I had not heard of authors Eric Scott or David Modler, but I ordered the book anyway because I liked the title. Good enough reason. Also they call themselves Journal Fodder Junkies like in collectors of piles of stuff. I really like the word "fodder" for some reason. When John forgot our wedding rings when we set off to get married, he asked if I was angry. Oh no, I answered. You just gave me mock fodder for the rest of our lives! Good word.
Back to the book. It will appeal to beginners and long time journallers. The authors have reviewed almost every technique and supply for journaling and for altered book making. I was reminded of many techniques I had forgotten about even though I taught them in my altered book classes of many years ago. There are many simple instructions with illustrations on how to use most art supplies.
They include journal prompts, ideas for finding fodder and quite a few photo pages of their journals. I really enjoyed their exuberant and encouraging text. Some of you may find the book too basic, but even so, it may be a worthwhile addition to your groaning bookshelf.
Our siding was finally completed at 8 pm tonight. What a great crew these guys were. The house looks brand new from the outside. Inside it looks like we are moving in. The constant hammering on the outside walls required removing everything from the walls and from any surface against the walls. Tomorrow it will all be rehung and redistributed on our many shelves, mantles and bookcases. I am always surprised at how bland a home looks with nothing on the walls. In fact it just looks like a house, not a home.