Can you believe that Journal52 has been going on for 20 weeks now?
This weeks prompt was very dear to my heart…but I was already working on two other projects. I wanted to work on the prompt but at the same time, I didn’t want to pull my energy from the other projects. I was trying to work out some ideas, and I wanted all my thoughts there.
So, I fell back on my old standby. Words. I like this method. You can vary the way you box in the words without spending too much time deciding how you’ll do it. Doing a project this way every few weeks also ties the journal together, giving it a cohesiveness that might be lacking if you change styles often.
I already had some splatters of paint from other projects on the page. I whipped out the yellow Montana Marker and colored the page in about two seconds. I chose Sakura Gellyrolls for the words and book covers. I wish I had used something else for the words. They look good in real life, but don’t scan well.
As a child, I used to visit the library on Friday, check out 9-12 books and read them all over the week-end. Most of these titles, I read over and over. I read everything. I was born with a cleft palette and as part of my speech therapy, my doctors taught me to read when I was three. By the time I hit 1st grade I was reading my mother’s Perry Mason and Zane Grey westerns. It didn’t matter. If it was bound between covers and wasn’t physically removed from my hands–I read it.