A few weeks ago I got an invitation from Sue Maher to join a group on Facebook called "Letter Journals". I did not even know what a letter journal was when she asked! But being curious, I went to the group to find out more about them before joining up. From one of the group's moderators, Jade Herriman -
Many of the members are international and so the first thing I needed to do was sort out the size of the Letter Journal in US terms. It was not hard, after watching Jade's video I figured out the booklet needed to be approx 8" x 4" and made from fairly thin papers to keep the weight down. It was similar in a way to the many Round Robins I did in the past that used Altered Books for a base, but this was instead a small, flat , easy to mail handmade booklet. I was IN! My FIRST Letter journal that I made is below, along with an award Jade gave me! Click on the photos below for full screen -use the side arrow to scroll through easily . . .
The idea is to finish a page but prepare some backgrounds for others to work on before sending it off. I found it was really a great experience making my first letter journal! Now it is off travelling the world :0) I sent it to Anne in Germany who has received it & sent it to Joanne in Australia, who will send it to Evelyn in Ohio, who will send it home to me! They will all add their artwork on a page or two before sending it on, how wonderful for me. At the same time, I have received Evelyn's and sent in on to Anne, and will receive Joanne's & Anne's to work in. I have more Letter Journals to share with you and will do so in separate posts . . . between this new project, my Art Swap and working on redesigning my website & blog, I have been busy! If you are using a blog reader, hop over to the website to see the changes, I think you will like them, especially the main page of the blog. The Site Navigation is found by clicking on the 3 black info bars on the left side. Enjoy exploring and thanks for your interest in my passion . . .