(the last) SUMMER FRIDAY TRAVEL JOURNAL SERIES (for this year, anyway): When Shape Matches Content

I traveled to China in 2004 with 8 extended family members
(ages 10-81).
My uncle Billy specializes in architectural and stock photography from China.
He speaks Mandarin and he's an awesome tour guide.
So he planned a trip for our family.
My journal from the China trip is probably my favorite travel journal.
And I think this is largely because the shape fits the content.
Think shapes. Now think Great Wall of China or long snaky Dragon. They're both long meandering shapes.
So is this journal.
It's an accordion book with signatures sewn in on both sides.
I made the journal as I went.
I bought the fabric in China.
It stretches out long, and crunches up small.
It's not the only book I've ever made where the shape matches the content. Try this one about a family reunion in Minnesota:
Have you ever made a journal into a shape that somehow matches the content? I'd love to hear about it.
As summer is finishing up, it's time to bid adieu to my
Thanks for joining me! Happy September everybody.