Sandra Strait, Zentagle artist and all-round fabulous person, recently reviewed one of our calligraphy pads. You can read her review here on her blog, Life Imitates Doodles.
The colors on the paper were absolutely stunning, but what really caught my eye was what she did with the pad: she removed the sheets and made her own art journal.
“Making a Journal–tearing and sewing: I was intrigued by how sturdy this paper was despite its relatively light weight, so I decided to make an art journal with it. This makes a nifty, light-weight journal you could take on your travels to practice calligrpahy or sketching. (I used wallpaper glued to one of the half-sheets for the cover. Cardboard from a cereal box would work as well.)”
Sandra used a number of different art materials, but what really struck me was that the pages lay completely flat. This is a quality artists really value in an art journal. Maybe the answer is a home-made book.
Do you have an art journal and would like to share some of your pages with Quo Vadis Blog friends? Please send us an image or two and we will show (and credit them) in an upcoming post. Thank you!