Monday, 11 January 2010

The Piano

What a fabulous time we had yesterday at Jo's home. Jo decided to dismantle her old piano and invited some fellow artists and bloggers, including Rosie who was visiting from the UK, to join in the task. Beautiful weather, great friends and wonderful food made the day so enjoyable. It was lovely to catch up with Janette, Trish, Carolyn, Cathy and Jason again as well as to meet some new artists friends.
We're all looking forward to creating some unusual art pieces from our collections.

The piano before the dismantling.

These are some of the shots of various stages and fascinating parts of the piano.

I hope to be able to show you down the track what I do with my treasures.

This is another journal that I have for sale in my Etsy store. This journal has a combination of blank watecolour papers, decorated papers, original and laser art pieces, laser prints of my papers some stitched decorations and a mix of different weights of lined and hand made papers.

This is the cover, it's made from my hand painted canvas and lined with Kaffe Fassett fabric.

These are a few of the pages in the journal.


Seth said...

That journal cover is amazing!!

Joanne said...

Looking forward to seeing what you create from a piano Ro!

Jacky said...

I'm with Jo, I cant wait to see what you all create with your piano many possibilites and always lovely to see how different artists use the same pieces in their art. Always surprises me all the different creations.
Wonderful journal again. Cover and pages, such a wonderful mix.
Looking forward to catching up early Feb.

Jacky xox

ArtPropelled said...

My heart was racing over at Jo's blog, reading about the dismantling. All those piano pieces to use in art!!! Wonderful that you were there. I will be watching what you do with your pieces with interest, Ro.
I love this journal... a work of art indeed!

Studio Sylvia said...

Your journal is a fantastic art statement Ro. I too will look forward to viewing your use of the piano parts.

Jen Crossley said...

Oh That Piano Ro how awesome.Your journel are sensational Ro you are amazing

A rambling rose said...

It was wonderful to meet you all - i felt as if I already knew my Aussie blogging friends - a fabulous day in a great place, great food, great company and a piano to dismantle - i even got to take a souvenir of it - so a bit of this piano will eventually arrive in the UK!!! Thank you everyone

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro, love these pics of the piano, and your stunning journal.
What a day we had yesterday...the sort that makes life a superb thing!!!
Loved catching up with you and Steve. I had a hunch everyone would get on :)
Looking forward to seeing what you do with your bits too...Jo xx

Heather said...

It's great that the old piano will get a new lease of life in various works of art. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of it. Another fantastic journal just bursting with delights.

Elizabeth said...

First off, I love your new blog header!!! Second, what fun to work with old piano parts and to join in on the dismantling party!!! I know that fabulous things will result........ Your journals are delicious and I loved seeing the slideshow!! I am drooling. I think that it is a great idea to make some small ones as well as the lucious big ones- hit many price points as you can!!!

Dale said...

oh wow... to work with the parts of an old piano! Visions of piano wire, ivory keys, and rusty screws are dancing in my head. How fantastic. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Deborah said...

Your work is gorgeous!

Holly Dean said...

Wow! Dismantling and using the piano parts is a brilliant idea!
The journal is simply stunning - delicious in fact ( :

Judy Wise said...

Hey, wow, love the new look of your blog (much lighter and easier to read) - LOVE the journal pages, some of my favorite so far and whoo hoo, demolishioning a piano, what fun. Really, what a great post.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness,


for your journal. How long did you spend making that?? I love it to bits.

And you have rosie now, excellent!
She is lots of fun.

layers said...

These images and stories are the beginning of the re-birth of that old piano-- looking forward to more

Claire said...

Hi Ro have just. discovered your blog and absolutely love your journals. Will have to visit again when i have more time. Hope the cool change comes through early as it's warm and windy here in N.E. Vic. Best wishes for 2010.

A rambling rose said...

HERE I am again Ro - forgot to say that i once did a Kaffe Fassett workshop in the 80's! and your journal is fabulous - looking forward to seeing what happens to your bit of the piano!!

Found art blog said...

Dribble. Sorry, I'm sure I've flooded your computer by now, but dribble dribble!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Great piano photos. Sounds like everyone had a great time, food and fun and dismantling too! Your journal is beyond beautiful...I especially drawn to your pomegranate images.

Trudi Sissons said...

These are beautiful Ro - I love your style....and yes, the piano - what an interesting challenge.