Wendy Hale Davis’ Latest Journal

November 24, 2009

Wendy’s newest journal is stunning!

My friend Wendy has posted photos of her latest journal on her blog Little Ray. She is a fabulous bookbinder and artist and you really need to see this stunning journal!

Also in her post she writes about the process by which she created this stunning book. It is always fun to read about how people make their creative ideas come to fruition in tangible form. You will be inspired by her ingenuity.

And you will enjoy her first journal entry in the new book, which she also posts. A mutual friend asked her about her hyphenation system, visible on the page. Wendy explained breaking words in odd places used to bother her, "…But they do it in all the old manuscripts. They also abbreviated the heck out of stuff. I usually try to use a dot when I break a word in a really really weird place, and a dash when it's a conventional hyphen like thing. But then I can never remember where the hyphens are really supposed to go."

Given that I have been writing about text treatment in journals (writing in columns or not writing in columns), I had to share Wendy's additional take on line breaks because it is perfect: a continuation of tradition while going with the flow. Something we can all learn from.

After you've read her blog you can go to Wendy Hale Davis' website and check out more of her beautiful visual journal work. Her work will inspire you to look more closely at your own life. Go read her blog now!

    • Carolyn
    • November 24, 2009

    ooo, nice! I went to her website first and was thoroughly captivated by her concise summary of her journals, and her wax resist art. Thanks Roz. (And Thank you Wendy.)

    • Roz
    • November 24, 2009

    Wendy’s wax resist art is stunning! I’m so glad you have checked out her site.

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