Plate IX: Art Journal Layout and Some Recent Reads

Recent Reads/to-Read List

I can’t think of much to talk about that goes along with the title of this post, so I thought I would talk about some of the books that I have been reading or am going to read.
Back in February I started reading along with the yearly challenge at our local library. Read 75 books by the end of the year and you get entered to win a $175 gift card to Amazon. We buy everything on Amazon so I thought that was a great incentive.
I love reading but up to this point I have found it difficult to prioritize this into my schedule. You know, kids and life tend to get in the way of snuggling under a blanket with a warm cuppa tea and a good book. Well, it is almost August and I have read 62 fiction/non-fiction books this year minus the cozy blanket. I forgot how addicting reading can be when you find a great author. I guess I proved to myself that reading can be a priority. That just means that something else gets bumped down on the list. At this point in time that happens to be my sewing and maybe a few household chores. 😉

So, here are my recent reads.

A few on my to-read list:

Reading has nothing to do with this journal layout but here it is.

Creating the Journal Layout

I am having so much fun using my new Seth Apter stamps from PaperArtsy! My pages were made using a brown grocery bag.  Of course I used paper scraps, gesso and paint for the background.

To embellish, I used a few stamps from 7 Gypsies and chipboard circles.
This layout will go perfectly in my new steampunk art journal.

Related: In case you missed my other steampunk art journal pages: The Distant Wanderer and It’s All Perspective

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says: You’ve Got the Edge (Doodling around the edge)

6 thoughts on “Plate IX: Art Journal Layout and Some Recent Reads”

  • Absolutely stunning journalling. The composition is exquisite and your layers, as always, work perfectly to add dimension and texture to the beautiful spread. I’ve just read Nina George’s bookshop one – mostly loved it, but had a couple of quibbles. Willing to stretch to the Bistro one, though, if I can find it for a bargain price. Lovely summer reading list – thanks for sharing.
    Alison x

  • Oh my, the texture and layers are stunning it looks as if the images are bursting out of the page! What a great challenge and prize – I can’t believe you have read 62 books already, that’s such an accomplishment and I know what you mean about a good storyline being addictive, sometimes I just can’t put a book down … lol 😉. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

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