Last week, Sharlene and I joined in with some of our neighbors to participate in a journal making workshop. The purpose of it was to learn how to make these small books to be used at Chik Wauk museum next summer, as part of a children's naturalist program. Karen, a fellow fiber guild member and book maker extraordinaire, guided us through the steps necessary: fold, glue, tape and tie. In no time, we had several journals piled up in a box.
The next step was the fun one--collaging the covers. The table was
filled with old calendars, outdoor magazines, and colorful papers for us
to choose from. We did more cutting and gluing, and soon had a nice
little display, ready for photographs.
Next summer, when you visit Chik Wauk, you may see one of these books in the hands of a budding naturalist. Or watch for announcements about journal-making workshops at the museum, and make one of your own. But remember, as Karen told us, it won't be a book until you write something in it.