Friday, June 11

Handmade, Artist Signed Jounals...

(The large size journals...)

The only thing more fun than cracking open a new
journal and discovering empty palettes~
To write on...
Sketch on...
Capture memories & thoughts...
Creative ideas...
A place to tape in feathers & flowers...

IS MAKING THEM!!!

I LOVE to make journals!
Surrounded by vintage books that I snip images from~
Mounds and heaps of rubber stamps that I have
collected for over 20 years...
Postage stamps from around the world...
AND
Prints from my original watercolors and
pen and ink illustrations!


Each journal is different because the ephemera
is all original. The old dictionary snippets,
garden book illustrations... word sentences...
Rare postage stamps from around the world!


Each journal has similar stamped pages...


Each journal is bird themed!
My feathered friends and I spent this
entire week together!

Many of you have asked about copies of my
watercolors~ I am researching the best way
to have my originals reproduced. I want to provide
a quality print~ without a big price...
I hope to have color prints available this fall.


One of my favorite covers...


More peeks...



Example of the black and white prints...


Three of my favorite stamps put together!


Dictionary snip with a stamp...






(The medium size journals...)

Moleskine journals have smooth, off-white pages.
Acid free product with an inner back pocket.
I have added a favorite quote on the back pocket,
signed and dated each one...
I am going to list all eleven of these in my Etsy store!
More detailed photographs of the covers will
be on the individual listings... other details, too!

Hope your Friday is off to a great start!
Wishing you all the best~


20 comments:

kate said...

Your journals are beautiful. I will be trying to get some on your etsy store. Can't wait til fall when your colored prints will be available. All of your work is fantastic.

Stacy said...

These are fantastic, Michelle! I love LOVE them. Going to put them on my Wish List, maybe you'll have some new ones up towards the holidays and I'll get spoiled! Such a unique item, would make someone feel very, very special to receive!

MosaicMagpie said...

I would hate to write in such a beautiful journal.....but then again how lovely to read my words surrounded by such beauty.
Debbie

Createology said...

Very beautiful as are all of your creations. Happy creating...

Dorthe said...

Michelle, they are gorgeus,
a wonderfull book, to keep notes,quotes,verces,or small drawings inside.So love the front, in bright colors, and the stamps inside.it is realy something special, something very lovely.
Hugs, Dorthe

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Like Debbie above, I don't know that I'd be able to write in them they are so pretty! I would be happy just to look at all the stamps and snippets you added.

Donna said...

Your journals are so amazing!

Donna

Diva Kreszl said...

wow! I love them all, your work always makes me smile!

Lee said...

Gorgeous- I hope there are some left, 'cause I want one!!

Hopemore Studio said...

Michelle, I am absolutely smitten with your work. The sketches on fabrics are amazing, such talent. I will be keeping a close eye on your shop!

Angie

Shelia said...

Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Oh, you're so very talented! I love your journals and how you've jazzed them up. Hope you've had a great weekend and hope you'll pop back in to see me sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Very inspiring....and beautiful.
xojana

Gifts of Serendipity said...

What a gift you are!
Thank you for sharing your specialness with us.
I look forward to following along with your journey.

Felicity

JustJoan said...

Your journals are beautiful!

Diane said...

I wondered where you have been hiding! Glued to your studio chair with glue on your fingers, pasting up all of these delightful journals! You KNOW I wish you many sales! These won't last long!
Ultra Big Hugs!
Diane

cupcake studio said...

I'm so glad you stopped by to say Hi. Your art (and your blog) is beautiful! Wow!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love the nature themes of your journals, Michelle! And I especially like your suggestion for taping natural materials like feathers and leaves to the pages.

I would like to invite you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties at the cottage:

ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

You can get the details here:

http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see you there!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Your art work is beautiful! So glad I stumbled upon your blog.

acornmoon said...

so now it's official, this artist does not sleep, she journals!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your journals are absolutely beautiful Michelle! I wrote about you on my blog today and finally posted a picture of what I did with the sweet slip I purchased! I love it...and so does my bear.
Hope you're having a lovely day!
Joyce