Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spring Perspective Journal

I decided to finally do something with the children's book on "perspective" that I have had for a while. I love the size and square shape and the pictures are all about how you look at something. Why not use it as a journal for spring - it's short and with spring just peeking out, I have myself a new project! Something that will have an "end." So here is the front cover and the back cover.

I like the cover because it includes part of a discarded book jacket from a children's book, "Seeds and Leaves." It is from the book my Auntie Joan used when I taught her how to "do" altered books. She had me keep the jacket - as she quoted me, "Keep everything - you never know what you will use with your altered books." And I did - it was the perfect starting point for my journal. Also layered on is printed tissue paper and some "garden" ribbon from the $1.00 rack at Michaels. Rub ons used for the title.

The back cover includes some "scrap" paper I used for a scrapbook page ions ago and a great leaf cut from a magazine. I just don't use magazine pictures enough - there are some great things that can be had.

The inside of the book is altered as well, ready for my journaling - which I did start this week. Maybe will post some of those spreads when the writing is done.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

My Gang - How I Love Them

These are the kidlets and Daddy. This picture taken as they were eating string cheese. What a cute bunch, hey?


Well, J has now conquered the "no training wheel" step in his life. One day last week he asked Daddy to take off his training wheels. Lo and behold, with just a few times up and down the street to catch him if he fell, off he went, all on his own. He has awesome balance. Just as these pictures show, he is proud as punch! The first picture shows him wearing bunny ears he made at school - as it was right before easter. He just turned 4 only a few weeks ago and LOOK AT OUR BIG BOY! Very exciting.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring Thinking

A fresh day, lots of rain and water in basement. But the buds are on the trees and daffidils are sprouting everywhere. Spring brings such a newness. This "mental health" day has turned out to be very cathartic for me.

A picture of the cool dude on his skateboard on his birthday. Will need to get a picture of him riding his bike without training wheels! That is his big accomplishment - just four years old and riding like a pro!