I'm a bookbinder. That's one of the many hats I wear in my creative life. I love to construct and craft handmade journals. I probably make some kind of handmade book two or three times a week. If my hands see paper, they want to fold, stitch, and bind it into a book. I really can't help myself.
So after almost 10 years of making handmade books, I've found the tools that I love and the ones I just can't live without. Of course I own TONS of other supplies, materials and tools that I use, but I thought I'd share the ones you might find in my bag if the zombie apocalypse started today!! :-)
What's In My Kit?
First of all, let me just say that this is not the kind of post where I tell you all the possibilities out there. I'm going to give you the basics, the bare minimum, the quick-down-and-dirty. So, let's just establish here and now that I know there are other things that you can use for each of the tools I'm going to share!
And of course there's some kind of paper necessary for making books, but that's for another blog post. For now, let's just say paper is readily available and move on to the other goodies in my kit.
Today I share a beautiful interview I conducted with author, speaker, and coach, Omkari Williams. This is a special episode in the H2AJ series because Omkari is the first non-art journaler I've interviewed, but the work she does in the world is SOOOOO important for those of us who do journal and share our stories through words and/or images.
If you are wanting to share your stories more, listen in.
If you are afraid of sharing your stories, listen in.
If you think your stories don't matter, listen in.
No matter what, LISTEN IN...
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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