling off some.
I decided to punch holes for binder rings on my journal. I am using a variety of 3 kinds of paper pictured here.
The covers are heavy weight thin canvases. I thought I was going to put in smaller papers and such, and I may still do that later, so I punched four holes.
We will see if inspiration hits me this weekend, and perhaps I'll decorate the covers.
We are having a surprise birthday party early for my niece who will turn 8 on Aug 6th. I bought her art supplies and "real" art paper, I think she'll love them!