Jun 20, 2010

inspiration avenue challenge - wish ...

ah ... it's been a long time since i submitted an entry for IA's weekly challenge. this week i felt i could do some crafting again and since i haven't been using my right brain for some time now, i thought to get my inspirations back by visiting my very talented frens at inspiration avenue :) of course i also needed some catalyst to jump-start my crafting engine ;) and what better catalyst than the weekly challenge!

wish ... lol!! i've wished for many things in my life ... and dare i say all of them unpractical and otherworldly! more of wishful thinking than wish i think ... *contemplates* ... well, i haven't changed much this time round ...

dare i wish to travel to a different place and time?

and when i do ... perhaps i can document my travels thru space and time in this handbound journal of mine ...

if i got lost, would this compass etched in stone direct me home?

and when i finally complete it's last pages ... dare i say that i've lived a life fulfilled ...

wouldn't it be great if a time and space machine really exist?


LOL!! let's get back to reality :) i had fun making this mixed media journal and weaving stories about it! it's a little larger than what i use to make, and i think 5x7 inches is a rather good size. the techniques are the same as my mini ones ... the pages are handtorn and made from recycle brown paper, the signatures are handsewn to a soft leather spine. the covers are actually mdf boards and the compass is made of air-dry clay :)

i hope you've enjoyed that :)

happy pimping! :)

19 comments:

  1. Hi Luthien,
    Oh honey, I'm with you. One of my dreams is to travel more!
    I'll just hop on board your train and around the world we can go.
    Love this piece!
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  2. Hi Luthien!

    This journal is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job on this :)

    LuLu♥

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  3. Wow. That is one of the most amazing journals I've ever laid eyes upon!

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  4. Can we say "LOVE?" First off, your banner is the PERFECT submission for the "wish" theme! Second, I am a journal junkie! And This one is incredibly lovely...

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  5. Beeeautifuuuul !!!!

    I love this journal so much...

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  6. Luthien, you've inspired me :D i have some suede scraps and an old atlas of my daddy's....let's see if i make it happen!
    thanks for sharing!
    kudzu/cherry

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  7. Oh Luthien it's exquisite!! Your imagination leads you to such amazing places, it's wonderful to share them with you! xxx

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  8. Ohh how cool and beautiful your journay is.
    I love the cover and the spine and the compas and everything.
    Very well done.
    Have a great sunday
    Janine

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  9. Ooh yes! Where shall we go? Who will we meet? What adventures we will have and the perfect place to record them too :)

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  10. This is really so beautiful! Stunning ideas!

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  11. I love the cover of this travel journal. A very good idea. :)

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  12. I love your imagination and how you translate it into beautiful art! This journal reminds me of long-ago travel when you might be transported on a camel (or even a magic carpet ;), dressed in flowing robes and scarves to protect you from the harsh elements! See what a picture you create with this lovely book!

    Welcome back to bloggieland and the IA challenges!

    Oh...I blogged about your beautiful ballet coasters! I love them so much!

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  13. I LOVE your journal and am SO glad to see you at IA again :) BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. I totally enjoyed it!! You are a brilliant artist and story-teller. I was off with you ... imagining new times and places ... and then ... reality. lol Great job, Luthien!

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  15. hello ladies :)
    thank you once again for all your kind words and your visits!! enjoyed making this little baby very much ... i'm making some more :)

    hope everyone is having a fab day!
    HUgS!!
    luthien :)

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  16. Luthien is really great! You have an extraordinary imagination, and you can also create a piece of paper ... You are really fantastic! Soon, kisses!

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  17. Love this journal! It is so beautiful. Can't believe you do the pages too. wow!
    You have given me some ideas for my outside covers for my journal.....thanks!
    Have a great week and glad you are able to participate again.
    Hugs,
    c.

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  18. WOW, that's a beautiful journal!!♥

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  19. salve sono margaret, complimenti per il blog e per tutti i lavori.a presto!!!!!!!

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xoxoxo
Luthien :)