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Monday, February 11, 2013

last journal pages

last journal pages by vickylw
last journal pages, a photo by vickylw on Flickr.
Lots of people know I begin each of my artist's journals with some kind of illustration of my palette. Lately, I have used the last page as a place to collect memorable quotes or thoughts. These are usually gathered over a period of time, so they are generally scattered in a hap-hazard fashion.

I've also seen a journal artist using the last page or two as a calendar, drawing in the calendar themselves with a splash of color or tiny motifs. Maybe I might try that in the future, if the journal has lots of pages.

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  1. I think this is a great idea...thanks for the tip!

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  2. Oh, I love that idea! Nice...I seem to use my back page as a place to put notes, phone numbers, lists, reminders...yours is a lot prettier.

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    1. This year, I have a separate Moleskine calendar book for notes, lists, appointments, etc, or I would add that to the back pages as well. Bought the Moley thing on a whim, so I could gut it at the end of the year and put in my own paper. Fun size for keeping in a purse.

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    2. You do such beautiful binding...I can't imagine being neat enough to refill a Moley! I do love that rich leather feel, though...

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    3. My very first binding attempt was re-filling this size Moley, following "Trumpetvine Travels" demo. What made it look so neat, I think, was using a curved-corners paper punch, matching the same corners as the original paper. Unfortunately, my rounded corners punch broke.

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    4. I remember that one...it was amazing!

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  3. Love the calendar idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. It is interesting to see how people use their first and last pages - and do they do they do they same thing in each the same journal style each time?

    I am definitely a creature of habit - more so with my last pages then my first. I usually try and draw my pencils on the first page of a new Moleskine sketchbook, but the last pages are always filled with scribbled notes and names and websites and book titles that I have given while talking to people when sketching.

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    1. That's how my last pages are too, Alissa. Front almost always has my name and how to get in touch if the journal is found, and an offer of a small reward...too bad I didn't have that in the little accordion Jeep journal I just lost...

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    2. Oh, I have plenty of those messy note/list/scribble type of pages . . . . I just don't post those! :^P

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    3. That would certainly show others we are far from perfect, wouldn't it? As well as bore them to pieces.

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