Randi Feuerhelm-Watts cleaned out her studio and gave several of her journals that she started but never finished away. I was the lucky recipient of her red journal. It's a book cut in triangular shape with the pages folded. She attached a large grommet to one corner and added a chain to be able to carry it or hang it up.
The closure is glued onto the front cover and the back has a red elastic, looped thread to hold it closed.
It's my red journal collaboration with Randi. She started it and I'll finish it. I worked on some new pages at our Guemes Retreat. The first page uses a notice from the 1000 journals project.
The next page includes crop circle card that I received from Lydia Ruyle. The journal is a receptacle for all things red. The paper around the edges was made with a technique Randi shared on a recent trip to Portland.
Take baby wipes, scrunch and fold them with paper clips, rubber bands, other closures and paint with water soluble inks or children's washable markers. Let dry and you have a tie-dyed paper to use.
Another page focuses on an urban setting. Portland hosted an International Urban Sketchers Symposium this weekend. Check out their blog Here. Journal making and keeping takes many forms. That's what keeps it interesting and offering many opportunities to explore the creative process in word and image.