Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Going Places, A New Journal

There is so much blooming here at Greenbow. It has been a fun spring so far. I have been so busy in the garden I haven't been able to post but I have tried to keep up with everyone else's posts.  I feel like the garden is prepared to meet summer.
It is just in time because I am soon going to go on a little vacation. You know what that means for me. I had to have a new journal to keep my trip in.
This journal has several details that please me. The crocheted piece on the front was sent to me by a dear friend. I just love it and I wanted to use in this way. I thought it quite appropriate becasue the trip I am going on is a garden tour. These little crocheted flowers and butterfly fit the theme of the trip. I couldn't stop myself. I had to add a little bling to it. I added some beads 
On the tie that closes the journal I also added beads. Beads make me happy. 
The nuts and bolts of the inside is good. I have some 140# Arches WC paper as well as some writing paper. I thought the brown writing paper good as it symbolizes soil to me. 
I made little pockets to store receipts, pamphlets and other items, from the left over end papers.
This stripe was the back end paper.
I hope you have some fun summer vacation to look forward to too.

Darn new blogger settings are driving me crazy. Sorry about the double post. I even lost some of the original posting. CRAZY.

23 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love that you can make your own journals. I need to learn how. But then where do you get your paper from? A fun trip does deserve a new fun journal book and this looks like a nice one. how big is it? Love the Beads too.
I am getting used to the new blogger now. But not these PROVE YOUR NOT A ROBOT words to copy.. arrgh.

Julie said...

Love your journal, Lisa!!! The beads really add so much! Hope you have a grand trip...and glad your garden is doing well. We were talking yesterday about a few places in north Florida we hope to visit...a cave and a state park in Wakulla with springs and glass bottom boats. Hopefully before it gets too hot.
Enjoy your trip and hope you make loads of art!!!
JULIE

Julie said...

P.S...i hate the new Blogger...i am still using the old template. I wish they would leave it alone!!!

Lynn said...

Wishing you a happy happy joyful colorful gardening spring.

marianne said...

So good to see a post from you again!
Glad you have been busy in the garden :)
Beautiful journal you created and it will become even more beautiful when you fill it with watercolor adventures from your holiday! Cant wait to see what you will create!
enjoy your garden and summer :) here we are still waiting for Spring.......
Have a wonderful time ♥

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

I have been having trouble too!!
Took me twice as long to post.....and images kept disappearing....crazy.

I love the journal.....very arts and craft.
The colours are pretty.....and the butterflies a wonderful addition.

Have fun on your trip

Hugs. X

Robin said...

Lisa....have a glorious time!
I hope that you have sunshine, warmth, blossoming flowers...birds singing....and a *Partridge in a Pear Tree*...oops...wrong season! A-ha-ha!

The journal is gorgeous...and I know you will fill it with beautiful adventures!

Hugs to Luna! And a big one to you!

♥ Robin ♥

Teri Casper said...

It is just gorgeous Lisa!!! It is so you and will be perfect for your adventure.

studio lolo said...

Beautiful! The bling on the front cover is perfect.

have a wonderful time! I'm sure this journal will be awesome when it's filled.

Katiejane said...

Ooo, I LOVE this journal!!! The beads are a wonderful touch, and I love them on my books too. How exciting - a garden tour. Can't wait to see what comes from this.
I wish I could say my garden is ready for summer - it's SO not.

ArtPropelled said...

Your journal looks so perfect for a garden tour. Have a wonderful holiday!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

Have emailed a couple of times recently and I keep getting a message that the notes cannot be delivered to you.

Are you receiving them??

If you havn't heard from me, I am not ignoring you just having issues with my emails...

Hugs X

Q said...

Happy Garden touring...
your new journal is gorgeous!
Blogger is acting up....
Safe Travels,
Sherry

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous works!

SandyCarlson said...

That's an incredibly beautiful journal. You amaze me!

Mim said...

Lovely journal and I also love that you make your own journals and funny little people looking closures. I hope you are having a great time

soulbrush said...

Love this lots. I have been unable to leave comments on your blog for some time now- as I told you- it lets me open it and read it but not scroll donw to comment. So i have gone in via Teri's comments and hey it works- wahoo. Glad you are enjoying your yard work, I know you love it at this time of year (or is it that you have to do it?) Often think of you dear friend. Lotsa xxxx

SandyCarlson said...

Your journal is gorgeous. The beads seem to give life to the ribbon!

yoon see said...

I love your energy & passion in art creation and so much fun & joy could be witness here from your journal!

I have started using the journal you gave me. Thank you Lisa.

Mim said...

just stopped by to say hello

Elizabeth Smith said...

Beads make me happy too! I love making my own journals and I think your choices are awesome. Hearing the reasoning behind your choices makes it that much more special as well. Arches is a great paper, and I like the idea of having a separate page to write on. My plans for next time.

I hope your vacation time is relaxing yet creatively inspirational!

Deb said...

Gorgeous journal Lisa ~ I love the beads too!
I know you will enjoy filling the pages with your wonderful artwork & thoughts ♥

PAK ART said...

I need a new journal too (although I still have a few I haven't touched yet!) I hope your trip is wonderful! About blogger - I have the hardest time trying to figure out where I need to go to update a post or check something once I've posted - I know I will get used to it eventually, but it seems like it was working fine before...why change?