Brush It Off

This journal is a challenge. It is not themed for content or subject, but – BUT – at some point during the production process, a brush must be used. It doesn’t matter how – maybe you watercolor part of your entry, or you brush some glitter on to a collage – but this tool must not be skipped in your creation!

Let’s see all the different things a brush can do!

-Suzi

Everything and Anything

This journal is basically exactly what the title says. Put anything on these pages. Go wild! Use your imagination. Your creativity. Your passion. Only one stipulation: Explain. You tape a poem in here? Explain why you chose that poem, what it means to you. Choose to draw a picture? What does it mean, why did you draw it? Whatever you do in this journal, explain. And, of course, please do not do anything to alter/cover/mark anyone else’s entries. And please re-enter the book into the same entry when you are finished, so it’s journey can continue.

And of course, when this journal is full please return it to me (Heather19)

-Heather

Plain and Simple Journal

This journal, created by Sue Bender, features quotes from her book Plain and Simple, line drawings and color illustrations, and blank space for reflection. A fascination with Amish quilts led Sue to live with the Amish in their seemingly timeless world, a landscape of immense inner quiet. This privilege, rarely bestowed upon outsiders, taught her about simplicity and commitment and the contentment that comes from accepting who you are. The publisher describes this journal as: “Infused with the quiet spirit of the Amish.”

That’s about to change.

This is now a Journal for The BookMooch Journal Project.
[ http://bmjournal.wordpress.com/about/ ]

Theme: Open. Plain. Simple. (Or, for you rebellious artists, just the opposite.)

Write a note, add a story, add your artwork. Decorate some pages. Don’t have an idea? There’s a quote or image on almost every page to work from.

You are encouraged to sign your contribution, with your BookMooch username and your name if you wish, along with the date you completed your artwork. Feel free to pass the book around to your local friends, who aren’’t on BookMooch, as long as you’’re confident they will get it back into the system.

After you and your fellow creatives are done adding your art, please put the journal back into this same page I’’ve created for it here at BookMooch so someone else can mooch it and add to it, and when it is full, please contact Tim who may be reached through his account at BookMooch [http://www.bookmooch.com/m/bio/ereneta], to send the journal home.

-Tim

This journal was sent to Beth (USA: AL)  splomo but not resent: last here 400 days ago (as of  Oct. 22 2010).

More images:

Lovely Laura’s Mini Mooch Free-For-All

This is my first BM Journal and sort of a dry run – it’s a tiny little book (pages are about 8.5 X 6.5cm), therefore very cheap to post! There is no theme as such, but your art/writing will no doubt be influenced by the size of the pages and the following rules: your contribution must take up ONE PAGE ONLY, and must be on only one side of the paper – no double pages. You can sign your work, or remain anonymous; you can keep the book for longer than two weeks if some of your friends or family want to add a page of their own; you can add anything, from a simple sketch or quote to a long(ish) poem or an elaborate artwork! If I receive it back in one piece, completed, I’ll add some bigger, themed journals.

And please, if you add anything of an adult nature, add a review stating this, so as not to offend any future moochers.

-Laura

Bizarre & Beautiful Eyes

This is a BMJournal. Further info on this project can be viewed on my bio page (username rddjna). Basically, it is a book that is passed around to bookmoochers and each person adds their own alterations to the book within a 2 to 3 week time period and then posts it in their inventory to be mooched by someone else. This process continues until the book is full. When the book becomes full, the last moocher contacts the originated (username: rddjna in this case) and mails it home for the originator to keep. Anyone can do it, so start your own. This BMJournal happens to have no particular theme, so every entry is appreciated and does not have to follow a certain theme. However, there are a few rules:

1) do NOT destroy someone else’s alteration
2) please keep to time limit as much as possible
and 3) HAVE FUN while making the alterations!!!!!
Thanks!

-Liz

Green Squares

Write a note, add a story, add your artwork. Decorate some pages. Only one rule: somewhere on each page of your contribution, include a green square.

You are encouraged to sign your contribution, with your BookMooch username and your name if you wish, along with the date you completed your artwork. Feel free to pass the book around to your local friends, who aren’t on BookMooch, as long as you’re confident they will get it back into the system.

After you and your fellow creatives are done adding your art, please put the journal back into this same page I’ve created for it here at BookMooch so someone else can mooch it and add to it, and when it is full, please contact [Tim] who may be reached through his account at BookMooch [http://www.bookmooch.com/m/bio/ereneta], to send the journal home.

-Tim

This journal appears to have been completed and returned to its creator.

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow.

Open Theme

This is another pass along journal with an open theme. Add whatever you want to this one. When it is full please return to me, mspeegle. Thanks & have fun!

-mspeegle

Status: This journal appears to be dead. RIP.

No longer travelling.