Monday, March 3, 2014

3 day class with D J Pettitt

It has been a Long time since I've added anything to my blog.  But last week, through the weekend, I took a 3 day class at Artful Journey in Los Gatos, with DJ Pettitt.  This is the 5th or 6th time I've taken classes from DJ and every time I learn something new!  And This time, for the First time, I actually got my journal bound!  I have 3 other journals yet to work on, but this time, I Finally got away from my accountant's mentality of having to line everything up & be sure it is straight & equal.  And just got going with paints, and the sewing machine and actually got some free stitching done.  I want to do a Lot More and try for stitching images on my old unfinished journals.  I haven't added any journalling or images yet to this journal, but the journal itself is painted and bound and ready to go.

I have tried for nearly an hour to rotate the 3 pictures below.  They are not in this format in my saved images.  But they upload to my blog this way. :-(  Now I remember Why I stopped posting to my blog!  When it works, it's great.  Then it takes Way too much time trying to figure out how to do something simple like rotate a picture! :-(  If anyone knows how to do that, I'd appreciate the help.

The picture below is the back cover.  I did paint over an image and it looked ok.  But there was a ridge around the picture and I couldn't get rid of it.  So I am regessoing it and might use some moulding paste to smooth that out.  Then repaint.


Carol Sweeney said...

Fabulous journal! Love the lacy bits you found!

Eileen Bellomo said...

Isn't DJ the best! You did a great job, and freeing yourself of the need to be perfect resulted in a perfectly wonderful book.
I took a workshop with DJ last year, and will be taking another later this month. Aren't we lucky!

Michele said...

Hi Margaret! I, too, was in class with you and I was insanely envious of how quickly you completed your journal. I am happy you posted photos of it as I didn't get to see it at AAJ. Your book is beautiful! Congratulations on completing it in class. (I finished mine, too, but at 3:57 PM on Sunday afternoon!)