I have an obsession with unconventional books and handmade journals. Below you'll find photos from my own personal travel journals and art journals. I've included a wide sample: most I make from scratch using materials from my studio or materials I collect while traveling. Many I buy or find and then dramatically alter. Some I collect from other artists; these I will leave more intact but I sometimes minimally alter before I fill them (I almost always change out the pages at least). And a few I collaborate on with my sister Kelli Shafer, who is also an avid book-maker.