Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ending or Beginning...?

Project Completed!
In the process of completing 
The Flip Flap Journal

I discovered new things about myself and a new found pleasure.

The project might be completed, but for me...
the journey for bookmaking has just begun!

With all the different types of visual art - 
I have taught.
Gained skills and experience from.
Discovered a passion for.
 Explored new techniques...
Played with mixed-mediums.
Creating this art journal...
my very own handmade book...
was taking everything which I enjoy working with
and wrapping it all up in this bookbinding adventure!

A calling...
your expressive purpose for creating art...
your whole reason why, you call yourself an artist!
I didn't need to discover the things which I enjoy
or have a passion for...
I did need to figure out...
how to place all these elements together
pull them together...
make art!
above all...
being honest with myself helps.
That will always be more to learn.
This is a journey...
not a race.

What we call the beginning is often the end. 
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
~ T.S. Eliot 

Happy Thursday!


  1. It looks great! I'm still painting my pgs and collaging. Then I'll watch the rest of the videos. Was it hard binding it? Do you have a special use for this journal? I think I'm going to use mine for an illustrated Bible scriptures book.

  2. I am Art! I love the cover. Very nice post, I feel the creation energy! :)

  3. What a wonderful idea, Shawn!
    I have not thought of any theme for the art journal... but I will be creating more, so I will keep your idea in mind :]
    The binding is fairly easy, once you get the hang of it, have fun.
    I also, used what I had on hand for the binding, it worked out fine.

  4. Glad you can feel the energy, Nae! :]
    Hope it inspires you to get creative.

  5. I am starting my own book this weekend!!!!!!