Not much to say today having just returned from a 400+ mile round trip to see daughters and grand-daughters. Pretty much done in, so have nothing to share ... but thought I would show you the journal I've just finished below .... which is no.13 ... see the shelf above!
And below is the new one I have just begun to work in - I'm amazed to find that it is my 14th. The first was begun in August 2010, so its been quite a journey. I don't date my pages but I do write a start and finish date in each book - I get through one journal in about 9 months as a rule. Once it was only six months, but it has been over a year at one stage. It brings me such joy that I can't imagine not doing it at all.
The shelf they sit on is right above my workspace and computer, and I often reach up and randomly take one down ... its fascinating to see how my style has changed and the things now past that I struggled with at the time. They are all spiral bound and I love to tie ribbons and little bits and pieces, charms and souvenirs, to the bindings. No.14 will get more decorations once its finished - too many at this stage would make it difficult to work in. My first 8 journals were A5 but since then I've been working in 8 x 8 square books which adds a surprising amount of usable space. I glue two pages together for strength, so they are all double sided, but I only rarely do double page spreads.
Sorry I don't have more energy for the blog right now, but the grand-daughters ate it. Normal service will be resumed eventually.