My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred Sixty-Nine

Today I went to the Farmer’s Market for some produce, then after lunch I attending the opening of the latest show at Seven Stars Gallery here in Nevada City. It was a nice show, including paintings and cards by one of my dear artist friends, and I met some interesting people. There may be an opportunity for me to be in a show there in future!

I love paper bags; something about them just invites creating something new. I save my paper grocery bags to put trash into, though if one gets torn, I make it into something else. Smaller bags get saved for other projects, such as the paper and silk clutch purses I’ve made, small gift bags and paper and fabric pouches that I’ve shared in previous posts.

This evening I took a very small paper bag and turned it into this cute little journal! The wreath images were cut from a flyer that landed in my mail box from a local wreath maker, and I used other paper and fabric scraps from my stash to decorate. There are several pockets in the journal, to which I added the little sewn pages and the cards that are featured in the last photo. The journal is held closed with a braid of raffia strands. EnJoy!

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