Thursday, July 7, 2011

Full Tilt Boogie

Last month Debe and I were talking about journaling.
I mentioned that I thought Mary Ann Moss' class Remains of the Day looked like a really cool class and I wondered if it was still available.
Debe had taken it and told me that I needed to take it.
That it was fantastic.
And that coming from Debe (as Debe doesn't even journal) made up my mind.

A week or so later, I actually remembered that conversation.
However, I found that Ms. Moss was offering up a new class.
I signed up immediately.

Boy, am I glad I did!
I gotta be honest here, folks.
It's been a while since I've really enjoyed and learned new techniques from an online art class.
And that Mary Ann Moss is a hoot!

This is my first completed journal from the class.
I used what I had on hand, which was beading string.
I won't be doing that again.
Next time I will actually make the trek outside of my home to get what I need.
I just dont' think it's thick enough for a visible binding.
Lesson learned.

Now I'm gnashing at the bit to start filling the pages, as well as, start making the next journal.
If you journal I suggest you check it out.


kandeland said...

yes, I think you have me convinced...I've been pondering it and wanting to take it but thinking how this is such a busy time for me right now, and that it would be frivolous to sign up for a class right now, but I trust your advice! I may not get around to it soon, but I'm definitely going to do it!
thanks for sharing your gorgeous journal!xo

Sandy Michelle said...

EEeeek I didn't know MaryAnn was offering another class and your journal cover is super sweet! I took her Remains class and it was the best journalling class ever!

Sandy xox

Debe said...

THAT is a thing of beauty!! I KNEW you would love Mary Ann...I bound mine with journaling twine I ordered from Teesha Moore randomly. Worked wonderfully! MA is such a hoot & so talented with "stuff"!! Glad you signed up for that!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh I just finished my first Remains of the Day journal. I didn't go out and buy one thing and it turned out do great.

Then I see that thing you did. Dammit Alisa. Gawd that is so pretty!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh - it´s awesome Alisa. Definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.
xo Tina

Dorthe said...

Alisa your journal looks fantastic beautiful-I so love the front and the way it is binded-gorgeus.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your journal looks amazing. I love Mary Anns other class, seems I might have to consider this one as well judging by your lovely journal. What a great journal to work in :)

Maija said...

She ROCKS and your book is stunning!

Nina said...


Kathy said...

Absolutely stunning. This is gorgeous! - Kathy

Charlene said...
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Charlene said...

This is soooooooooooo pretty! I think the string is pretty thin but, I hope it holds together for you!!!! Love the front cover. I am so fascinated by journals. Never done one but, I so do want to. Yours are always stunning.

Linda said...

If we could just get Debe to update her blog! Your journal is beautiful... I'm not sure I'm up to the challenge right now.

jan b. said...

Your album journal is lovely as are your journal pages. Thanks for sharing. I am a FTB classmate also living in North Tx.

Robin Thomas said...

I am stalking this post...