Monday, December 19, 2011

inspiration monday


i was inspired to do a little doodlin' in my Christmas journal this weekend......but one thing i noticed when i opened it was that it looks a little "heavy" over on the left side where i added the extra page for my favorite carols.  so, i decided to try to balance things out and i cut another piece of paper to add to the right-hand side of the journal......




and this time i'm going to add some of my favorite Christmas movies!





  normally i keep things a lot more streamlined and a little less busy, but i don't know if it's such a good idea to argue with inspiration, so i just went with it's calling!





 once i had my doodles finished, i sewed it into the fold of the journal.  i had to kind of make up this stitching pattern,  since i didn't want to cover up my lettering with waxed linen thread.....





and thankfully, it's holding everything together the way it should!






and now my journal is looking a lot more balanced to me!
just a few empty spaces left......i'm hoping to finish it by Christmas!


{supplies:  arches textwove paper, micron pens, derwent watercolor and
inktense pencils, 2B graphite pencil, uniball signo white gel pen}







17 comments:

isabelle said...

Very beautiful! It's gonna be a very nice xmas journal!!!!

mama bleu said...

This is wonderful!! you are creating a keepsake!

Chel said...

Oh, WOW- it looks FANTASTIC!!

Charmingdesigns said...

Its just delightful

teri said...

I love this

Jeanette said...

Lori, As always, I just love your addition!!! I want to live inside the pages of your journal. They are so inviting, colorful, inspiring. I'm a bit behind on my Christmas movies, may be watching some next week - keep the spirit going...Hope your days are Holly & jolly!
Jeanette

Isabel said...

Its looking amazing and whimsical:O) Love it:O)

wv said...

what a wonderful journal...
you are wonderful!

Donna said...

I am loving your beautiful Christmas journal! It rocks! I can't wait to see what you do next.
D~~~~

Jessie May said...

I hope you're going to keep it out on display, kinda like a decoration in itself! It's truly awesome.

Jean M. said...

What a beautiful journal. I love it:)

Pat said...

Looking good!

Betty Jo said...

How awesome Lori! It looks wonderful. ♥

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love each and every detail!

ellie said...

this is just amazing and has inspired me. this year, i took a photo a day and posted in on my blog. last year i started a gratitude journal which i have now done, every day, for two years. i wondered what i would add next year (you know, in a couple of weeks) and then thought of your journals. i am very seriously considering doing one a month, worked on each day, as a way of documenting my life as well as doing art every day. really exciting and really scary, too.
ps...the bishop's wife is one of my favs too! i also like all of the miracle on 34th streets...even the most recent remake.
merry, merry, lori!

Claire M said...

The addition of the holiday movie favorites is a great idea. I think this little book of yours is a fantastic idea! What a treasure!

Shelley Malone said...

I think this is my favourite part of this journal yet - and that's saying something! I especially love how the first page is shorter than the second. And I absolutely ADORE the page with the movies you listed. I know it's busier than your usual style but it really works!

Merry Christmas, Lori!!

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