Monday, 5 October 2009

Bigger than ever

I seem to be on a roll with my journals, they just keep getting bigger. This one has so many pages I had to create two signatures. The cover had to have a separate spine which I've added beads to for decoration.

Below are some of the pages, there are still lots more but I couldn't fit all the photos in one post. This will be for sale on my Etsy.














Over the weekend I attended a fabulous felting workshop run by Elizabeth Armstrong. Elizabeth is such a wonderful teacher and is so generous. Her work is stunning. Walking into her studio is like stepping into Aladdin's cave, there is fabulous colour everywhere and so much to see. Elizabeth teaches from home and is also teaching at Creative Soul Retreat in March. If you've ever wanted to learn how to make felt, Elizabeth's the lady to see.



Above is a piece of felt I made on Sunday after the workshop. I hope to make pieces like this that I can cut up and use in my jewellery.

Below is the silk and felted scarf I made in class.

28 comments:

Heather said...

Your latest journal is fantastic and the felt pieces are stunning. I love your poppy seedhead stamps and the onion dome designs and, as ever, your colour schemes are just glorious.

Terri Kahrs said...

I always know where to come when I need a color fix! Fantastic pages, and those felted pieces make me swoon! Hugs, Terri

Kaytee said...

Your journals are amazing! i hope to one day purchase one when I can fir it into my budget!

Jeane said...

wow! such wonderful colors and textures and your felt looks so much like your journaling pages - beautiful :)

sherry ♥ lee said...

Holy mackerel!! These journal pages are so rich and delicious!!

Your felting follows suit -- you have a wonderful eye for colour and texture...the scarf is amazing!

JP said...

wow I just love your felted pieces and the new journal is just amazing

Linda said...

Your journal is totally fabulous and unique; every page is full of inspiration. Great felting too...I keep looking at the scarf in close up to see if I can work out how you did it!

ArtPropelled said...

Glorious felt pieces, Ro. I recently discovered Elizabeth's site and am so impressed with what one can do with felt.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

What a fantastic journal

Wild Somerset Child said...

What a wonderful and spectacular journal - you make me feel I want to spend all my time making art and stop writing (and it takes something to make me say that!)

I will now drool again over each page, and thank you again for sharing your amazing work. Ann from UK

Chrisy said...

Wow what a blog post! That journal...well it's just wonderful...the lucky purchaser will get 96 original works of art!...and you've done a felting workshop as well and made some stunning things already...I feel very slack...

Rochelle said...

I love your work. The colors are always so amazing. I know you teach classes at your home, but will you ever consider teaching on line? I live in the US,but I still would love to take one of your classes. Thanks for sharing what you do.

Dot said...

Ro - your latest journal is stunning! So pleased you had such a good time at Elizabeth's on Saturday. Funny you used the expression Aladdin's Cave as that is exactly what Jacky and I thought! Your scarf is gorgeous and the piece of felt you made on Sunday is bold and vibrant (I love Orange).
Look forward to seeing you next Wednesday at the knitting group.
Dot x

Poetic Artist said...

This journal is great.
The scarf you made is beautiful..
There is so much to experience, in our world of art.

azirca said...

Wow! what a beauty..overflowing with vibrant colours, textures and patterns, gorgeous!

Jacky said...

Ro I loooove your felting (but I knew I would). Your scarf is a real work of art...stunning.
How clever to make that gorgeous orange felted collage on Sunday, Wonderful, bold colours and I cant wait to see them in the flesh!
Ahhh what can I say about your amazing journals that the others havent already said...I'm just so pleased I will be doing another journal class with you soon!

Jacky xox

Karen Cole said...

How can you possibly part with this masterpiece of a journal? Holy moly. You are just amazing. I would very much like to learn felting as well. It's incredible how I would know any piece made by you no matter waht medium. you are the color queen.

The only thing missing from your scarf is you. How about modeling next time.

Do you ever use skype?

Elizabeth said...

Ro!! Your scarf made with Elizabeth has your name allo over it!!! How luciousand the orange piece too!!! Classes with Elizabeth sound like such a dream! So glad that you had such an opportunity!! The felting bug has bitten me as well!! So many things to do how can we do it ALL????
the journal is over the top gorgeous!! Every time I see I think "well THIS IS IT!! THIS is my Favorite!!!" then you make another that is more over the top than the last!!! Roll on Creative Color muse!!! You are the Queen of color in my book!!!
Big Hugs!
Elizabeth

sharon young said...

What can i say, stunning journal, just about covers it, I love it, really inspired :-)

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro, pages and pages of wonder. :)
Great you have made more felt, it's stunning and you photgraphed your scarf beautifully. It was fun doing the workshop with Elizabeth, hope to do another one day. Jo xx

Seth said...

That journal is tremendously spectacular. No...spectacularly tremendous. Okay...let's just say amazing!

Sam Marshall said...

Your journal looks absolutely amazing. I love the felt, too.

Kristy C said...

Wow!! So gorgeous.......and I adore all the colors!!

katie jane said...

This book is simply delicious! I enlarged and examined each and every page. Love it.
The scarf is so original and beautiful.

Jason said...

A question about the journals Ro...Can they be used to write on for like a diary or something...?

oneartistjournal said...

So so sooooooo yummy..what an explosion of colors and textures..beautiful.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

My words are just a reflection of everyone else. Your work is an inspiration and your latest journal is wonderful!

Cathy said...

YOU ARE A TRUE ARTIST!!! I am so impressed! I want to try my hand at a fabric/paper journal, but it will be so normal looking compared to your wonderful art! sigh~~~~