Monday, March 2, 2009

Give and Take

I've heard March comes in like a lion, but wow, was the weekend as strange for you as it was for me? Rain, tornadoes, then snow. Yes, snow that stuck for more than an hour. Very odd for middle Alabama. So what did I do while hiding from the cold winds? I created of course!
This journal has 50 blank pages for making notes, doodling, or listing all of the reasons you like to make lists. The front cover is a 5x7 matte print of one of my photos backed in the same decorative paper as you see on the spine. The back cover is from recycled paper. I love this journal but I need to road test it's durability. I am busy setting up an etsy shop to sell prints of my photos and if I can perfect these journals to with stand actual use, I will offer a few for sale. Want to help? Leave me a comment by Saturday, March 7th, 12:00 pm CST to win this one. All I ask in return is a bit of constructive criticism. I'll announce the winner on Monday the 9th. Good Luck!

14 comments:

teabird said...

The snow must have been a shock for you! We just got about 10", the worst this winter. It's still in the pretty stage. Tomorrow, it'll be 10" of mess.
The journal is beautiful. I wouldn't change a thing!

No1Alicat said...

No snow here - my part of England has been sunny and bright!
The journal is lovely. I'm fussy about journals, being rather a fan of black, soft-backed, lined Moleskines myself. I can never resist other, beautiful notebooks though, with the one essential being that they must be capable of being opened pretty nicely flat. Moleskines can't be beaten for that, but otherwise if the one you made opens nicely, then it's as near perfect as possible :-)

Sandra said...

the journal came out beautifully, heather. i especially love the binding you chose. <3!

Anonymous said...

The journal is really beautiful. I agree with the previous posters that you don't need to change a thing. The photo on the cover is amazing. What a fun way to spend a stormy day!

Katbetty

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you. I'm beginning to sound like a broken record with those words where you're concerned. You have surpassed your old Mom in the creativity department! I can only think of one possible thing to add...a nice ribbon to mark your place. Beautiful, just beautiful!

Jen said...

Have you thought about rounding the corners? I prefer the matte finish myself as well.

How do you have it bound? I agree with wanting one that is capable of being laid flat. They are much easier to sketch in. On that note, are the covers stiff or soft? A hard back would be nice.

I am always drawn to your photos. Mainly because you see the world through my eyes. It looks great.

Heather said...

Oh, I love!! And I can't wait to see what cool pictures you choose for covers! I have to echo the laying flat sentiment. And the marking ribbon is very clever to. What about a little pocket for treasures?

Like I said, can't wait to see more!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I think it's severely cool you're setting up an etsy shop. Your photographs are beautiful, as is this journal. Can't wait for the grand opening.

frances

Ruth said...

We got dumped on yesterday -- 12" of snow, after it almost all melted off last week.

I hate winter.

The journal, I like. It looks like a great size, and you chose the photo well.

the Lady said...

Veeery cool and pretty. We got crazy thunder here.

Jen said...

I agree, it's beautiful, and finding a way to make it lie flat would be very useful indeed.

The image makes me think of Japan for some reason...

danielle said...

oooh, i hope they hold up during your test drive because i would definitely support your etsy store! i have a HUGE purse for just such necessities...

Kathy said...

Love the journal but my I prefer spiral bound. Then I can rip out pages and lists easily. My preference only I am sure

Kat said...

Your journal is really beautiful, and inspiring. I wouldn't change a thing. But this is not constructive feedback, which is what you asked for, so if *you* want to, you may consider a spine/back in a color darker than the photo. Once again, lovely work!