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January 4, 2008

2008 Weekly book challenge…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 1:41 pm

To help us all get a jump start on our binding for 2008 I’m starting a weekly challenge. (Kind of the binders equivalent of Illustration Friday) Each week, on Friday, I will post a challenge topic here and in the TJBookarts Flickr discussion board for the group.  The challenge will be to create a book with a cover that illustrates the topic for the week. Challenges will be due the following Friday. The style of binding and materials is entirely up to you. If you decide to participate you can post a photo of your completed challenge over in the Flickr Group. Please tag your photo with the words “Weekly Challenge” and the topic.

Please note that the challenge is open to anyone with any skill level.

Challenge #1 is “scraps”. If you’re like me you have scraps of paper, fabrics and leather as well as other crafty bits lying all over the place as well as in baggies and shoved in the back of the drawers. The challenge is to figure out how can you use some of those scraps to create a unique book cover.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

If you have any ideas for future challenges, please let me know as I’m sure I will run out of ideas quickly. :)

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Chatty Cathy is freezing here in Virginia…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 9:42 am

Good morning readers.

It’s another freezy cold day here in Virginia Beach. The water I keep out for the visiting ducks is frozen solid. The weather folks are predicting that it will warm back up to the 50’s and 60’s this weekend and on into next week. Of course only after this evening which will again be below freezing. Brrrrrr…

Can you believe it? Today you are reading post #498. In a few days I’ll be posting on this blog for the 500th time. I didn’t realize that I was so chatty. Definitely check back this weekend as I’m planning on doing something special to celebrate.

Of note…

A couple of posts back I directed you to the blog of fabric artist Sue Bleiweiss who made some cool journal shells. She has some new journals up on her site that are pretty cool as well. Definitely surf on over and check them out.

Here’s a nifty idea for making a case to carry your Moleskine or Hedgehog as well as your Ipod and some journaling supplies in.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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