Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and art filled 2010.
Thank you all so much for your support in 2009 and thank you to everyone who leaves lovely comments on my blog, it's much appreciated. I try to get back to you all but find it difficult working full time and trying to start up my art business. I'm hoping that within the next couple of years I can work on my art full time.
I'm on holiday for two weeks but during this time I have jewellery orders to complete and a 'Princess wall' to paint for my three year old grand daughter. Now her brother has arrived fifteen days early, I have to get a cracking. He will be moving into her 'Nemo' room in a few weeks.












These are more pages and the cover of the journal that's in my Etsy store.

Below are more of my hand carved stamps that I added to my store today.








I'm going to endeavor to blog more this year, time permitting. I'm also going to try and update my header. I have a new photo below for my profile, the other one's a bit out of date now.

32 comments:

Doreen G said...

Happy New Year RO --I hope that you are able to achieve all that you wish for.
I love the photo it is beautiful.

Pat said...

Happy new year. and, lovely new photo, too.

Terri Kahrs said...

New year, new resolutions, new stamps, new grandson, new picture!!! Beautiful way to begin 2010, Ro! Hugs, Terri

ArtPropelled said...

Ro, I hope all your dreams come true in 2010! You really need to be making your beautiful art full time!
Your journals are so stunning. THis type of art journal is still new to me and I have never seen one here in South Africa. Forgive my ignorance but do people buy them and then write over your beautiful pages? I'm sure this is the general idea but I'm not absolutely sure. I would be quite happy to keep one as a work of art.

Studio Sylvia said...

Every success to you in 2010, Ro and may your art flourish. You have certainly had a grand start to the year. Happy "Princess" room painting!
Your journal pages are stunning and your stamps are wonderful. New photo looks good too.

Zorana said...

Oh, the colors and textures in that journal.... and the clean lines of your stamps... so very beautiful! Happy, happy new year! Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family. Loved seeing the new photo! I wish that your dream of making art full time comes true quickly. xo

Julie said...

Happy New Year Ro and the new profile photo is lovely. Every good wish for success in 2010.

Jo Wholohan said...

Happy New year Ro!!! this new photo of you is lovely xx

Nic Hohn said...

Big hugs to you darling Ro.....a beautiful photo. i so enjoy your colours.

annie lockhart said...

just look at what you've been up to...gorgeous work. good photo choice too! happy new year...shine on!

Maria Wiley said...

What a lovely time for you with both your grandchildren ... I wish you a wonderful 2010 Ro!!
Love your photo of yourself :-D
best wishes,
Maria

iNdi@ said...

and a Happy new year to you too
those images radiate joy

Janny said...

Great post beautiful work and picture;o) Have a great 2010!

Heather said...

Happy New Year Ro, and good luck with everything. The new photo is beautiful - such a lovely, natural pose - I feel you are right here with me. Your new stamps are great and your journals get better and better. Happy New Year to your growing family too - they'll keep you even busier but it's so good to watch them grow up.

Alberta said...

Well, I'm so glad you found my blog because that led me to your blog, and it is SUCH a beautiful blog. I really love your journal pages, and I look forward to reading all your older posts. Thanks for the sunshine!

Love,
Alberta

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful photo of BEAUTIFUL YOU!!!!! Your new journal is a real show stopper and your new stamps are wonderful as well!! I am especailly fond of the Doorways stamp!!!
Haave a grand time painting that Princess room - those opportunities don't come by every day!!!
Happy New Years Hugs!
Elizabeth

Candace said...

What a goodlooking post, esp that last shot, Dear "RoRo"!

A happy new year to yourself as well. I so look forward to it as I can tell you are, too! Good luck on all your new best laid plans of mice and men!

I just caught up on all your last few posts. Congrats on making it through the holidays, ha. You get a gold star definitely!


Candace in Athens x

layers said...

so you work full time AND you get so much beautiful artwork done-- I'm impressed. You remind me of my friend Leslie at Textures Shapes Color who also works and yet manages to blog and get so much art work done.. I am fortunate to get to stay home in my studio and yet I find myself behind with the blogging and house, and gardens and cooking-- I am always so impressed with artists who also work at another job.

Julie H said...

Fantastic photo's Ro: Little Xavier looks very awake for anew bub and just lovely, your new picture is a good one.

I have to say the cover of your journal caught my eye, love the colour the texture, everything about it.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

When I am grazing the internet I always feel rewarded when I stop by to visit your intimate words and images. Babies are God's way of reminding us that there is always hope for our future. Life is the gift we chose to give ourselves and nothing renews the human spirit more than holding a small little one's tiny hand in ours. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Martha Lever said...

Oh my goodness, a feast for the eyes!!!!! What a wonderful journal!! Going over to you etsy store.

Jen Crossley said...

Happy New Year to you dear Ro,Im sure this year will be a bigger and better one for you.Your new profile shot is beautiful

Brenda Grace said...

Hi Ro - so looking forward to your class to make these stamps in March at the retreat! I love your style with these and can imagine the endless possabilities. Thankyou for dropping by my blog it is always a treat! See you in March Bxxx

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi. have just found your blog whilst snowed in here in the UK. I love the colours and work in the journal, its stunning. Congratulations on your new grandson. Angela

Eva said...

Just found your kind comment on my blog and looked into yours. What a fountain of creativity and color!
What material do you use for these rubber stamps? I have used linoleum, but it doesn't take my textile paints properly.

jackie said...

Thank you for a great burst of colour on a v. white and snowy day in the UK. Congratulations to you and your family.

MiM said...

happy new year Ro i hope it is filled with much artwork and joy x

Deborah said...

Lovely work! I'm enjoying your blog. Happy new year!

Chris said...

Ro ! Your colors and patterns are ROCKING!!

I have enjoyed your blog all year and will enjoy it this year, in addition to your presence on FB. I'm glad to be your virtual friend.

Be good to yourself with the multi-tasking!

Kaye Turner said...

I said it before and I just might say it again - the journal is stunning.

Karen Cole said...

Happy New Year to you too Ro!!!

Your new blog format looks awesome, as do you. I am trying to get the time together to revamp mine as well. Time for a new header and look. Yes, time is few and far between with a full time job.

Your journal pages grace the new blog with beauty and your usual colorful style.

What a wonderful grandmother you must be to have. Still waiting over here :-) Enjoy

Seth said...

Gorgeous journal!! A very happy and healthy 2010 to you Ro!