Honestly, I am having a hard time settling down, if you hadn't noticed. The bookbinding sirens are calling again, and I've brought books home from the library once more to pore over and set my mind to dreaming. I've looked through most of these before, was looking specifically for the one that talks about recycling food boxes as your cover, but found a new one that is more than just about technique. Real Life Journals by Gwen Diehn also gets into the actual types of journaling one might do which then drives the choices for the sort of book that would work best. It's got me thinking differently about what might go into one of my handmade books. At any rate, it also has me thinking about my many approaches to sketching lately, including a simple quick book I made from a piece of scrap paper and started filling with Zentangles (see this post). The one above is called Rixty and was added quite awhile ago.
Yesterday, I turned to another blank spread in it to try out another new Zentangle called Ing. As with any good Zentangle, I let my imagination fly with embellishments.
I found this one easy to go astray on but wanted to try it again using a different filler variation. I decided to go back to my stamped pages in the button booklet. Turned on its side, Ing seemed the perfect thing to add between the bands of Celtic knots.