Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Stuff everywhere

My studio is in it's usual state of chaos. I have an altered book workshop coming up this Sunday. I'm also working like crazy on my preparations for my up coming exhibition here. I usually have at least half a dozen projects on the go at once, that way I don't get bored.
I love the feeling of stepping into my studio after a day at work and just being able to let go. It's winter here and the last two days have been very cold, for us anyway. It's lovely and cosy in my studio at night, the curtains are closed, the heaters going and the lights are glowing, pure bliss.



This is the background to a collage I'm making. It will have my lollipop trees and crazy sheep added.



This is the first layer of some background paper that will be cut up to make a journal.



My decorated papers waiting to be turned into more collages.




My kits ready for assembling for my Sunday workshop. Each one of these has one of my carved stamps added to it.



Finally this is a collection of necklaces lined up waiting to have hand wired hooks and rings added to them.

Now back to the paint pots.

35 comments:

Jackie said...

I've got stuff everywhere..and I have GOT to go and do my accounts..yuk.
Good luck with the workshop.

ANNA said...

I adore the top photo - just as it is!!

Vanessa said...

I agree with Anna, the top photo is a great collage. I love the colors! It is so odd to think of you with your heaters on and here we are in the height of summer with expected triple digits by the end of the week.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your studio sounds completely wonderful. I know the feeling, my mind seems to hum when I go into my studio/sun room area, ready to make some art. Your papers are beautiful, and I love the photo of the necklaces. Roxanne

Sandra said...

Hi Ro: lovely, lovely photos of all your art work in progress : ) love your workshop kit with one of your stamps included - if you have any left, will you put it/them on your etsy for sale ?? sure hope soooo !! I've gotten hoooked on carving my own stamps on foam, ohhhhhh what fun that is : ) but to see/own one of yours, would be delightful : ) amazing how you are in the part of the world that is having winter and we are in summer - 100 ++ degrees in the valley, we are in the mountains so it's ONLY 98-100 : )
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Judy Wise said...

It's all so nicely organized though. Have a great time with your workshop; the photos are dreamy.

Annette said...

Ro, I really wish I could spend some time in your studio. I think your 'stuff' is amazing and I know I would be inspired.
Ah well, at least I can look at your super pictures.Annette

kate said...

Hello there! Such colourful and delightful papers! I just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for a "Brillante Blog Award". It's always a pleasure to visit and get a hit of cheerful colour!To find out more about this award and how you can pass it on, visit my post today. Thanks for what you do!

Jo Horswill said...

I'm glad to hear your studio is in exactly the same state as mine!!!Dosent make me feel so bad :)
Some great stuff being created here...

Jo Wholohan said...

best wishes for the workshop Ro, if i hear right your classes are a wonder :))

I cant wait to get my studio in the new house and have that same "home" feeling!!!!! Just to have your own little place is great.

Candace said...

It's all good, Ro. That top photo is lovely. You are such an inspiration with the "letting go". You stay warm and I'll stay cool, how's that for a trade?

Candace

Robyn said...

There's always such a buzz here. Love all this creativity!The top photo is gorgeous!

sharon young said...

Just one question. How do you do all of this? Have you discovered an extra 8 hours to every day?
I love the look of your kits, so exciting, your students will have a ball.
Good luck with the exhibition, you won't need it :-)

Gillian said...

I always enjoy the richness of your colour palette - like some exotic Eastern market place. I think it's good to have several things on the go - it avoids that blank page inertia/ what do I do next thing that often strikes. x

Marilyn Rock said...

Gathering beautiful pieces for your beautiful creations! Works of art all by themselves!

Jacky said...

Ro I love the little horse charm on one of your necklaces!
Beautiful collage papers, jewellery, gorgeous colours and designs and I know for a fact those kits of your are amazing...I love using the bits and pieces from my kit bought at the recent Art Retreat.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

*gulp*

I'm TRYING to figure out how to JUMP right through this screen and right into these pages!

xo, Monica :)

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

wow, what a visual treat...winter sounds good right now; here in New Mexico it is muggy, threatening to rain (but its just a threat) and sticky, blech.
I love all of your background/collage papers. I was going to say that one was my favorite and then realized I love them all!

azirca said...

Being surrounded by all of those gorgeous colours must really brighten up your dull winter days. I know that seeing your beautiful papers brightened mine.
All the best for Sunday and for your exhibition.
Keep warm,
hugs

papercracker said...

Wow, just found your blog and the colors make me dizzy! Love those luscious shades. AND I just bought the locket earrings on your Esty shop. Listen... hear those cackles of glee? That's me rubbing my hands together and laughing fiendishly.
Debbie of Senses Engaged
http://papercracker.blogspot.com/

seth said...

There is really nothing like stuff! Such inviting piles of colorful pages and cool bits and pieces. I just want to dive in!

Sharon said...

As always, I'm drawn to your stuff colors. I love to just stare at them. Thanks

Megan Coyle said...

wow, I really liked looking at the bright colors and textures you use. They're wonderful.

Judy said...

It all sounds like bliss to me!

Debbi Baker said...

You are incredible Ro!! Love that first colourful image - it is just gorgeous!

Joy Logan said...

YUMMY papers!

mcdc3s said...

OMG... Of course I love your papers... you are such a talent indeed... and I know your upcoming show will be fantastic. I am drooling over that wonderful assortment of necklaces. They are beautiful. I am just in amazement as to how opposite our temps are now. I'm begging for a cool breeze... but I must admit... your studio sounds so cozy.

Dawnie said...

Bliss RO and the pic of your necklaces is divine.

Dawnie T

jo said...

Ro, it all looks so yummy. Those journal backgrounds are so vibrant and beautiful, but I can't get over those rows of amazing jewellery! WOW!
Love,
Jo

rivergardenstudio said...

I am here again to tell you that I have two awards waiting for you on my blog! Have a lovely week! Roxanne

notmassproduced said...

deeeeelicious

Regina said...

Ro, wish I could attend one of your workshops - I need some inspiration about now. Love your hand-carved stamps. Can you recommend a product?
Regina

frickelfee said...

Dear Ro !

I have to tell you, how much I love your blog!!!
It´s so inspireing...all the fantastic, gorgeous things you create...your jewellery, your paintings, your altered books and journals!!!!
It´s a real pleasure to visit you here!!!
I would like to take part on your altered book class....but I think it´s too far away to get there for an evening... *lol*

heartly greetings from Germany

Sabine

She Who Flies said...

Your papers are always a joyful riot of colours. I love them.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours and yummy decorated papers, Can you tell us what type of paper you use as a base?