|This one was made with 140# Arches watercolor paper.|
The other is a 6 x 6 journal made with 140# Strathmore watercolor paper (both less expensive and easier to fold than the Arches). It features an open spine with the coptic stitch and has 5 signatures of 3 folios each for a total of 60 pages.
|I love the repurposed covers on this one.|
I am currently working on a small softbound sketch journal with a slotted cover and another hard cover coptic stitch medium sized journal. I hope to get those finished today.
Meanwhile, today is the day I plan to reintroduce myself to the treadmill. It's been far too long. It always amazes me how easily an important part of my routine suddenly collapses.
I haven't checked on my friend Nancy lately because I don't want to disturb her with a phone call in case she is sleeping, but I'm hoping she is on the mend. I really miss her. My class at Hollander's this weekend won't be the same without her.
I am planning to participate in Every Day in May ( this link will take you to Wendy Shortland's page where there is a link to a PDF file with the particulars) and it wouldn't hurt to get started a bit early so that I am primed and ready when it begins. I am itching to do some sketching. But my house is seriously in need of a good clean (actually I spent several hours in the kitchen earlier this week and it is squeaky clean - except I have to clean out the refrigerator). I especially need to clean the dreaded bathrooms and there is some laundry to be done. I may have to use a strategy from when I was younger where I get to reward myself after a bit of cleaning. I am going to try setting the timer for an hour and then stop the housework and do a sketch. I am going to try a barn setting today.
What do you have planned for today? I hope it includes some "you" time.