I've had this book for over a year now.
Malcolm gave it to me Christmas 2007.
It's actually an address book, but I didn't need an address book,
so I decided to use it as an art journal.
I'm not going to touch the cover-it's beautiful as it is-covered in different sorts of leaves.
And I love the binding too! It's all very rustic and handmade.
So it's staying as is!
I'm enjoying the freedom of my art journal-just mucking around with paint and glue and images.
I did this page shortly after christmas.
I had been into the city centre to take photos of the shop window displays two days before christmas,
but instead of lovely christmas windows, most shops had huge red sale signs.
I know we are in the midst of an economic crisis,
but all the signs served to remind me of the commercialisation of christmas,
and it seems to me this spoils the magic.
Christmas as an economic solution!
Anyway, that's what this journal entry is about.
And last, but not least, Gauche Alchemy is having a sale of their past kits. if you want something a bit quirky, somethin g to challenge your creativity, these kits are just the ticket>