This is the Runaway Journal Bag. She once lived her life as an old movie case but she was reborn much like the phoenix into my travel bag. I did take before pictures that I will make into a tutorial at a later date. I know little suitcases are in but they tend to be either flimsy and get scratched so easily or heavy because they were made to be indestructible.
The back is one of my photographs blown up and cut into sections and then a few layers of matte medium were added to protect it from the elements.
The inside cover (shown only with my name label here) is an ongoing collage that I add a little bit to each week. Usually the extra bits end up being stuck to it in a new way so I'm letting it evolve. I have a small addiction to the photo machine at Kinko's. It's great just stopping in on my way home and printing up a couple of pictures and adding them to my stash or using them in my latest work. It is like a puzzle getting everything inside. I have no idea where this journal is at the moment but I'm working in my datebook now. I have realized it is a good opportunity to have my work with most of the time me. I love that so many people are interested in art and making things with their own hands now.