The last two pages of the fabric book journal are complete and ready to be sewn together.
My sister likes to take walks with her dog, so I chose one of my favorite quotes for this block:
“An early–morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
I made an applique of her dog. The tree has small yo-yos.
On the second block, I included words our mother always used to tell us: Use your God-given talents.
We would always joke about it, but I guess mom had some good advice after all.
I found a book charm and covered it with a fabric photo of one of my sister’s books from her Pig in a Wig series of five books.
My sister’s name is Emma, but we call her M.
I just noticed that the M charm is twisted in the photo.
Tomorrow, I will make a simple front and back cover.
Then, I will try to put it all together.
I was about to shut down the sewing room for the day, when I noticed I had some good remnants from the owl bunting and the journals I had made.
Instead of stuffing them in the bin, I made a journal cover in preparation for Inktober.
In October of 2009, Jake Parker, an artist, started Inktober as a challenge to improve his own skills and drawing habits.
The site provides prompts for drawing, but I don’t stick to this list.
My sister introduced me to Inktober about three years ago, and I enjoy the challenge of drawing everyday.
September has just begun, but I took the opportunity to make the art journal cover today.
I have always found it fun to draw and doodle, but I never considered myself an artist.
I would get drawing books and hesitate to start, in fear of making a mistake.
My sister, Emma, shared her artist trick.
She said to break in the new book and jump in by just doodling and drawing lines on the first page.
I found that this Inktober challenge to draw every day does help to develop drawing habits.
Just another form of expression.
Lots of fun.
I usually get Moleskin books for my drawings, but this time I bought a small art notebook at Wal-mart.
Front Cover/ Same as the Back Cover
I found my set of Prismacolor Black Pens, but some are dry. They have lasted a long time.
It is time to replenish my pen pouch.
Maybe you might want to give Inktober a try!
During my Round Rock weekend, I visited the fabric department in Hobby Lobby.
My attention was drawn to some purple and white polka dot and some multi-colored striped fabric.
Pig in a Wig, a delightful character in books written and illustrated by Emma J. Virjan,
immediately came to mind! #PigInaWigBooks
I made these two child-sized book totes the other day, but I did not post because I wanted to surprise my sister, Emma. She received them today.
I just love Pig in a Wig!
And I love the author, my sister, Emma J. Virjan.
She will be presenting her second Pig in a Wig book at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 2.
In order to celebrate this event, I decided to make a pillow for What This Story Needs is a Hush and a Shush.
Thanks to Sean and Nancy for their help in designing this pillow.