Monday, October 29, 2012

Warm Thoughts

Well, I did it!  I bravely boxed up my little journal and sent it on its merry way.  I went with UPS and have been faithfully (obsessively) tracking it along its journey.  Right now, according to the UPS website, it is "on time" and in Las Vegas.  I am kind of wishing I was in Las Vegas myself.  It's not that I am a big fan of Las Vegas...I don't gamble (well, unless letting my family talk me into a dog counts as gambling).  I don't drink.  I'm not really into Wayne Newton and I have a years long distaste of Nevada (a whole other story), but I really, really don't like COLD and winter is starting to set in where I live and it's making Las Vegas look a whole lot more appealing. 
Anyway (kinda got on a tangent there), here's another little page from my journal.
Doesn't it look warm?  I think I was fighting against cold when I did this.  Here's hoping that you are staying warm (at least in your journal).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I'm Finally Finished!

I've been journaling now for several years and all though I have done many journal pages, I have to tell you, I have never actually FINISHED a journal.  That's right never!  Unbelievable, I know, but true.  Well, until now, that is!
Play Book is FINISHED!  Wahoo!
I have completed pages in spiral bound journals, sketchbooks, a Moleskine, and altered books, but for one reason or another (paper issues, book size, exploding bindings, etc.), I haven't finished the books (yet), so I set a goal for myself.  Here's my goal:  I was going to finish a book and when I was done, I was going to submit it to Art_Journaling.
So here's the last page on the inside back cover.  I'm pretty proud of myself for completing a big goal!  It's taken a bit more than a year to finish up my book and there is a labeled package on my desk just waiting for postage.  Sending off my beloved Play Book is a bit nerve wracking but doing the safe thing and letting it sit on my shelf would not accomplish the final little bit of my goal, so I'm going to be brave and have faith that it will come back to me safely!  Don't let me down USPS!!!  It's also a little scary to send away a little piece of yourself and have to put yourself out there, but I am quieting my "not good enough" demons and sending it anyway!  For me that is a WIN!!!