Personal Art Journal

I started this particular art journal a few years ago and it just became a part of my bookshelves.... blending in with the numerous other books. I placed it on the shelves to begin with because I grew tired of the project. Recently, it caught my eye and I became inspired to complete it.  The first thing I did was remove the contents completely and insert watercolor paper.  Wow...that really gave me freedom to create something new!

I did not make any changes to the cover that I had altered previously.
 This book was an encyclopedia and I altered the volume "S".
I made tabs as the watercolor paper I chose was handmade with irregular edges.  It makes for easier page turning.

I gave myself lots of freedom to create. 
 These are some of my favorite quotes.
 I enjoyed adding imagery from magazines.
 I also added
 I loved this image from a magazine and added the quote I had saved - both from long time ago.

Delicious News: MCBA - Minnesota Center for Book Arts

I am over the moon that my handmade books are being offered through MCBA! I had a great time making "FifthChildStudio" tags for each book to be sold.  They are only a few blocks away from my office and I can see that in the future, I'll be possibly missing from work!  You check out MCBA here:

 The photo isn't great - the book has a navy leather cover.

YIKES - I totally forgot to photograph the deep plum leather book that this tag was made for!  I think it is my fav!

Altered Cabinet Card for Pat

We exchanged altered cabinet cards in our round robin group.  This is my cabinet card I altered.  I have no idea if the little girl is actually three years old - I made her three along with wings that are only attached at the back.  I was able to slice gently along the dress line to make the insert.  Copic markers were used to color the photo. The umbrella is from Paper Whimsy.

Art Journal Recycled

This is one of my many art journals that I have used for personal notes when I was taking a seminar series.  I am keeping the notes and adding my own version of a "smash" journal.  I will share some of my favorite pages when I am finished..... whenever that will be.

 The cover is made with scraps of polymer clay.