May 21, 2011

* Full Tilt Boogie

 As many of you know, I just finished my 'Remains of the Day' Journal.  It was great fun.  For those who didn't see the finished product here's a quick photo of the outside.  This was an on line course with Mary Ann Moss of Dispatch from LA.

If you are interested in Journaling and creating different kinds of journals to work in, check out Mary Ann Moss's latest Dispatch from LA and her new on line class -  Full Tilt Boogie.

Mary Ann has been talking about this for awhile and has just announced it.  I've been curious.  Now that it's been made public, I am very excited, because the concept is to make journals out of old photo albums ... the kind containing cabinet photos, tin types etc. (She suggests other options if you don't happen to have one of these)

The good news is, I just happen to have two of them with me.  (Couldn't leave those behind either).  I adore them and was going to make an altered book, however, this sounds like a whole lot of fun to re-purpose one of the albums at least.  Here's what I have 'in stock'.  Don't know which one I will use as yet.

I love this old album.  It's beautiful spine is in tact.

It contains both oval and square mats .. no photographs.
This one has a very ornate cover which I adore.  Love the "D" in the middle. :o)  The spine on this one is gone.
The inside is full of wonderful surprises.  Great old cabinet photos and some smaller tin types at the back.  One day, it will be fun to do something with all the old photographs as well.
"The creative act…does not create something out of nothing; it uncovers, selects, reshuffles, combines, synthesizes already existing facts, ideas, faculties, and skills."
--Arthur Koestler


  1. What lovely photo albums, they are real treasures. It's a good idea to do something with them, it's always such a shame to let them modder away somewhere in a closet of cellar. I am very much looking forward to seeing what you will be creating them! I am off now to havea look at *full tilt boogie*.
    Havea great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. Hi Donna! Love all the new directions you are going in! I like the whole art-journaling idea, but have not yet tried it. I inherited a bunch of old photos from my hospice patient and look forward to using them in some creative way. Also, I was doing quite a bit with transfers before I started my current class and was loving it! Right now I am 6 assignments behind, so I better get cracking.... never a dull moment when there is ART to do!!

  3. These albums are so precious. So glad you took them to Mexico, oh the fun you will have with them! Cant wait to see. take care, gerri

  4. You haven't done your new post yet, so thopught I would say *Good morning* here! Havea lovely day, hope to see you later! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Oh I love the old photo books. This will be another fun project to follow along with you.

    NO YARD WORK TODAY. We are both exhausted. Will send you some photos soon of the yard.


  6. That is an amazing album! What a wonderful score!