Monday, 21 July 2008

Journals






I'm back into colour mode again, not that I ever really left it. Doing the vintage book was a slight diversion. The above images are covers for signatures for journals I'm making as part of my exhibition. The show is called 'The Works' which aptly describes it. Patsy and I both have a diverse range of things we create. I paint with pastels but will also have some collage and mixed media paintings. I will have lots of jewellery. I'll also be selling some of my journals. Patsy does fabulous acrylic paintings but she will also have some magnificent bags she's made, some divine directors chairs she's painted and also some journals. Patsy is a friend of actress Beverley Dunn, you Aussies may know her from Bellbird fame, but she's also been in many other TV shows and is regularly on the stage and guess what, she's opening the exhibition for us, what a thrill.





This is the finished collage I had in my earlier post. I've now added my 'lollipop trees. This will have a mount and a simple black frame.

I can't believe I've been nominated once more for this award from Dneese



and this one from Sam


Thank you so much ladies it's a lovely honour. I always find it hard to nominate other blogs as I have so many I love. Way more than the seven suggested, so I nominate you ALL.

I'd like to thank everyone who comments on my blog and to the people who don't have a blog link or email address. I try to send a thank you or leave a comment to everyone who takes the time and effort to visit but I can't always find you. To everyone thanks so much for visiting I really appreciate it. I've made so many new friends across this wonderful world of ours.

42 comments:

Sapphire Dakini said...

The journal covers are really beautiful. I love all of the color!

Amanda said...

Those covers are absolutely fabulous - the colours and patterns really attract the eye.

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

ro,
i am new to your blog, but enjoy seeing what you are doing...i think i found you through nina bagley? at any rate, i absolutley adore the piece with the pansies and as i was looking at the next piece, i was thinking, oh, look at the adorable lollipop trees and then THAT is just what you called them, so now i know i should keep you on my daily reading...like minds and all. best of luck on your show, what fun!

Gillian said...

Wow - those papers really sing. I'd like curtains and cushions in fabric like that! Your finished journal will be very special. x

amy said...

Ooh I love these journal covers! I have been getting into brighter and brighter colors lately and these are so beautiful!

Julie said...

What wonderfully colourful works of art Ro. They're beautiful. Good luck with the show.

Annette said...

Ro, these are delicious! Wish I could come to the exhibition.Annette.

Jo Horswill said...

What a needed shot of colour, these pages are for me Ro...just gorgeous. Wonderful post...

kate said...

Your colours are always so fresh! Colours, patterns, textures, joy...a feast for the eyes. I love the lollipop trees!

Marilyn Rock said...

Your journal signatures are stunning!

Sharon said...

Great florals on your journal covers and pages. Just wonderful as always.

Judy Wise said...

Luscious pages as always. Lollipop trees. That's good! xo

azirca said...

Wow! beautiful colours and designs Ro. What a pleasure it must be to be surrounded by such vibrant colours, you can't help but feel bright and cheery.

Congrats on your well deserved awards.
I'm like you, I find it hard selecting artists to nominate too.

lynne h said...

ro, these colors are *so* gorgeous... the way you've combined them just makes them sing even more. a real treat for the eyes...

Ursula Clamer said...

Hi Ro, These all look amazing, you do such wonderful things with colour! I have had fun catching up on your blog, it's been a while since I last visited! I have thoroughly enjoyed mtself, such wonderful art and inspiration. Ux

Lysh said...

You truly have a way with colour. Your work has a vitality, an energy, a vibrance, dare I say an "abandon" to it... I like the way it isn't structured and seems to fly from the page.

Lysh said...

Ps - my use of the word abandon was intended as a compliment!

sharon young said...

You know it really isn't fair to us UK'ers, it make me so envious when I see your lovely work, I would so love to do a workshop with you.
Anyway these pages are fabulous a real joy to look at. Good luck for the exhibition, not that you'll need it I'm sure.

Fryne said...

marvellous flowers!!!!!! so colorful!
I love them all :)

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Ro these are really beautiful you certainly have a way with colour your work is amazing
Jen

Abby Creek Art said...

Wow Ro, these new covers are just beautiful. The color work is awesome!!

rivergardenstudio said...

These pieces are so vibrant, you're love of colors put together with your techniques create such wonders! Roxanne

Julie H said...

Ro, you have converted me, I used to say I don't 'do' floral... now I think I will have to add unless it is Ro's. Love the colour and the bold images.

Dawnie said...

These are AMAZING and what an inspiration you are Ro.Fantastic eyecandy and enjoy the exhibition.
congrats on the awards as we all cheer your wonderful posts.

Thanks for sharing RO

Dawnie T

Maria said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! My favourite is the top one, the red flowers. I wish you all the best for your upcoming exhibition, Ro. I wish I could come have a look, I'd be buying one of those wonderful journal covers!
regards
Maria

Robyn said...

Glorious colour!I love your journals especially the pansies. They would entice me to journal every day...all day!

Lynne said...

I love these pieces - the colours are glorious and really pop off the screen, especially against the black. Good luck with the exhibition.

Sam Marshall said...

You're such a wonderful artist. Love the colours!!!!

Jackie said...

I am always amazed at the variety of designs you produce all with your own signature style.

Jacky said...

Ro I just love your journal signature pages... colour, colour, colour!!!

Sounds like you are a busy beaver with this exhibition coming up soon.

frickelfee said...

Gorgeous journal covers!!!
I really like the colours and Lollipop-trees.... they are wonderful!!!

Greetings Sabine

Pilar said...

Visiting your blog is always a treat to my senses. Your beautiful, juicy colors and patterns make my heart sing.Best wishes on your upcoming exhibit. I am sure you will be a smash! :D

notmassproduced said...

loving this work it is so vibrant.

Gaby Bee said...

It's always a treat visiting your blog. These covers are breathtaking! Love all the bright colors. Really luscious pages! Good luck for the exhibition!

Dot said...

These journal covers are stunning Ro! You have such a wonderful flair for color and design.

Dot said...

P.S I am sure you will go very well with your exhibition.

mcdc3s said...

These have got to be some of the prettiest pieces I've seen!

Nabeel said...

these are lovely drawings, and I love the color combination :)

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Wow they are wonderful!!!
Love all those colours :-)

kathywas said...

WOW, Ro...your journals are incredible! You really know how to use colors in an intriguing and eye-catching display.

lklight said...

Ah Ro, your work is so incredibly beautiful!

Chris said...

Ro, you needn't respond to all of my comments, because I just keep making them, but I am telling you, as I keep catching up on your blog I am blown away by these pins, that washer/polymer clay bead, the oil painting, and the amazing collages. You must know that you are the wind beneath my wings.

wait a minute...

i maybe have stolen that bit.

anyway, I WISH I could be at your exhibition. I would be forced to touch everything and pick it up and carry it around and get arrested for lifting.

...
I went too far again.

oh well. Have a great one!