Looking at another “sketch & collage” spread in the weirdo journal
Seems to me if I put it in my journal it happens in life. Hmmm.
So if you watched the video of the partially completed pages of the "weirdo" journal you would have seen the textured paper across this spread's gutter and the cockatoo sketch (Pentel Pocket Brush Pen with Schmincke Pan watercolors, on Quattro graph paper).
After that the spread sat for a couple weeks as I worked towards it. One day I added some textured paper along the bottom of the spread. Then last week I added the collaged text: It did not seem to matter now—the slight sharpness, the mocking note that sometimes crept into her voice.
Finally, on November 3 off we went to vote. (I like to save my "I Voted" sticker to put in my journal; since I work alone, wearing such a sticker doesn't help anyone else remember to vote.) And then of course I noted down what happened on voting day.
There is a serendipitous connection between the collaged text and the event which happened later and fell on this page. I will have to explore this phenomenon more purposefully. And with great care.