For sometime now I have been contemplating the right action for all of my old journals. They begin when I was 19 and end around 2007:


For the longest time I was going to burn them; then I was going to stitch each page while leaving it as a book. Now I have made the decision to make them into a functional table. Of course, it turns out to be a lot more work than I had imagined.

First. I had to find a way to contain them. I found this at the TJMax store HomeGoods, along with a tray for the top:

Wire Basket

It took me a whole day to remove the bindings:

unbound pages

Here is the process:
Cutting and stitching the pages
Piecing diary pages

Layering the pages in the basket
Layering them in the basket

The layers will alternate diary pages with tee-shirt remnants

Layering process with alternate t-shirt remnants

Layering process with alternate t-shirt remnants

The beginning and end of one of the books- the viewer will be unable to read these after they are inserted and layered into the piece:

The Fast and Last Page 97/98

The Fast and Last Page 97/98

I’ve got my work cut out for me

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  1. Sarah says:

    Super cool!!!

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