Monday, August 13, 2012
This post isn't about journals except in a very broad sense. Last week I made a catalog through Blurb.com for a group of women artists that I used to belong to back in the 80s when I lived in Indana. I think you'll enjoy seeing the catalog, which should be visible by clicking on the link above. (I still have to check and make sure this link works. If not, I'll use a different one and edit this one.) The catalog and the written entries form a kind of group journal that tells about what these artists have been up to the past 35 years.
Well, I can't get the cut and paste code from Blurb to work here, but this is what you can do: Go to www.Blurb.com and search for the book by name: IWCA . or you can search under my name. When the book comes up on the Blurb site, click on "Preview" to see all the inside pages.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I carved a small dead mouse stamp out of pink carving material. I slammed together a down and dirty little pamphlet book to use as the journal for the next month. And as often as I can catch myself with a mousie of advice ripe for the giving, I stamp a mousie in the journal and print the advice in tiny letters on the carcass. If I have managed to catch the mousie before I lay the advice on the person, I hang the mousie up by its tail. If the advice escapes, however, that mousie runs across the bottom of the page. It has been interesting to see how often I harbor mousies, and using the journal has definitely reduced the number of mousies that I am laying on various doorsteps.