Art journaling and book making are two of my biggest artistic passions. I have kept a written diary since I was in elementary school, and being able to express myself in writing AND art is very therapeutic for me. Scroll through the mages on the right for examples of the many types of books I have made!
Currently I sell my handmade books and journals at The Station, but can also list for sale on Etsy by request if you are not local to Charleston.
I love to make small art books and fill them with quotes, poems, song lyrics, etc.
Making and working with junk journals is a liberating art form. Sometimes putting that first mark on a blank white page can be so intimidating... starting with an already colorful, grungy, marked page can ease that pain and get your creative juices flowing!
These larger scale art journals are works of art and made with love. They include a variety of reclaimed and vintage papers, ephemera, fabric, lace, etc.
I've taken several courses on making handmade journals and books. If you're interested in learning more, I would recommend checking out the classes offered by:
Wendy Solganik - Willa Wanders