Sunday, 27 April 2008

Lots and lots to do



Canvases and hand made journals in progress.



Class kits being assembled.




Jewellery bits to be made into necklaces.




Decorated papers for kits and turning into journals.


Busy, busy. I don't know where the time goes. I had a lovely friend Patsy come and visit me and we spent the day decorating papers. It was great fun, we produced so much. It makes a big difference having a like minded friend working with you, the ideas bounce of each other.

I'm also creating some canvases to sell at the retreat. They are in various stages of progress, none finished as yet.

I have a pile of jewellery drops all waiting to be matched and combined with complimentary pieces and then moulded into necklaces, it's quite a complex process and very time consuming, but I love seeing the end results.

I'd better get back to it before I slack off too much.

31 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Ro,
The pages and canvases look so awesome!!! I just love the patterns and colours.
The jewellery looks fantastic too and I wait to see what you'll create. I'll be thinking of you- the retreat looks fabulous.
xxx

mary schweitzer said...

Wow, where to start? There is so much color going on in your studio!
I'll bet some days you walk in there and just smile.
Mary

Maria said...

I love the look of those canvases. Hope you post a picture of a completed one, Ro. The papers are gorgeous too!
Have a creative week!
regards
Maria

She Who Flies said...

Your journals and papers are so luscious! So eye-catching.

cconz said...

wow!! i love your papers, do you sell them? the colors are so rich.

Jo Wholohan said...

wheeee Ro, eye candy galore!!!! You are certainly on a roll so much in progress girl :))
cannot wait to see it in person!!!

Jo Wholohan said...

me again :))
what sort of paper do you use to make your decorated papers, is it fairly lightweight???

Apple said...

Beautiful canvas and papers!!!

femminismo said...

Ro, the word "talented" doesn't begin to describe your attributes with color and design. What lovely jewel-like papers.
Please forget the "tagging" I did. Just put it out of your mind. One less thing to do. : )
I've got to try for more color. Just got to! femminismo

Corrine said...

Beautiful,
I can't wait to see the results in person. Will you have of your jewellery for sale at the retreat too? Only 2 1/2 more weeks to go.
Corrine

azirca said...

WOW! what a feast of brilliant and vibrant colours. Your journal pages are beautiful and batik-esque.

kris said...

'Piles' of wonderful, colorful things. I visited 3 blogs today and all were packed with color. I know what it is about the time here in the north USA, tired of winter, waiting for colorful flowers, anything but gray, but it looks as if everyone may be feeling the same way.
Can't wait to see what you will make of it all.
k

Marilyn Rock said...

Everything looks just wonderful here Ro. The colors and textures -luscious!

Ursula Clamer said...

These are all looking fabulous Ro, even in their unfinished state. I am looking forward to seeing your work 'in the flesh' in a few weeks. Happy Creating, Ux

Mary lin Huskamp said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors and the blending of all the hues!!!

Judy Wise said...

I can feel the excitement building, even from this far away. Gorgeous photos of your brilliant work! xo

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh yeah, what a slacker...NOT!:) You are one busy bee, Miss Ro. Can't wait to see everything when it's all put together.

Lynn said...

It's always so fun to come to your blog and see all the colors and textures and beads and papers. My mind goes wild with wondering how they will all be used and what will come from them, how they transform the world of beauty.

sharon young said...

Hi Ro
You make me breathless every time I come over here, your work load is awesome, I wonder what I do with my time, and yet I'm always doing something!!
Beautiful papers!
I too would be very interested to see what you're doing with the canvases, I've got about 6 under my bed and still not sure what to do with them.

Sharon said...

I always know I can get my color fix here. They are all fab!

Deb Silva said...

Wow! Your Blog is more and more fabulous, really inspiring!!
oxooo
deb

Gaby Bee. said...

These are all looking gorgeous. The canvases are really amazing and the pages are fabulous, too. Love the vibrant colors and the patterns. Brilliant art work!

Stephanie said...

Your colors and patterns just set my mind a running!

Happy May Day!

mcdc3s said...

WOW indeed! So much to swallow.... that is a fantastic gathering of goodies. I want to jump into them. :)

mcdc3s said...

OUCH! When I jumped in I poked myself on a open pin in your jewerly batch! Be more careful!

hehe

MargaretR said...

I love your colourful studio too as you know Ro! And that slide show would brighten anyone's day.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

my heart just skipped a beat! good god woman you've been busy! I'm melting over those sheets & class kits Ro. I just used a piece of paper you painted and sent with your square on a recent RR journal. Had a dickens of a time with blogger today so if I can get back in my post, I'll surely link your etsy shop... xo, Monica

Karen Cole said...

Wish you could have been teaching and selling at Art and Soul.

I had a great time!!! I just want to keep going....creating, meeting up with old and new friends.

You will surely have a wonderful time and do well selling your work. It's all gorgeous.

Take a photo of your display!!

Regina said...

Ro, the journal papers are SO FAB! I love all the yummy colors and what you're doing with the blue pads for stamping. Now I have to try it!
Regina

Ann Christine Dennison said...

You are a busy bee :-)
I love your papers and all those lovely beads!

Stephanie said...

oh to take a workshop with you...the papers and finished journals and canvases are lucsious AND I'd just love to run my hands through your jewelry stash!