prep

I have been worrying about how I am going to keep up with my weekly journals while away from my studio for a long time. I think I might have it figured out... I have been making my journals as a series each month, so I decided that the next two months (July and August) will be one large series - nine pieces total.

Yesterday I chose my ingredients for the series, these will be the constant for all nine pieces - gold brocade backgrounds, white, black and red tulle, beige pattern paper scraps, gold silk threads (that I picked up off the floor after a dress making project), purple and gray cotton variegated threads, and red silk mixed threads from Oliver Twists. The rest of the ingredients will come from my travels - ticket stubs, bottle caps, leaves, twigs, whatever happens to come my way each week. I will be using glue and hand stitching only, can't travel with a sewing machine and small children. We'll see how this project goes, the first test is this weekend in Vermont... I'll report back on Monday!