Have to share my CJ - A Movement In Time And Space
Moving through time and space in our own way
Have to share my CJ
I'm in a project called "Circle Journals". kaffy and wendy_in_md are also in this project with me. Basically, a group of people get together for this. You can either do one theme for the whole group or allow each person choose a theme for their CJ. Each person puts together a book based on the chosen theme. Then around the same time, everyone sends his/her CJ to the next person on the list. For instance, there are 5 people in a group. They decide to choose one theme for everyone, say, Favorite Games. Each person decorates his/her CJ's cover, title page and their own pages depicting their favorite games. Then at the selected mailing date, they all pass on their CJs to the next person. That person then decorates pages in the CJ with their favorite games. This goes on until the five CJ have travelled around the circle and everyone receives their own CJ back with completed pages from every other person.


It is pretty fun.

In the round that I'm in, we've all chosen our own themes. My theme is "Most Beloved Books". I love the way it turned out. I thought I would share pictures here.

CJ Cover CJ Cover
I covered the front of the book with some scrapbook paper I bought a long time ago. Finally found a cool use for it. :-D
Inside Cover Inside Cover
On the inside cover, I made a pocket and stamped a couple of fantasy images on it (IRL, the stamps look good but here it looks like it didn't ink properly). The bookmarks are for people in the CJ group to decorate with their name and personal info so I know who all were in the group.
Title Page Title Page
I picked out a few quotes I like about books and wrote a small introduction to the book and myself. Man, my handwriting looks messy!
First Page First Page
This is my first page of Beloved Books. I also scattered quotes and more fantasy stamps around it. But mainly, it has pics of the books and a small blurb from me about why I love it so much.
Second Page Second Page
This is the righthand page of my two-page spread.
Back Cover Back Cover
I covered the back cover with that same paper. Covering the spine was hard since it was a thin book. But I think it turned out wonderfully and I'm so proud of it.

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What I'm feeling: artistic crafty
What I'm listening to: Here In Higglytown - They Might Be Giants

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From: gabbytheguy Date: April 11th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn you, I've got that bloody Higglytown Heroes song in my head now!
sammykate From: sammykate Date: April 11th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love They Might Be Giants, but their kids' music drives me completely batty. I'd rather just let my kids listen to their other music (Birhouse in My Soul, Istanbul and Lucky Ball and Chain are among their favourites.)
From: gabbytheguy Date: April 11th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
My wife is the TMBG afficionado. Actually, I do like quite a bit of their stuff and I love their ABC's DVD (which my daughter loves too). I think their sound is quite appealing to children generally speaking.

They are ridiculously prolific though, which is hardly surprising when most of their songs are only about 60 seconds long!
threeparts From: threeparts Date: April 11th, 2006 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)
That's neat! I especially like the pocket idea. It would be cool to attach a paper cd casew holder thingy to the inside cover as well, with favourite music or a recorded message too. ...Hmm, ideas.
I love the kind of paper you used, and your writing is so not messy. :P

That second quote is wonderfully true for me.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 11th, 2006 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the recorded message idea! Sort of like a time capsule.

Coincidentally, two of the members of the group are doing "Favorite Music" as their themes. They have asked that we all burn a CD of our favorite songs. I believe one has supplied the CDs in the package and is adding sleeves for us to decorate as well!

kaffy From: kaffy Date: April 11th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE Your pages Priya! Absolutely LOVE THEM!!

:) I can't wait to get this book, it'll be a while, but I'll get it eventually!!

BTW, if any of your "other" friends want to join our forum, they're more than welcome to!! If the CJ is something they're interested in! I'm not planning on starting another round for a while, but they can come and join in on the fun...Then they can be ready for when we do start another swap or CJ!

minn From: minn Date: April 11th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a great idea, Priya! And the book design is very appealing, indeed.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 13th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
eleme From: eleme Date: April 11th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH!!! I LOVE your book! that is so awesome and special!! I'm curious about how you got the pictures of the books, did you print them from online?
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 13th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)

A few of them I brought with me to Seoul, so those I scanned the covers. The ones I didn't bring (and I was distressed each time I discovered one I didn't have physically in my possession!), Google Image search did the trick. I eyeballed the image sizes though...I should have been more precise, but it didn't occur to me to do that beforehand.
wendy_in_md From: wendy_in_md Date: April 12th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Love it, Priya! Can't wait to get it. :)
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: April 13th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
And I can't wait to get it back with everyone's entries!
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