Well, it turned out ok but I am not jumping up and down over the choice of colors and design of the cover. I monoprinted the cover on 300 lb Arches paper and was just feeling a little to chintzy to print it again. I basically wanted to see if I could remember how to sew it with the Japanese stitch (similar to the coptic stitch) that I learned at a recent workshop.
So... it is what it is and I had a blast monoprinting the papers on this ingenious gel plate and will do more of this fun printing.
Now... look at the very bottom picture and look at my other new toy. It is a Rebounder and it's the best way to exercize without adding stress to the bones and with hardly any sweat. That's my kind of exercise! There is something about the bounce that is good for our cells and lymphatic system. I turn on my iTunes and jump away with a big smile on my face. It's fun...and I am getting in shape and strengthening my poor old aging bones.
Ok so here is the cover with the ill chosen colors, label and doodlings...
I hate to put stuff up that is not wonderful but hey, this is what my blog is for. It's to record my everyday art journey and not everything gives me that much desired art high. So I hear Mattie Lou muse right now saying,
"Just get over it and move on!"
PS...you don't have to believe Jane Fonda when she says,
"You have to work hard, sweat and get sore to see any results."