I've had an old pair of my husband's jeans lying on the studio floor since I used a bit of the denim in a piece of mixed-media art that I'm working on. Today, as I glance down at them while doing something else I suddenly got a great idea. This is where my husband would say, "Self praise is no praise." but I really do think it's a great idea :o)
I used the back of the jeans, pockets and all to make a journal cover. It has a pocket on the front and back to hold a selection of your pens, markers, your aqua brush, etc. You could even fit a few small rolls of washi tape (see note at end of post and click here for a DIY for making your own washi tape) in the pockets. I used a bit of left over upholstery weight cotton to add a pop of colour.
Now you've got an easily portable journal so you can do "art every day" no matter where you are. Wouldn't this be great on a long plane trip? Australia is on my bucket list and the idea of being able to journal along the way would certainly make the long flight seem to pass faster.
I also found a bit of time to make a birthday card for one of my great nieces, so it's been a good day!