At the age of 17 and about to embark on a 2 month family road trip across the us and Canada, my parents gave me an SLR camera and a blank book. They had appointed me trip documentarian. Not realizing it then, I had found a lifelong passion: travel, photography, journaling and handwork. I’m so grateful for each and how well they go together, always allowing me to travel with a camera, journal, wool and needles.
The covered journal came about after making paper covered journals for many years, a way of honoring a very special book. Hand sewing a fabric cover, thinking about the words and drawings you’ll make, the bits and pieces you might add inside, can bring more mindfulness and care to your book and more meaning to things and experiences you hold dear.