One of my trips this month took me to Guemes Island and an art retreat with Seattle and Vancouver, BC friends. One of my goals was to complete a file folder journal. I first read the instructions for this journal in the January/February 2011 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors in an article by Heidi Sekovski and Karin Winter on making art from office supplies. My friend, Robin Olsen, made her fabric version of the journal seen HERE.
I like the idea of removable cards to write on both sides and add drawings or photos. The cards fit into neat little pockets made by folding the file folder up and sewing it into place. CELESTE brought her sewing machine and I had fun using different decorative stitches for the edges of the cards. Her blog shares photos of our retreat. Below are the next set of pockets and cards. I used a teabag colored distress ink pad to tie the pages together and give it an aged look.
Here's the back cover-
I've had so many wonderful experiences this summer- the beach, the mountains, art retreats and workshops, bicycle rides and hikes. It's felt so good to be outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Our summer came late this year in the Northwest but has rewarded us with many sunny, warm days. I plan to chronicle my summer in this little journal.