Monday, 8 June 2009

Catching up and etsy

I seem to be constantly playing catch up at present.

The photo below is of some of the wonderful gifts I received from an art group get together, which was over a week ago now. Patsy, Dot, Julia and I met at Jacky's farm and had a wonderful lunch and get together. The beautiful beaded piece was from Dot using some of her lovely hand made felt.



We had a holiday today, Monday, to celebrate the Queen's birthday. I still haven't worked out why we have the holiday in June when her birthday is in April. I'm not complaining though, it gave me chance to decorate some more papers and add to my Etsy store.

This photo shows my area where I work to decorate the papers, it's not in my studio. I use the huge table I have for my workshops, it makes life so much easier.



These are some of the papers that go into my paper packs.




This is a laser print of one of my collages that has been scanned into photoshop and then I've changed the colour and added filters to it. This sheet comes in the pack too.




I've also added a small hand made journal, using my decorated papers, to my store. This has decorated pages and some original collages as well as fabric tags.




Finally I've added some more hand carved stamps.





I'd also like to thank Laura for giving me 'The Lovely Blog' award. Thanks so much Laura, it's much appreciated.

28 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous papers and I love the little houses stamp. I wouldn't want to use the papers - just sit and look at them, or put them into a book and enjoy turning the pages.

Beadyjan said...

I never know exactly what to say when I visit a new blog - but hate to leave without at least saying Hi - so "Hi" xx

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You are one busy artist...and organized too! I love your stamps!

Corrine said...

your papers are gorgeous as always, One day I'll get to a workshop of yours

Kayla coo said...

Beautiful,rich designs on your hand printed papers.x

grrl+dog said...

the journal looks especially gorgeous.

katie jane said...

You have a lot more energy than I at the moment. Your papers look delicious, as always. Love your new stamp.

Jo Wholohan said...

your really inspire me to use more colour Ro, simply stunning :)) Will have to do one of your workshops some day xx

Sabii Wabii said...

Great hand carved stamps! I love all the colors and textures on your papers.
Terisa

Kim said...

I always love your papers Ro, they are so colourful. The flower paers in the 5th pic are so beautiful! Yumm! I must admit I love the papers you sent me. Hugs!

Gaby Bee said...

These colorful papers are just gorgeous as usual. Your hand carved stamps are fabulous also! You are such an inspiration!
Gaby xo

Elizabeth said...

Glorious papers, wonderful new stamps and an Arty Party!! What more could you want!!!
Well, I for one, would so love to be there to create with you!! Big hug!!
P.S. I will send you more napkins!!!! :)
Elizabeth

Shayla said...

That yellow paper especially is exquisite and I love the whimsical houses. Lots of goodies here!

femminismo said...

Ro, you always make me want to start carving. I've "lost" my carving tools again, however. I think I do it on purpose. I've bought two sets now because I couldn't find what I needed. Well, speaking of them, I'll go look again one last time and then maybe I'll just use kitchen steak knives and see how that works. Best to you! Love your papers and carved stamps. Jeanne

Judy said...

Breath deeply Ro.
I am almost catching up too - but the rollercoaster never seems to slow down fast enough. everything looks grand as always.

meplusmolly said...

Beautiful work. Your papers are just gorgeous! such colours and textures, and I love those stamps!
Thankyou for the lovely comment you left on my blog too ;0

Candace said...

Fantasmagoria abounds when I visit here, Ro! The stamps are really the best, too. Loving the colours and your style.

We have the same thing here with Presidents' Day. Washington and Lincoln both had birthdays in February but now the gummint (government) has combined them for "convenience".

Hope you have a great rest of week.
Candace in Athens.

Lynn said...

Love your work here. Loved the felted piece your friend did too. What are you carving your stamps from? I have done some using erasers and some other eraser like material. I have a house stamp that almost looks just like yours. Fun!!! I love all your printed/stamped papers too. Great stuff.
thanks for coming to my blog today. We hadn't visited in a while. Nice.

leanne said...

Wow! Ro! Your blog is fabulous as well as your work. You are truly the Renaissance woman. And these papers are gorgeous.
I definitely be stopping by often to see what you have been up to.

azirca said...

Stunning goodies, your entries always brighten my day!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Well, my fellow Yoda appreciator (thank you for the comment on my cloud post!), what a delight to find you and your exquisite work! I am blown away! Wow, wow, wow! I am an instant fan and going to link you right now so I can keep coming back to get to know you and your work. Did I say wow? WOW!

marsha

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh what wonderful coloured eye candy!

Gina said...

I love your hand carved stamps... just gorgeous!

Sarah Anderson said...

These papers are gorgeous!! I just love them all.

Apparently the Queen having two birthdays dates back to the time when, if monarchs were born in winter, the weather was deemed unsuitable for outdoor events. Quite interesting really!! Especially since it can be horrid weather in June here in the UK.

Pearl Maple said...

Simply beautiful the colours and shapes are truely inspiring. Thansk for sharing your creativity.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Love this posting, the papers are wonderful!

Lawendula said...

Wonderful stamps! I must try this myself! :)

Art4Sol said...

Love your new stamps...I'm sure they'll sell quickly!