Most of my creative explosions take me by surprise. But this time it was going to be different. I had a specific project in mind, and by golly, I was going to tackle Tammy's inspiring Daisy Yellow Index Card a Day. Set foot in Office Depot, headed for the index cards and... then I saw the rolls of cash register paper. Rolls and rolls and rolls and rolls of them. Just stacked up on an endcap in all their mass quantity fabulousness. Sighed because I knew then that this mission was not going to end in the index card aisle. Something about the crispy clean surface of the paper rolls (begging for ink), the narrow width (I like working within boundaries), the nearly endless length (I like working with no boundaries) and the general rolliness of the things just got me. Into the basket two rolls went, back home I fled, and started inking I did. And now they're my latest art journaling obsession.
I really wasn't sure where I was going with the rolls at first, but once I inked the paper I started seeing lots of possibilities. I jotted quotes, pieces of short stories, poems (the one above is part of To Be of Use by Marge Piercy) & lists of stuff, ripped the strips into small sections and put them in my journal, and spliced some of those sections back together with washi tape. I think it would also be fun to make scrolls with secret messages, short journal entries, or fortunes written on them. Any other ideas?