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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nature journal progress!



Remember my find from last week?
I decided to work on my little nature journal a bit more....



It's just a small book filled with the neatest kraft paper pages.
I decided to pull out several pages here and there throughout the book
to give me room to embellish the pages that were left.
Here's a sampling of what was accomplished today:




The pages are simple ~ just using images that I love and old ledger papers.



I'm using some of my pressed flowers and botanicals as well on some of the pages....







Feathers and thin bark....





Even dried leaves and strands from a palm tree I've collected over the years.




It's a simple nature journal ~
and hopefully I'll have it in my Etsy store in just a few more days too!!



OH! And remember the "Jamaica" album I found????




It is slowly being transformed as well....
I just love nature journals, can you tell?

See the bark around the diamond cutaway on the cover?
A squirrel had stripped the bark away and left it to hang
on one of our trees one year so I HAD
to save these precious pieces!!

I always know what I love
but just never know how I'll
end up using these wonderful treasures from nature ~




Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday my sweet friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn



21 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I knew they were going to be lovely, Dawn! I couldn't click on the title of your post fast enough to see what you've done to them so far. Love them both!

Lori Comeau said...

These are beautiful.
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Sandy D. said...

Oh Sweetie, my heart is a flutter! These are wonderful. Have a great week. Big hug from NJ.

Sandy

Jenny said...

So pretty!!! I love the Bumble bee page! :)

Al said...

Wow, you are so talented! That nature journal is beautiful. Love all of the little birds and botanical prints too :)

Shari Valicenti said...

I love using things from nature in my art too. You do it so beautifully.

Karen said...

That Journal is such a sweet little project and so one of a kind. Love the creativity you've put into it!

Bridget said...

Your nature journal is beautiful, just think 100 years or more,from now others may find one of your journals in a little antique store somewhere and they will hold it to their heart and imagine who made this beautiful journal,and they will have to take it home with them to be part of their treasures found.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love your natures Journal Dawn - it´s so pretty and wonderful. Love the details on the pages. Just awesome.
Have a beautiful day sweet friend.
xo Tina

Thebeadedcottage said...

This journal is just beautiful. I love using things that I find from walks. The front page is just stunning. Thanks for sharing. Ellen.

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie, Dawn-
the journal is so beautiful- and the pages made with wonderful nature images, and old pages- I love it,- and that there is good place to write ones own thoughts.
The album has become so pretty-too.
Hugs and love to you my precius friend.
Dorthe

Sheila R said...

Loev all the beautiful details in you journals! Beautiful

Richard Cottrell said...

It is just Divine. Thanks Richard from my Old Historic House.

Cassy said...

Such a beautiful journal. The pages are creatively designed.

Cass from Learn How To Read Tablature

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Sweetie,
I love what you've done with this journal. How much fun to fill it up with beautiful memories or pictures. There is something about journals, I can never pass them up at the store. Lisa

Kathryn Ross said...

Knew you'd be brilliant with these journals. But, who would ever write in them! I'd have to leave them as works of art. I do that all the time - even with store-bought journals - if I really like the design I can't bear to write in them! Ya!
Joy - Miss Kathy

Sheila A. said...

Hello,
I really love your little nature journal. It makes me want to make one of my own. I already have the Kraft journal, and I can't wait to get started!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Beautiful journal...

Susan Hemann said...

Stunning! I do love nature books so much!

The earth spirit has been laid down
It is covered with growing things,
It has been laid down
The earth is beautiful.

Navajo Chant

Cindy said...

I just found you on Pinterest, and oh my gosh your nature journals are enchanting! I love them... wow! I will be keeping a close eye on your Etsy shop for one... that's for sure!

Cindy

Cindy said...

Absolutely fabulous my friend!!!!!! You are inspiring!

xo
c

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