A Father & Son Gypsy Journal: Halcyon Days With Haze

A Father & Son Gypsy Journal: Halcyon Days With Haze - student project

Now that my son is a toddler, I can finally make time to be crafty again. I am fascinated with book arts so was excited to try a gypsy journal. I created a 40 page gypsy journal using pages from books and magazines as well as fancy decorative and handmade paper.

The backs of each page were decorated in a variety of ways including my first ever attempt at water colour painting, thumbprint hearts, and my son's crayon scribbles (I'd hoped for more of my toddler's work, but the art bug has yet to bite).

On the front cover, as well as the inner covers, are photocopies of my son's footprints. I bound the book with beeswax thread, and decorated the tails with "HAZE" and "SEAN" beads to make it extra special. The photos are of my husband and son together during our baby's first year.

Thank you for such an enjoyable class! It was a thrill to slice up all my thrifted books and collage my sweet story together.

A Father & Son Gypsy Journal: Halcyon Days With Haze - image 1 - student project
A Father & Son Gypsy Journal: Halcyon Days With Haze - image 2 - student project

 

 

Megan Britton
These are the halcyon days.
Teacher