Peebles, in the Scottish Borders

I really had fun creating this spread. It is about the town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders where Frieda had her exhibit of Journal Quilts. We went there together on the 20th of September for her Galley Talk at the Tweeddale Museum, home to her 52 Journals exhibit. The town of Peebles exemplified to me the "look" of the towns in the Scottish Borders . . . so many old stone buildings.

I wanted to mimic the stone for my background so I started with a template from Stencil Girl - which Frieda introduced me to!

Various spray inks were used - I let the inks run . . . A sponge with Adirondack ink pads in Terra Cotta and Butterscotch filled in the white spaces. The finished background below.

I had a lot of photos of the town that I wanted to include, so I chose 3 to go directly on the page and 8 for a folding booklet.

Accordion style . . . with photos on both sides, attached with washi tape and I journaled about it, free hand with a permanent marker.

And this is only about the town and what I experienced being there!

Inside the museum, Frieda welcomed visitors and gave a talk about her process when spending a year making one journal quilt a week, sized A4 (8.5x11") or 10x10". I videoed a part of her Gallery Talk and you are welcome to view it here via this link or watch here, if you are viewing on the blog, not via the newsletter. 

As I said to Frieda in a comment yesterday, this was a trip of a lifetime for me!