Sunday, 19 July 2009

New journal

I've had another busy week making another journal and more jewellery. I've also found out I'm going to be a RoRo (grandma) again. Both of my daughters are pregnant so it's going to be a very hectic time in November and January.
I've also had a request from my three year old granddaughter for a 'princess' wall. I painted a mural for her featuring a scene from Nimo, but she's now moving into the bigger bedroom so hence a new painting.

About this time every year we have an abundance of these gorgeous 'red hot pokers', that's the only name I know them by. They used to be in another part of the garden and only had one or two insipid flowers so I moved them and look what's happened, a brilliant display that attracts the honey eaters especially as it's winter and there's not a lot of flowers for the birds.



This is the journal which is now on my Etsy















I'm holding a painted/collaged canvas workshop from home at the beginning of August, this is the type of thing we will be painting, so if anyone is interested please email me.











Finally I've been the lucky recipient of another award. Thank you to Lawendula, she has a wonderful blog and she awarded me the watermelon award, I have to name ten things I love so here goes

1. my family and friends
2. colour
3. making jewellery
4. journal making
5. all other forms of art
6. daffodils
7. the sea
8. chocolate
9. dogs
10. all you lovely bloggers out there

I pass this on to anyone who would like to compete.

26 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Love your new journal - so vibrant.
Your collaged canvas pics. look great.
Congratualtions nothing like a new grandchild to make life wonderful but 2 within a couple of months will be so special.
Alison

Heather said...

Congrats on your forthcoming events and best wishes to your daughters. Those red hot pokers are glorious and in true Ro colours. Your new journal is just luscious and I'd love to be able to do the collage canvas workshop. It's something I have been trying to work out for some time. The ones you have shown here are so uplifting - the lilies are my favourite.

Sam Marshall said...

Your new journal is divine. Congratulations on the upcoming events- how exciting.
Love your beautiful photos.

Jacky said...

RoRo again... you must be so excited!!!
Your new journal is delicious...love all of those wonderful colours and textures.
Congrats on your award too...

Jacky xox

Art4Sol said...

Congratulations on the wonderful grandma news...very exciting. Love your latest work.

Jeane said...

your new journal is wonderful :)

Linda Cain said...

Fabuous colors. The pages are so juicy with contrast. I LOVE them all, but the flowers are my fav!

Linda Cain

katie jane said...

Hi Ro-Ro, Congratulations! You'll be busy, for sure this summer(for you) winter(for us).

Your red hot pokers are called knifofia and I have them here too. They are so pretty, but wow, do they spread! Mine are the giant strain. They get three feet tall.

Your new journal is so pretty. Love the lilies. It should do well on your Etsy.
Hope you have a good turn-out for your new class. Looks exciting!

Plum Blossom Lane said...

Everything is wonderful! The flowers are gorgeous!!!

femminismo said...

Your journal pages are wonderful. Some lucky person will get to adorn them with words, or just save it to look through the pages! The lilies are wonderful and the lollipop balloons. I think you told how you made the lilies - photocopy? Hmm. That was you wasn't it? I'll have to scroll through your blog and have a look. Enjoy your red hot pokers. That's what we call them in Oregon, too. - Jeanne

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

I love your new journals and the collage canvases are very inspiring and your colors are so lush and fresh! (I've been meaning to write that I love the little journal I bought! It's just as gorgeous in person, and the perfect size!! Whenever I feel a little down, I pick it up and it cheers me up! Thanks!)

Julia said...

Ro,
These little journals are so wonderful!...really they areworks of art!...no wonder they are beign snapped up...love them..I amhard at my junk journal, n=but would like to try amking asmaller onew, as I think I've given my self a huge task..feels like I'm clkimbing Mt Everest).. with the bigger one...LOL

Julia said...

Oh, and congrads!!...on more grandchildren..how lovely..look out, you might not get anytime for art, not..LOl....xxx

Tumble Fish Studio said...

The journal is beautiful. The "pokers" are beautiful! (hee hee - that sounds funny). The painted/collage canvases blow me off my computer chair! Wowee, wow! Have to figure out where you live so I can see if there is any chance for me . . . A luscious post!

Congratulations on the well deserved award too!

Your "whacko"
marsha

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Darn it all to heck! Australia is a bit far for me!

MargaretR said...

Lovely journal again Ro. Congratulations! You are going to be busy with 2 new GCh'n. I remember you painting Nimo. Doesn't time fly? Have fun with this next one and don't forget to take photos for us.

JP said...

love your new journal - your colours are just amazing - i just wish I could come to one of your courses

Jacquelines blog said...

Your journal is lovely Ro!

Jen Crossley said...

Congrats again RO RO how wonderful for you and Steve.
I love your new journel so beautiful
Jen

ArtPropelled said...

We have red hot pokers here too and I've no idea what their other name is. Fantastic little journal Ro!

Candace said...

This new journal is delightful, Ro! And those "red hot pokers" are incredible. I would put them straight away into my own garden.

Congrats, also, on the family expansion!
Just in time for the holidays, eh?
Candace in Athens.

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro...what exciting news for you and your precious family :) I'm thrilled for you!
I look forward to becoming a YaYa or JoJo one day :)
Stunning "red hot pokers" and they are such a large flower head.
Love your beautiful "Ro" journal, Jo xx

Chrisy said...

The journal is inspiring dear girl...would love to see pics of the mural for your granddaughter when it comes to fruition...

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ro!
Just back from a trip to the beach with daughter Becca!! Yours is the first blog that I have visited since returning yesterday as I knew that It would totally inspire me to jump back into my art!! I have classes starting in my own space next week- finally some inspiration to muck out the space!! Your journals are glorious and I notice that they are no longer listed in your ETSY!! NO SURPRISE THERWE!!

Congrats and best wishes for new grandbabiesa and Love seeing your Red Hot Pokers! Plants are so rewarding when they are happy in their planting homes!!
Now OFf to clean!!
Big Hugs!
Elizabeth

Seth said...

Sensational all around Ro!

Julie H said...

Congratulaions on your growing family! Lovely flowers - we call this RHP's too.

The journal is wonderful as always - such rich colours and textures.