Tuesday, 5 May 2015

5 in 5 - May 2015 - TAKING PAPER TO BRESSAY

                                        Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have

taken in 5 minutes. 
By the time you read this post I will be in the Shetland Islands. I have signed up for a book making course on the island of Bressay, staying in a light house and am I excited?  You bet I am!  The course is run by Rachel Hazell and I have waited s-o long to work with her, I love Rachel's skill and playfulness with paper, I know I won't be disappointed.
Today I have been busy packing and thought I would share photos of some of the things I will be taking with me: 

First is my latest journal made for this trip.  It has five signatures and  the design on the cover is rather special as it is a copy of a lino print made by a friend who lives in Denmark.  We met through Paperlove, an online course ran  by Rachel Hazel, and as I shall be staying in a lighthouse it has a strong connection for me.  It feels just right as my cover piece and I printed it onto calico as I want it to be hard wearing.  The canvas cover wraps round and will grow with the pages as it fills. I will add more to the cover when I am there.

Next are some of the papers I am taking, these have interesting print and will be used for making books. I also have some maps, I can't wait to see what we make with them.

Here is another map and book that I will not be cutting up. Instead these will be used to explore the islands. We will be away for over two weeks in total and our road trip will include visits to Aberdeen, Inverness and 12 hour ferry crossing to the Shetlands. Weather permitting we might fly out to Fair Isle but island hopping is definitely a plan.

Two little notebooks that I made, one for me and one for my friend Ruth who is coming with me. 

There is definitely an unplanned theme going on and my final photos is more paper.  This time birthday cards because I am lucky enough to celebrate my special day while I am staying in the lighthouse.  How lucky am I?!  

I'll tell you more about my trip when I return, meantime if you would like to join in this monthly photo challenge please link in below so I can come and see your photos. Here's the plan:

  1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes (I use my mobile phone).

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool below. 

   Please note: 

You can take  your photos any time, they do not have to be taken on 5th!
And you have until the 25th of the month to add your photos to the link.
There are more details here. 
Thank you for popping by, your company and comments are always appreciated and a special thanks to those who took part last month.
As always I really enjoyed your photos and seeing what ideas you came up with for this challenge. See you soon....
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