I love maps so one or two had to feature...
A page from a garden magazine, and a recipe I printed for Sparking Cucumber Water.
The drink was delicious and a favourite in the hot weather we have been enjoying!
It's a fun to play with words and create new meaning
Another map! This page was folded to make a pocket on the reverse - great for slipping tickets, receipts, photos or notes into. This was the first book we made on the course and the pages were sewed together. I will have fun using it as a journal.
Something else I have enjoyed is seeing the happy mail that is being shared. One envelope is completing the whole distance - being passed from one person to another. Wow!! I wonder if we can work out how many miles it will have travelled to complete it's final journey! Meanwhile other letters are arriving and I did a happy dance this morning when one landed at my door. Just look at this!
A marbled paper envelope, hand folded, with a beautiful mini book inside. My day was made, receiving this! It was so thoughtful and beautifully done, thank you Helen!! These will not become pages in a future journal, I will think of a special way of keeping them so that like the commemorate theme, they will not be forgotten.
One of the other things we were invited to do on the course was to make a list of all the paper items we could see. I decided to do this while I was on a creative retreat last weekend as time offered more opportunity and here is what I found:
blank envelopes and cards, Amazon envelope, braille paper, scrapbook papers, morning pages journal, moleskin diary, diary, bin of offcuts, receipts, tickets, lottery ticket (sadly not a winning one!), tabs, tags, newspapers (including Russian!), A4 white paper, assorted card and other papers, mount board, grey board, tissue paper, serviettes, various packaging for products and food, handmade books, toilet tissue, posters on walls, takeaway menu, junk journal, postage stamps, birthday and celebration cards, to do list, table covering, music sheets, price labels, wall paper, graph paper, magazines, sticky labels, postcard, notebooks, photo scavenger hunt list, gift card holder, paper plates, cardboard box for foil/cling film, photo paper, business cards, label on new product......
We are surrounded by so much paper every day, and so much of it just gets thrown away or sent for recycling. But there is lots of fun to be had, so if you like upcycling, recycling and sharing with others then you may be interested in a Junk Journal Swap that I am organising. Why not pop over to here and find out more?!