Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Journal frenzy

I'm a bit sore and sorry at present, I had a tooth removed tonight and the injections wearing off, it hasn't stopped me from doing art though, they'd have to take my whole mouthful of teeth before that happens.

I've been so keen to start a new DJ journal using my colours and art. Last night I dyed a whole lot of fabrics and doilies in bright colours to use between signatures.




Decorated some papers using my stamps





Sketched some poppy seed heads, figs and flowers, then painted them with my Caran d'ache water colour crayons.
Cut them up and added them to my papers. I cut the daisy in half and used it on two pages.












I still have to make some more signature wraps and some more artwork for the pages, then assemble the journal. I really love all of the processes in these books, they're fun to make.

31 comments:

Chrisy said...

lordy girl you did all this last night! that's amazing! and all looks wonderful...maybe you were having an energy spurt prior to the oral surgery...hope it doesn't give too much pain...

Sharon said...

Dang, you make that look so fun. I can't believe you just whipped that out and with a mouth full of pain. Art soothes......yes it does.

Sam Marshall said...

Ro,
This is wonderful!! Just love the variety of dyed fabrics and your cool drawings in your journal.Hope your mouth feels better soon.

Shayla said...

Wonderful- love your colors and signature textures. So rich. Sorry about the tooth- I had one pulled this year too. No fun! :( I've been drooling (not from dental issues, from coveting) checking out the gorgeous jewelry in your Etsy shop.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I love to have lots of papers, fabrics and other stuff ready to go. It is very exciting! It looks like you are having so much fun! I hope you are feeling better already Ro.

Jeane said...

these journal pages always look like fabric to me - beautiful - hope you owey is feeling better! ugh! the dentist!

Judy Wise said...

Perfect timing! I'm making my next journal now and these are great ideas. I've seen one of DJ's sewn and collaged books and it was a wonder - just full of inspiration. What I really like though are the paintings you've done to add to the pages. I'm going to give that a shot. xo

katie jane said...

You are amazing, Ro. I can't believe you did all that after oral surgery! But then I went back to work the day after my appendectomy. Would rather have done art. These are stunning. I love the dyed lace and doilies.

Wildeve said...

I found your blog through Leslie.
The colors caught my eye in her sidebar.
Beautiful work! I love all the delicious colors.
I hope your tooth heals quickly.

Jen Crossley said...

It all looks very yummy Ro,I also had a dental appointmet this week I must be going into sympathy with you.
Roll on 2010 you know what I mean you and I will be dribbling all over the place,say it loud and proud SLK,SLK
Jen

Dot said...

Ro - you are a creative demon! I admire how you create with gusto.

And I love your latest version of DJ's journal. The colors are so vibrant and so you. I can just imagine you have fun dying all the fabrics and doilies.

Hope your mouth is feeling much better. Not nice to have a tooth removed but good to have it out if it was causing you pain.

Looking forward (very much ) to the vintage journal class.

Dot xx

femminismo said...

They're fun to make and fun to look at! Thanks so much for a bright end to my day here in on the West Coast of the U.S.

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

As always your output is astonishing how wonderfully alive it all looks......and that with a sore mouth!

lindacreates said...

Beautiful work Ro! DJ is an amazing instructor, my absolute favorite.
I get constant compliments on my necklace and earrings. I am passing your link onto my art quilting buddies.

Jo Horswill said...

Ro...these pages are wonderful and I loved seeing your journal tonight. Lovely visit with you...we talked so much (I talked so much) I forgot to ask you about your tooth!!! So sorry, I hope your feeling better with it all...Jo xx

maggi said...

The work you have done is amazing. Love your blog, it is so colourful.

Heather said...

Hope your mouth is more comfortable by now - I'm going to the dentist tomorrow, but only for a check up. Thankyou for the kind comment you left on my blog. I have only just discovered altered books and still have much to learn but love doing them. I wish I could use colour the way you do. I am largely self taught and sometimes think I try to 'run before I can walk'. I am going to take another look at your glorious colourful posts.

azirca said...

oooh ouch! Sorry to hear about your surgery, hope that you are feeling a little better.
Those fabulous vibrant pages that you have created surely will cheer you up, they are just wonderful.

sharon young said...

Fantastic pages, you'll have to go to the dentist more often LOL, seriously though I hope it's not too sore for the next few days.
Thanks for dropping in on my blog, great to see you there.

Mary said...

Oh my! Those papers are so pretty and layered...I love them...and the journal you made in your class is so great...very lovely, all of it!!

Chris said...

Really pretty, Ro!

yvette said...

wow

Sshaythiel said...

great papers you made...I really love your style of art...:-)

Sshaythiel said...

great papers you made...I really love your style of art...:-)

mary schweitzer said...

I especially love the way the fabrics and doilies came out! Beautiful colors!
Mary

Belinda said...

Hi The colours of these pages are so gorgeous and bright, I love them. I think you have just inspired me to get off my butt and get out my long forgotten journal, thanks.
Belinda

Lori Saul said...

Hi,

I just found your beautiful blog! Your color use is a feast for the eyes. Your journals are awe inspiring- I'm working on one now and am now inspired to get back into it! Hope you feel better soon.

Regina said...

So beautiful, Ro! Sure wish I had more time to devote just to journaling. Some day....

Mary lin Huskamp said...

The journal is BEAUTIFUL!!! WHAT colors and textures!

LOVE all of it!

xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Oh and here it is in all of it's glorious RO colors!!! Absolutely breathtaking!! Love all of the purple and your fig stamp and poppy pods are amazing!!!!

Hugs!
Elizabeth

Ann Christine Dennison said...

A beautiful posting, I love the sides with the flower. Hope your tooth sís back to normal again :-)