I had read the buzz about Smash Books and Junk Journals and really wanted to make something where I could put all the little bits of life that had no financial value but for some reason I wanted to hold on to. I have a desk and drawer full of bits of practice art that I just think is nice. Things I doodle while I'm on the phone, or things I find that amuse me.
So was born my 'Bits of Life' book. The cover is made of matt board and covered in patterned paper inside and out. I used my zutter binder to hold it all together and then attached a Tim Holtz faceplate to the front.
There is lots of room inside for me to write, draw or stick things. I started out with the things that were just lying around on my desk. A thank you tag I'd made and never used. A paper heart I had left over from doing the Jennifer McGuire techniques class, I made into a face. Just random bits of my life I want to keep.