Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Hemingway Journal

This is the second journal that I was commissioned to make. I initially found this harder to make as I didn't know much about Ernest Hemingway.

Also, with the subject I didn't feel that I could be too lacey or pretty. I choose instead to stick to a blue and brown colour scheme. Blue coming from his novel - The Old Man of the Sea, ie sea colours but I went for on a cloudy day as opposed to a bright sunny day kind of a blue.

The brown was to suggest the sand of beach as well as vintage browning of pages.

I used a lot of check patterns which I see as more masculine and therefore in keeping with the theme.

He spent some years in Paris so I used scrapbooking paper with french adverts on it.

Working on this commissioned journal and the peonies one in my previous post, has been a lot of fun. If anyone has an idea for a journal you would like me to make just drop me an email to discuss it :)


  1. Pardon my French but that`s bloody SPECTACULAR!!!Thanks ever-so-much for posting Shaz.Words fail me at how beautiful it is. I sincerely want a journal too but can`t decide what to have for the subject but we`d better book you now before you get snapped up by the Dragon`s Den!!x

  2. An other beauty Sharon!!
    It is fantastic made !! A+ :-)

  3. Sharon I have just looked at your books on the class blog, they are both wonderful and so beautifully made, love your books.

  4. Just wonderful!!! You are seriously one of the most creative artists around! Very inspiring!

    Gaby xo

  5. Your journals are really gorgeus
    A lovely work!

  6. wow thats amazing .....great work ...x

  7. Every one has said it all ready ,they are so right.


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