Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Tiny books and figs





I created these miniature books after being inspired by the ones Jo and Janette had when they demonstrated at their exhibition.
They are tiny collages made from scraps of my decorated papers and fabrics. These were given to four lovely ladies I had lunch with on Sunday.




Last Sunday we had breakfast at a lovely local cafe. They had this great display of figs in a vase. I love the shape and colour of figs in all their various stages. I came home and carved a stamp from my photos. The last picture is a pastel painting I did some years ago of very ripe figs with all of their wonderful purple hues.


29 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Those books look really sweet, but I absolutely ADORE your drawing!!!!! It's so beautiful.

Shayla said...

There's so much to love here. That stamp turned out really well. I love the shape and feel of figs. The pastel is enticing and your little books are awesome. The ribbons add so much.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

All are so beautiful Ro: the tiny treasure books, the hand carved stamp and the rich painting. I’ve never seen a fig growing; only in the organic grocery store in a bin. Thanks for this.

Dolores said...

You have such talent. I absolutely love, love, love those tiny books. And to be able to carve a stamp out of anything at all that suits your fancy. Thanks for sharing your art.

Sharon said...

Very cool fig stamp. And your little mini collage books are to cute. What sweet little gifts.

katie jane said...

I have never seen figs, other than the dried version you buy in the store. These are rather pretty, and your painting makes them appear simply lovely! Your stamp looks great. I don't know how you do it, but you keep coming up with new things. Your little books are adorable.

Kim said...

Ro, thank you for showing us your inspiration flow. Awesome.

Kim

Julie said...

Dot has been sharing tales of your lovely get together :o)

Your pastel fig drawing is beautiful as are the tiny books.

grrl+dog said...

Wow, your muse is flying high..to see the figs..shoot them and know the design is there for a stamp. ..I hear my carving tools call....down boys!

Dot said...

Beautiful stamps Ro and I love your fig drawing - it is stunning!

See you very soon.
Dotxx

Miriam said...

`what a great post! I love figs. your stamp is gorgeous and the painting so warm and colourful, just lovely!

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
I want to thank you again for the lovely little collage mini art book you gave me on Sunday, what a treasure!...I felt so spoilt.
It was great catching up with you again.
Love your fig painting it's wonderful...xxx

Karen Cole said...

It's ALL so delicious, Ro. What lucky friends you have to have lunch with you AND receive such a wonderful gift.

MMMMM figs mmmmm pastel of figs with glorious color.

Art4Sol said...

Love your little books....maybe another item to add to your Etsy???

Jeane said...

ooooohhhhhh, these tiny little books - who could resist something so wonderful and figs! something we only see in the grocery store - beautiful.

Steph said...

The books are cute !
Love the stamp and the drawing ( I was wondering what I was going to have for dessert ... now I know.. figs!)

Jo Horswill said...

Gorgeous everything Ro...the figs and stamp are wonderful.
Certainly nothing "small" about minitures...these ones are such a joy. Love the "Ro" look they have about them.

Seth said...

Your drawing and the fig stamps are beautiful. Good enough to eat!

Gaby Bee said...

These tiny books look really amazing, Ro!
Love your hand carved stamp and your painting is adorable. You are such an inspiration...
Gaby xo

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

I feel great that you did some tiny books.
I was given some figs like that last year and also used them unmercifully in my work, even a "morning" picture......but no stamps alas

MiniBear said...

I LOVE the books!!!
Great inspiration.
Once I made a miniature "Jacob's Ladder" book, and I am now inspired to try again...
Greetings from the UK
Anji in Stockport
gsolfot

paperfollies said...

all lovely...my first love is book making and i love all things small, so love your little books! xoxxxoo

Robyn said...

Ro, your pastel painting is lucious! Such glorious colours! I love the little books. A treasure to fit in the palm of your hand.

Regina said...

Marvelous eye candy, Ro!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your little books... how fun they look to make! And your pastel painting is gorgeous. Roxanne

Kim said...

been busy and just catching up, wow, love those little books, great colour and patterns, and I also love the fig painting, as always, lol! wonderful stuff Ro!

Chris said...

No wonder the fig pastel isn't in your store. Just incredible.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Love this artwork, especially the pastel picture, it is so rich in colour. I hope everything has settled down around you and you are managing to get on with life as normal :-)

Jacky said...

What beautiful colours in your fig drawing Ro...and I LOVE your new fig stamp!
Those little books are a real treasure. Thank you so much for mine (and little depictions of our farm life), so thoughtful and beautiful.