Old Draft #1

I tend to fill my draft box with posts that never seem to get posted. I’m going to put a stop to this habit by posting several of my stored draft posts starting with….


Pre Advent


This year [2017] I seem to have skipped over Thanksgiving while yearning for Christmas. This has manifested in my devoting time periodically  to “pre-Advent” Bible journaling.


1st drafted in late November 2017


street patterns

I’m fortunate to live in a very walkable city full of awesome sidewalk and street imagery that I like to photograph with my smartphone.

Line shapes positive and negative space spaces of color shades of black, Grey and white.  Gravel, concrete spray paint brick stone cracked repairs asphalt sand dirt.  All of this inspires me and seeks to push me into new creative arenas. So I think it’s time to make an inspiration wall with paint,  collected fabrics, images, scraps of
paper, text, photos.


case bound book



So what have I made, you might ask.  It is the a pocket sized Case Bound Book covered with paste paper that I made my self. I look at this book and think, “Wow, now I can have “Moleskin” books that I design and enjoy without having to buy one.” This makes me feel very accomplished

The stitching in the photo ended up being covered with book cloth (orange in this case), which is a shame since the stitching is so beautiful.

The paste paper was super fun to make.  I used one of my old rubber stamps, stamping randomly with a paste covered stamp.  Once it dried, I colored the paper with colored pencils using blue, orange and lime green.  After the paste paper was glued to the book cover, I coated the paper with cold wax medium to protect the paper.

Now to do some writing and fill the empty pages…more on this in a later post.


Cake Flour Paste Paper Recipe (jokingly referred to as ‘adult finger paint’)

Cold Wax Medium