Saturday, January 21, 2012
MY LOVE FOR JOURNALS
Several years ago I was introduced to the art of making journals by a good friend, Professor Jo VanArkel. It was an experience that affected me both personally and artistically. Until then, I had't realized how someone could actually develop a passion for creativity. I hadn't realized, it was possible to begin making a journal early in the evening, and the time pass quickly far into the early morning hours before deciding to take a break. I hadn't realized, I would receive such a sense of accomplishment from making something that someone else might cherish and fill the pages inside with their own life and creativity. It does seem odd in this day of Smart Phones and Ipads, that I would love such a simple leather object, in which each page would need to be hand sewn and bound....or then again is it? Thank you Jo, for such a gift.