Sometimes you hear people talk about being "off the grid"... you know, living a self-sufficient life, not dependent on technology, out of the mainstream. While those are admirable goals, I'm a grid kind of gal. As in grid paper, or graph paper. If it has grids on it, I'm in. I cannot resist buying any kind of grid paper when I cross paths with it. If it's not for my writing or art or letter practice, it will be cut up for book pages.
One of my favorite online classes I took last year was the Big Grid Journal with Martha Lever. (It was journal #3 in her Lollapalooza journal series.) At the time of the class, I did a couple of pages in mine, but since I had so many other journals going at that time, I put it aside to use for this year. I did this cover page with pan pastels, with stamping on top. I also tried the technique of putting a stencil over the pastel and using an eraser to remove some of the color.
So this year, resolve to live in the front row!!