Current Exhibitions

30 October 2017

Jypsy Journals

"Jypsy Journals" are my new offerings at the local holiday markets this year. They are available at the Anton Art Center's Silver Bells: Holiday Market in Mt. Clemens, the Detroit Artist Market's Art for the Holidays in Detroit and Starkweather Art Center's Holiday Market in Romeo.

The journals are made from re-purposed leather/suede thrift store clothing combined with vintage/vintage-style lace, some of my grandma's vintage fabrics (which are over 50 years old) and include a signed Gelli plate monoprint backed by textural handmade papers. I am now obsessed with finding unique colors to use for the covers and fringe:)

There are three sizes to choose from: large (checkbook), medium (passport) and small (pocket). Each journal comes with a starter booklet. Tucked inside each journal is a small note card that lists resources for journal refills. There are two pockets sewn into the covers to hold receipts, cards or other items. Hand-cut fringe is used for the spines and each journal has a stretch cord/button closure. The buttons are made from coconuts:) Woodblock stamps and Dr. Ph. Martin's Pen White Ink created a bohemian style pattern for the covers.

I hope these quirky little journals can help everyone get their "jypsy" on:)

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I also have some of my SASSAFRASSEEE Gratitude Journals available at the Anton Art Center and the Starkweather Art Center holiday markets.

Happy Holidays!

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