Sunday, February 8, 2009

PLAY Visual Journaling Retreat

We enjoyed Teesha's visual journaling PLAY retreat at Fort Worden In Port Townsend, WA. For more photos, check out Gwen's, Fran's and Liesel's blogs. Here is the recycled cardboard journal that I made out of an old album cover and various commercial boxes cut up and collaged onto the cover.
Here's the back cover.
The journal signatures are made of cut-up grocery store paper bags gessoed in white and black.
One day we walked on the beach and made designs on the sand and built things. We took photos and used these in our journals.
We also made box sleeves to hold mini-journals made with gift card or postcard covers.
I took a granola box and cut off the ends, used black duct tape to cover them.
On the back of the box I blacked out words to make my own statement.
The last journal, we made out of one 30x22 inch sheet of watercolor paper to make 16 pages. Tear the paper into thirds, each 10 inches high. The cover is folded in half with each end folded back to form narrow end pages. The other two sheets are folded every eight inches twice.
Here are two pages that contain the start of journaling- collage, lines, doodling, text, etc.
Hopefully, this inspires you to make a recycled journal or the 16 page one.


Fran Meneley said...

oh Paula - it's so good to see your journals again. I've checked your blog a couple of times, glad you posted some of your wonderful journal pages. I Love them all, but the black and white one is especially cool. Love the box you made to hold your little ones. You were very busy across the table! Great being with you. I look forward to watching your blog for amazing things! Best - Fran

Gwen said...

Wonderful post about PLAY, your cardboard journal looks tremendous with the embellished cover! and haven't you been the busy little beaver, making all of those little journals! Very cool!

All of your pages look awesome, too!


Robin Olsen said...

These are wonderful Paula! I love the idea of using all the recyclables both for pages and containers. Your work is stunning!

Jo Reimer said...

These journals are fantastic, Paula. I love all of the pages and the journal in the slip case makes me want to pull it out and study every detail. Good job, Girl. I look forward to seening all of this next week.