Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Lucky me



What a lovely surprise I received in the mail last week. Elizabeth from Elizabeth creates blog send me these beautiful beads. The glass ones are from Tanzania and are made by HIV/TB patients trying to support themselves. They are amazing, so beautiful in their individual shapes, they remind me of well worn lifesaver lollies. I'm really looking forward to using them with my fabric beads.
The other beautiful beads are hand made by Elizabeth from her decorated papers, they're so smooth and shiny they look like glass. These will be kept for very special projects, and finally there are some lovely tiger eye beads which again will go well with the fabric beads. Thanks so much Elizabeth.



These are more of my fabric beads, this necklace will be called Persian nights.



Another canvas for the show.



This is a fairly large journal that I've made using my decorated papers, pieces of art and blank papers. I've added paper and fabric collage to some of the pages. I have another one almost completed. These will go in the show too.
The photos below are some of the pages.






Finally I've been very lucky and asked to teach again at Artsistic Journey retreat next year. This time it will be held in Sydney. I'm teaching a jewellery workshop and possibly another class still to be confirmed. The other tutors will be Keith Lo Bue, Judy Wilkenfeld, LK Ludwig, Mary Jo Koch and other Aussies Nic Hohn, Rebecca Vavic and Keron Lee. It should be a great event.

37 comments:

Hashi said...

Well SUCKED lifesavers, lol. I agree, they are beautiful!

Jason said...

I love journal papers. They are very colorful. I never thought journals could be done that way.

Kate said...

Ro,

I have been reading for over a year and not sure why I never commented since I love your work. The beads are great. I love the fabric ones too.
Your journal pages are gorgeous. That is something that I love to do too. I am always doing pages like that in an already bound journal but I think making my own papers would be a great way to play also. Do you use any particular paper?

Thanks for sharing your art with all of us.

Kate (way across the world in Idaho)

Sandra Evertson said...

That book is just Fabulous! So Alive with color!
Sandra Evertson

tumbleweed said...

hi Ro, thanks for your visit...

Chris said...

yummy beads! I love all the colors. I am going to a journal workshop this weekend and I just know I'll have images of your journal pages in mind, with all their vibrancy.

Jacquelines blog said...

Your journal pages are gorgeous! I love your use of colour.

Jo Horswill said...

Ro, those beads are sensational! you must visit this website...
www.beadforlife.org
Looks like your ready for this show, with all this amazing work...love Persian Nights :)

mcdc3s said...

Those beads are awesome. What a nice surprise to open up. They do look like lifesavers.

Miriam said...

Hi there,
i found your blog through artbox diary (jason)
your work is stunning and I am in love with the handprinted papers, each so individual and colourful,
I will be back , mim

Robyn said...

Gorgeous beads! I love the Tanzanian glass and your Persion nights.

grrl+dog said...

See.... it does not matter what your necklace looks like now, the magic has begun... The piece already exists in my mind..

Elizabeth said...

Ro !
Your canvas and the new journasl are absolutely wonderful!! I am sure that the Journals will not last long!!! What treasures!!
I am soo very glad that you like the beads and I can't wait to see Persian Nights finished!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Jen Crossley said...

Your journel pages are just awesome Ro.I love the special beads you received they are beautiful
Not long now girl for the keith experience!!
Jen

Sam Marshall said...

The beads are so beautiful! Your work is just amazing- the canvas and journal are so gorgeous- the colours are so rich and vibrant.
Saw your lovely pin on the Art Journey site- it's awesome.
XXX

Steph said...

You've been spoiled, these beads are gorgeous!
And the journal is beautiful!

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro, Love the stripe beading with fabric...wow...gives a whole other domension to your pieces...Will see you Friday night...
I have nominated you for a LOve Your Blog award...see my site for the image ...xxxx

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro, Love the stripe beading with fabric...wow...gives a whole other domension to your pieces...Will see you Friday night...
I have nominated you for a LOve Your Blog award...see my site for the image ...xxxx

Nic Hohn said...

HI Ro..Looking forward to meeting you in person! Have read much about you and visited your blog often.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

*gulp*

It appears I have died and gone to ...
HEAVEN.

Ro, how do you always make me heart RACE like you do?

It's magic,
no doubt.
~Monica

sharon young said...

What a lovely stash, Ro!
I love the new canvas, so bright and cheerful , just what we've been needing in the UK, although the last 2 days we have seen some sun.
Your journal looks wonderful, I'm always amazed how much work you put into every page.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Beautiful and luscious posting. I enjoyed it very much!

Judy said...

persian huh - can tell you alot about that, great that your'e teaching too. good luck with the show.
will miss you xo

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow! All this amazing art! I love your new journal, so incredible... and the paintings and the beads... just beautiful Ro! Roxanne

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow! All this amazing art! I love your new journal, so incredible... and the paintings and the beads... just beautiful Ro! Roxanne

Judy Wise said...

Congratulations on your great teaching gig. The photos as always are gorgeous. xo

Whimsies & Folksies said...

Gorgeous journal! Love those pages full of color and texture!

Izabella said...

halo my dear! these fabric beads are amazing! I just tried my hand at these the other day, needless to say they need some serious work, but they are so fun to create! I am crazy about the neckpiece you created with the beads, beautiful work as always!!

xo ~Bella

Linda Lynch said...

Ro, your work is just utterly outstanding. I wish you much success at your show. Your talent shines and I am sure all will go beautifully. Linda

artbeth67 said...

Such gorgeous, vivid colors! Just beautiful! :)

Jacky said...

Fabulous post .... just wanted to drop by as I know tonight is the opening of your exhibition ...Have fun, sell lots and I hope to see you there tomorrow as Dot and I plan to pop in and take in your exhibition with Patti.

Jamie said...

Yummy! Every time I see one of your creations I think it's my favorite. I really love this one with the fabric beads. Your journal pages are absolutely beautiful!

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
I have some great pics which I will email through to you..
I am thinking of going back tomorrow as I really wasn't able to get a good look at your amazing art work.
It was great that so many people came...but it was difficult to really see everything, but hey the opening is supposed to be an event isn't it, and it certainly was that!...Congratulations...it all looked wonderful!...xx

Nicole said...

great work mate...just love it...

Hugs

seth said...

Stunning journal pages with, as everybody has already said, glorious use of color!!

Joy Logan said...

WOW wonderful looking show,wish I could see it live...great pages very yummy!

kate said...

really pretty work. I'm recently finding alot of interest in all different recycled craft. I love your paintings too