I clicked on the email from the committee and sure enough, I didn't make it in. And although I'm proud that I made the effort to apply and was expecting to lose out to more experienced crafters on the show circuit, I'm still a bit bummed out.
Luckily though, I had many lovely comments on my tea party post to cheer me right up and my Journaling in July blog party to distract me. Speaking of which, I'm so happy that quite a few people are going to journal along with me! Anyone who wants to join in, just let me know and feel free to snag the blog button on the original post and on my sidebar.
While the real meaty entries will begin on my 1 year blog-o-versary on July 1, Dirgesinger had a very good question I'd like to address... what exactly do you need to join in the journaling mayhem?
You will need:
Any sort of book will do! From a sketchbook, to an book you picked up at a sale but will never read, to a moleskin notebook. If you're comfortable with making art in this book, it's the book for you!
This can be anything at all! What are you comfortable working with? What do you have laying around? Anything from crayons, to magazine clippings to paints will do.
What do you want to use in your journal? Do you enjoy painting? Do you enjoy collaging or mixed media? Do you want to try out something completely out there? Go gather up whatever it is you might want to use and use it!
The last and final thing you'll need is... your imagination and a willingness to give this a shot.
That's it. Short and sweet. :)