Wednesday, June 06, 2012
What will your project be? Will you plant a garden?
Or will this be the summer you learn to bake bread?
How about keeping a Summer Journal?
This is a great project for adults and kids and it involves one of my favorite things - book arts!
My favorite Muse for making books is Susan Kapuchinski Gaylord, who not only makes beautiful books filled with art and power, but cherishes the Earth while doing so. Her website and blog are inspirational.
She uses materials like cardboard cut from a cereal box, brown paper from a grocery bag and endless reams of paper, printed on one side only, that every office and most homes produce. With markers, a glue stick and a rubber band and a twig picked up out-of-doors to bind it, a summer journal is produced.
What subject can you think of for journaling? Travel, visitors, recipes, poetry and leaf prints have all made appearances. How about songs, new words, book reviews (Hello, Summer Reading Club!) or photographs you've taken, to name only four!
Like wood warming you twice, summer journaling fills in quiet hours now, and recalls them later. Take a step back from the warm-weather hustle and enjoy this summer, your way.