Thursday, January 6, 2011

I admit, I was reaching.

My long distance friend Holly (BEST PENPAL EVER) asked me if I would be the first to work in a collaborative journal she was starting.  Of course I jumped all over that and said I didn't mind at all being first.  Then the book arrived and I stared at it for a couple of weeks, just waiting for inspiration to strike.  After all, anything I did in the book would have to be EPIC!!!  Right?  (no pressure...)  I did a couple of pages, and wasn't that excited with what I'd produced, and then I ran out of ideas altogether and started recycling.  Recycling's good, right? 

I went through some of my old stuff and collected a bunch of the bits and pieces I'd doodled, mostly while on the phone. 

I added a fold-out.  I love hiding places and interactive bits in my journals. 

Some close-ups:

As far as the finished page, the only thing I'm not crazy about is the lack of colour.  Surprisingly, the monotony of cutting and pasting totally fired my creativity, confirming my theory that if you just keep at it, the good stuff will definitely kick in. 

I attacked the next few pages with an explosion of different colours.  Stay tuned - especially if you like pink. 

Love Shelley!


  1. I found you from Pumpkin Delight. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

  2. Ooooh, I can't wait to see it in person! (And I DO think you'd make a fine contract killer. :)

  3. And, my security word, to post on here, was 'mentizer'. Seriously? I can think of definitions for that. but I shouldn't post them here.

  4. "MENTIZER"?! HAHAHA! I want to hear your definitions.

  5. Love the phone doodles! Loooooooove the fold out!


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