Thursday, May 14, 2009

In Room 202

In Room 202. Front Cover. I had NO (none, zero, nada, rien) intention of doing a cover and told Holly that, cuz I a) suck at covers and b) thought she might want to do her own thing. But on Mother's Day, when I was roaming in my blissed out state through that antique mall, I came across a table. On the table was fanned out all kinds of vintage sheet music. I went through each one looking for something for My Lovely Mother (who plays piano like sweet singing breezes -- oh! wondrous!), and as I was carefully surveying titles and cover art and music and general condition of the paper, THIS one fell on the floor. I looked; I said, "Whoa!" under my breath. She paused, key in the lock, then tossed a saucy wink over her shoulder. She said, in a very husky, boudoir voice, "I would be tres jolie on Holly's journal cover, n'est-ce pas?" Oui. Oui Oui. [My Lovely Mother will whack me, twice, hard! for putting paste to perfectly lovely (& vintage) sheet music, but I'm willing to take the hit. This cover is BOMB!] Pinup. Wanted to try to emulate an idea board ... paper scrap, little tags, vintage playing card. The 'board' lifts for surprises and journaling under. Blue Dawn. Photo is one of mine, of the construction yard here at work, at dawn. Tuscan Rose woman image, slide one of my own word play creations, paper scrap, deco tape, and journaling stickers. Blue Sheen. Sometimes I make myself 'do' a page using ONLY items found on my desk top ... here is one. Deco tape, some vellum print-outs of Mary Mata collage sheet images, a new journaling stamp I wanted to try. Adore. Playing with shrink plastic, so there is a shrunk plastic tag on each of these pieces, including the 2 tags hiding in the glassine envelopes. Paint, paper, scrap, stickers, library pocket, die cut hummingbird. Class. Paper, paint, rubber stamps. Martini Pinwheel. Wallpaper background, paper pinwheel with scraps added, rubber stamp images. Love this! The pinwheel flaps open for journaling, too! The End. The last page. Hee. Hee hee hee. Ha! HA! hahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I so crack myself up sometimes! Big Mama!!! This is how my journals always look when they're done. I tie each of them closed with the ugliest tie I can find at Good Will. Holly may need two ties. Or a handful of bungie cords, huh? The journals are weird/difficult to write in as I get to the end, true story -- I'm wondering what challenges My Queen will have writing in this, as she's getting it in Full Blown 'Splosion Mode!!! Holly, eat your veggies, Baby!

I'm doing a few touch-ups and finalizing the cover tonight, so this could conceivably go out in the mail TOMORROW!!!! Oh, Holly Holly Holly come HOME!!!!

4 comments:

Alison said...

I LOVE that cover! Well, I always like your pages so it goes without saying. But that cover just connected. Is there no end to this woman's talents? :-)

cinner said...

I am just amazed at how productive you are. I think I need a course from you in Time Management. Holly is so gonna love it. The cover is beautiful...just like the lady who made this journal.

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

Congratulations to you both!!

Yes, Holly, we misses our Queen Mother! Come home soon!

Holly said...

I come home completely and totally sick...sinus, cough, green, nasty, ears clogged...and then I stop to find this...

The Queen is home, long live the Queen.

Toni, My Minister of The Arts, this is truly wonderful.