Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Completed Journal

I finally completed one of my larger journals and it is now on my etsy. This one has sixty pages including fabric ones and is taller than my previous ones. There's lots of collage and original painted cut out pieces of my art. These journals are so time consuming, but I love working on them, it's hard to know when to stop.



This is the cover, the design is similar on the back but doesn't have stitching down the side.



A fabric page before the journal was assembled.



These two pages have small prints of my original canvases. I'm going to be adding some laser printed collage sheets of my paintings to my etsy shortly.




The remaining photos show pieces of my original art added to the pages. I haven't shown everything as there was were too many pages to fit in one post.












Finally these are the lovely people who attended my workshop last Saturday. They all went home with at least two fabulous canvases. Marthe even manage three. I forgot to take close up photos, sorry ladies.


30 comments:

Sharon said...

The finished journal is so wonderful and I wish I were one of those students.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, the work you've done in this scrumptious journal is stunning and beautiful. It's a work of love, and I'm in awe! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Katherine said...

Ro this book is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Heather said...

Your new journal is gorgeous and so uplifting - like a lovely picture book for grownups. Those ladies who attended your class have done some fantastic work - I enlarged your picture to get a closer look. Lucky ladies - but then they had a brilliant tutor.

Steph said...

Ro, this journal is awsome!

Kayla coo said...

Interesting work and a journal to treasure.x

dosfishes said...

I love your work it is so vibrant and alive. Fully of yummy texture and surprises.

ArtPropelled said...

You've created a beautiful journal, Ro. I can understand wanting to keep adding to it and not quite knowing when to stop.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely stunning and a pure bargain at that price!! I wouldn't add much to it myself as it is so tactile and so RO !!! These will not last long!! You ahve inspired me to create some small vastly simpler journals to try to sell here in VA. We will see how they go!! All credit for inspiration goes to you dear friend!! your talents just blow me away!!
big Hugs!
Elizabeth

Lost Aussie said...

The colours in this book are absolutely gorgeous Ro! Full of wonderous snippets and patterns to die for!

katie jane said...

This journal is just luscious! I would be afraid to add anything to it if I owned it for fear of ruining it. There is so much really neat stuff in here. It looks like someone's personal journal already.
I love your class photos. I always enlarge to see better. I was looking out your windows, too! The gals made some very nice art.

Lucy said...

FABULOUS journal Ro!! So colourful,really DELICIOUS!
Hugs Lucy

femminismo said...

Your journal is luscious! Filled with beauty and great stuff. - Jeanne

Kim said...

Ro the finished journal looks beautiful. It is such a work of art in itself, even without anything else added! Wish I lived closer I'd love to go to one of those workshops. Ahh, one day!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Ro the journal looks fabulous.
I had such a great time at the workshop and learnt so much
Alison

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Ro what fun those girls must of had the journel is sensational to say the least.
Congrats
Jen

Chris said...

Oh, my, this journal... how can you bear to part with it? so gorgeous.

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro, look at all the work in that journal!!! It's beautiful Ro.
The class looked like fun too. All the work so different.
Jo xx

Nic Hohn said...

love your journals Ro...and all the smiling faces of your students.

Seth said...

Just spectacular Ro!!

Dot said...

Your new journal is gorgeous Ro! And I love that cover.
Am sure the ladies had a great time in your class - loved seeing the beautiful Patti there.

Jason said...

Most times I find my work "tells me" when it's complete.

Catharina Maria said...

Wow I am in love with the beautiful colors !
xox Rini the Netherlands

mary schweitzer said...

The enormous amount of work that went into this journal certainly shows. It is fabulous!!
Mary

Judy said...

Love those gold circles Ro.
Missing you !
Thinking of you every time i go shopping.
xoxoxo

Rein said...

This is wonderful!

Pia said...

wow what a great work, beautiful book

Cre8Tiva said...

love the journal...looks like you class had a productive time...i miss you...hugs, rebecca

rivergardenstudio said...

These pages, and this journal is gorgeous... I love your trees with the circles, and the seed pods and all the textures and stitching... happy Monday to you... Roxanne

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Another spectacular post full of lovely things to soak in. Your work is just so incredibly rich and expressive. Lucky ladies in your class!