Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Back to work tomorrow

Why do four days at home doing art go so much quicker than four days at work? I've really enjoyed my break and been productive, but it's gone way too fast.

I was taking photos of some of my jewellery out in the garden and noticed what a wonderful job mother nature does of aging things naturally. This old copper tea pot has been sitting in the garden for about a year now turning a lovely shade of blue/green, something we pay money for at the hardware store. The timber is gradually rotting away while this lovely mossy coat is slowly growing over it and holding it together.





This is one of the necklaces I made in my break and is now on Etsy
I made all of the rings and soldered them a la Stephanie Lee. Whenever I've soldered rings in the past I've made sure that the soldering is very neat and not visible, but I like the way Stephanie uses the blobs of solder as part of the decoration.
I also made the wire circles with the czech glass beads as part of the chain. The whole piece was fun to do and is very light.




I also finished this necklace too and added it to my Etsy. This piece was at my exhibition but I've changed it slightly adding the silver spoon instead of the piece of wooden ruler I had before.




I've now finalised the hand decorated papers/journal workshop. It will be on the 29th November, only about three weeks away. It will be at my home in Belgrave. I now have all the information so if you would like to attend please email me for details. My email address is in the side bar. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas, materials and a kit are included in the price. Below are some photos of the typical papers and journal we'll be making.



30 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

I don't know what's more beautiful...........your art or Mother Nature. Lovely!

Sam Marshall said...

Wow Ro!!! The necklace you made at the workshop is soooo beautiful!!! Your jewellery is amazing and the journal looks fabulous.
xxx

Sharon said...

I have been yearning to see your garden, knowing it was spring and beatuiful. Thanks.
Your journal workshop looks wonderful. I know it will be so nice to have in your own studio.

grrl+dog said...

I love the mix up in those pieces.. the spoon ends and the multiple tassles...

Joy Logan said...

Thats funny Ro I also just wrote about A DAY off lol! Isn't it the best?

Judy said...

Hope they all sell well Ro. I know you will do well in your workshop. Love the grids on the photos too. Looking forward to seeing you on the weekend.
xo

Margaret Ann said...

I feel as though I have been given a special key that unlocks a treasure trove of beauty! Your blogspot is that treasure. Oh MY! What delightful and joyful work you do! I must make this a favorite place to visit!

Your jewelry is gorgeous...I am off to visit your shoplater tonight...but I am intrigued by your weathered copper teapot in the garden...With your permision I would love to make an informal watercolr journal entry of it...Let me know what you think...:)

Gaby Bee said...

Your jewelry and your journal are amazing as always! Love the nature pics also.

Gaby xo

sharon young said...

Beautiful papers and journals, as usual,Ro, I love the way you've tied the binding, very unusual.
Your copper kettle looks amazing and all that texture with no manmade interference.
Have a great workshop, I know you will :-)

Jacky said...

Love the new necklace Ro... a la Stephanie Lee style and your garden looks beautiful !

misty said...

goodness Ro, you are amazing. love the teapot, love the pages, and LOVE the necklace. you site is just full of love! :-)
hope all is well with you!
xoxo

Jo said...

Ro...beautiful garden images...I do love verdigris copper, especially when it's natural!
I have always wanted to nail my expired copper etching plates to a fence...I think you have inspired me to do so!
Great jewellery once again...looking forward to your workshop too:)

azirca said...

Hope your day back at work wasn't too bad, the time always seems to fly by when you have few days off.

I love the soldered ring necklace, I like the blobs of solder too, they add even more interest to the design.

rivergardenstudio said...

What a great post, the garden shots, the old copper, your new necklaces and that journal! I love the buttons and the fringe of fabric. So fun and carefree... Roxanne

Stephanie said...

Sheeeesh, I love your pages!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

I guess I start at the top - thanks for the stroll in the garden - the first for me in six weeks - broke foot - such a beautiful garden loved the copper pot and the mosaic flowerpot. I could feel the sun.
The journal pages are lovely - I love all the bright color and the buttons on the journal were perfect.
I perused all your jewelry on your blog and etsy. Wonderful.I really enjoyed the whole experience - thanks!

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful papers. I really love the colors. Great!

Anonymous said...

This workshop sounds wonderful - but unfortunately I'm in New Zealand. If you ever hold an on-line workshop I'm a definite starter. Love your work, and especially your use of colour.

Jacqui

Robyn said...

The journal with the bright bows and buttons is a joy to behold. Love the Stephanie Lee inspired necklace.

Dot said...

How lovely to see parts of your garden Ro! And your jewelery looks beautiful photographed outside.

Your new necklace is stunning!

Karen Cole said...

Someone is going to be very happy.
Either, taking your workshop, or buying your jewelry.

Cory said...

Ro...the soldered jewlery is so beautiful as is everything else you create. Love the photos of the garden.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Your jewelry and journal pages are just wonderful! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!!!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

These colors and designs are fabulous!

femminismo said...

What great papers. Your colorful images are too pretty to add anything more. (almost - maybe I'd write something) The necklace with the spoon bit is charming! Oh, I'll bet it's nice weather in Australia, isn't it? Not pouring down rain and 60 degrees F. Cheers, Ro. Keep on making lovelies like this.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Love the photo's from your garden! Especially the pot!
Your art is so inspiring, as usual I love your use of colours and your designs :-)

I know just how you feel about how time flies when creating art! A weeks holiday creating feels like 3 days, just goes to show we are enjoying ourselves!!!

I will visit another day to see the rest of the postings that I haven't seen yet it is getting late here and I have to get up to work tomorrow :-)

Eva said...

These prints are just lovely! The colours so enchanting, and these vines... And thanks for your kind hello on my blog, it is such a great feeling to communicate all over the world.

Belinda said...

lovely colorful book with your carved stamps.

ArtShades said...

Your mosaics are gorgeous - such lovely colour combinations. And as for your teacup-handle ears in the slideshow - ingenious! Have you ever had the chance to visit Barcelona and see the work of Gaudi?

purplepaint said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! This is my first visit to your blog and it is awesome! Marva