Don't you just love having friends who are 'on the same page' as you. Friends with whom you can discuss your work, dilemmas with your work or ideas that are slowly unravelling. I have such friends in Fiona Dempster and Barry Smith who very often say EXACTLY the right thing to me when I most need it.
I had been planning to make this book into an artist's book but realised that I didn't really want to invest an inordinate amount of time into bringing it to completion. Barry (or was it Fiona) suggested that some books really beg for partnership in their creation. I have made the book and put in a certain amount of content - certainly enough for someone to be inspired enough to take it to the next level with writing or imagery. Someone else will the book from being a unique journal, to a completed art piece.
The concept of partnership in creation is a delightful one - and one I hadn't really considered. I have made many unique journals, most of them quite large, all incorporating beautiful French or Italian papers and usually embossed, often boxed, sometimes leather bound and strapped. I have been thinking about what Barry and Fiona said about a work you have made taking on another life and am intrigued to know, or see, what those journals that I have sold, now look like - what have their owners added to them.