I shared my initial thoughts and gatherings HERE
The pile of gatherings grew as a happy result of doing some cleaning out of my studio....
I already know the size of my cover (16.5 cm square), so began by quickly putting together 3 folios - a spread that will equal 4 pages when finished. It doesn't seem like many but I've learned from experience that books with less pages are more rewarding to create since they get finished! I will have 12 pages from 3 folios and I can always add more if I find I can't fit in everything I want to express. These are the 6 sides as they began - already with a lace flap and pocket
I'm not going to show you a step by step process. You'll have to take the class ♥
My book has been inspired by gratitude, joy in the creative process, and affirmations related to my recent diagnosis. I want these monthly book creations to be small and thought it would be most useful to take a photo with my hand for size comparison
I was very excited to be able to use many special elements in this book and some favourite and meaningful colours.
Pieces of my Great Grandmother's collection of lace
Elements that were waxed in a play day many years ago
Shine with Intention (above)
made by Carolyn Saxby (she's announced her shop reopening Feb 2020) and gifted by a special friend
Here's my book in detail. Click on any photo to see it larger
I tried my first flip through video. Let me know if you like this or would have liked larger photos of individual pages.
In my first post about this monthly project I said I'm concentrating on small and gorgeous, mixed media and stitched. Intention fulfilled for January ♥