I really want to start talking about my plans for the coming year, but I feel I haven't wrapped up the last one yet unless I show you all the stuff I did at the end of that year and that's what I intend to do in this weeks posts. So bear with me, okay?
One of the things you still need to see are the last spreads from the Moon Journal. I promised these to you weeks ago, but the holidays and the Quinn Book got in the way. (in a good way mind you)
You remember the Moon Journal right? It was an altered atlas that I worked in for the bigger part of last year, nine months in total to be exact. It was my daily journal, or should I say semi-daily journal? I had a really hard time with it sometimes. Keeping up a journal practice is wonderful, but when a book is this big and requires this much work I also can find it tedious from time to time.
Still, on December 12th I finally finished up the last spread and could close this book that I loved to work in, but that was a huge challenge to finish. I'm really glad I did though.
Here are the last eight spreads for your enjoyment (and my closure!).
The fun thing about working in an altered book is that you first kind of break it down and then bring it back to life. When I was finished prepping this atlas I had taken out about half of its pages and it looked really sad and thin. But after filling it, it is now much thicker than it ever was in its original state!
Here are some pictures of the finished journal standing up to give you an impression of how luscious and colourful it became in the end.
I'm pretty proud of it actually! But I must confess I am also relieved it is full. Nine months is a long time for me to work in one book as a daily journal. I'm not sorry I did it though. It was definitely worth it.
I hope you enjoyed these last images of this book and I also hope you enjoyed following me through the past year as I filled it up spread by spread. Thanks for all your wonderful comments on it as I worked on it, it really kept me going. Now I will put the journal to rest besides all those that went before it and from time to time I will pick it up and enjoy its pages.
Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy week!