Last summer, I bought what I later turned into Art Journal no. 6, at a car boot sale. It's one of those small Observer books, and it was my very first altered book.
I glued three, sometimes four pages together, making them strong enough for wet media, but in some cases too stiff for the spine. Lesson learned: next time I will take some pages out before glueing pages together so they will have more space.
The book is so tiny it fits in my hand, which took me a bit to get used to, but half way through I loved it! I had thought of taking the book with me on my trip back to Holland for Christmas, but knowing I would not have that much time to journal anyway, I decided to journal about my trip after the fact.
Now, Mats is my cousin's bull mastiff, and Efteling is a magical place, a fairytale themepark. I worked in one of the park's restaurants for a while, and absolutely love it there. They close after October only to open up for the Christmas holidays, turning the park into a winter wonderland before the next season which starts April 1st. If you ever go to Holland, and get to spend some time in the South, I highly recommend going!
I'm slightly behind on the March Art Journal Challenge, but will catch up within the next couple of days and promise I will take pictures as I go along. Honest!