Saturday, 12 November 2011

Leather Journal

Well my new leather journal finally arrived! I had to wait for it because they hand make it to order at Earthworks. However, it was worth waiting for...

In fact the reality was even better than seeing it online and the smell is gorgeous. If I had waited too long, I think I would have been almost too in awe of it to put anything in it. However, it helps because it is loosely bound so easy to rectify mistakes! So I have made a start and following a thought from last week when we visited Witley Court, I added Tennysons poem:

The Oak

Live thy Life,
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Living gold;

Then; and then
Gold again.

All his leaves
Fall'n at length,
Look, he stands,
Trunk and bough
Naked strength.

It seemed to fit quite nicely as a start and I added a small watcolour sketch to go with it.

Have a great weekend :)


CherryPie said...

The journal looks lovely, it will be a pleasure to hold and use :-)

Yvonne Ayoub said...

Lovely, Chrissy!
I'm sure before long it will be filled with inspirational treasures; your beautiful artwork, thoughts (and provoking poetry - I loved the one above!) and spontaneous sketches.....What a delight - Enjoy!xx

sue said...

I think 'handsome' springs to mind - its lovely. A perfect companion for your pencil - we'll expect some real gems from you now Chrissy

(not that you don't usually produce real gems of course) :-)

marmari2011 said...

Chrissy,the journal looks a beauty.Mentioning ALT and living on the IOW I like the following too.

Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew."

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice sketch :
and lovely journal to use

nessy said...

what an amazing journal cover ~very special indeed ~as is your small water colour!!
vanessa xx

Debra Dickson said...

I love the look of your new journal! The Celtic knot is beautiful, and the shape of the cover makes it seem sort of vintage/steampunky/Lord of the inspiration in itself!

Macpurp said...

wow! thats beautiful! I adore the celtic knotting.
enjoy your journal. The watercolour is so pretty!

much love Teen xx

Cathy Holtom said...

Your sketch and the poem are perfect for a first page, looks a lovely journal!

kaslkaos said...

I could NOT draw onto that journal, way too much pressure to live up to it's gorgeousness. I'm sure you are up to it, though. Enjoy, well earned.