My first commissioned faerie journal made a big leap forward today, despite the fact that I had enormous trouble keeping my eyes open (I felt like I had sleeping sickness all day).
Only three steps remain: create or choose charm to close journal, create or choose charm to create bookmark, and create and apply drawing to front of journal.
I’m a big fan of asymmetrical covers, especially ones with natural edges, like this. I like the organic touch it lends. What do you think, internet? Auntie Betty?
I’m thinking about making a stencil for this journal from one of my drawings, rather than drawing freehand straight on to the suede. I have to tell you, that frayed my nerves down to the core last time, even though I lightly sketched the general outline of the silhouette in pencil first. Of course, cutting out a stencil may make me regret this decision half-way through, so I’ll see how it goes.
Then I’ll start filling this journal with lovely bits of poetry, stories and artwork for my Auntie – a very special journal for a very special lady.