This is the finished journal.
These are typical papers that we will make to go into the journal.
I'd again like to thank everyone for visiting my blog and leaving all of your lovely comments, it's so difficult to get around to you all personally, I try but working full time and my jewellery and other art ventures doesn't leave me a lot of time to catch up with everyone, so thank you all, your comments are very much appreciated.
I spent most of Saturday with my brother and sister trying to find a suitable aged care facility for my mother, she's eighty five and had a fall four weeks ago. She had to have surgery due to bleeding on the brain, this has left her with very little movement down her left side, she struggles to move and can't sit up at all. We're hoping there might be a chance she will improve, but things aren't looking too good. My eighty eight year old father is finding it difficult to come to terms with as he's been her carer for the past ten years, he's done an amazing job. It's so sad to see it come to this.
I've finally started the 'Princess wall" for one of my little princesses. She is a great supervisor making sure I get the colours right. Here's where I'm at so far. I'll show more photos as it progresses.
I've just completed another hand made journal hopefully to sell at the retreat in March. I hope to have a few more made as well as some jewellery, canvases and hand carved stamps. Busy busy.
The cover is hand painted canvas lined with fabric.
This is the inside showing the fabric lining.
These are just a few of the pages.
And how's this for artistic coffee, there's a lovely cafe not far from home where they make fabulous food and great coffee, it tastes as good as it looks.
I couldn't resist this photo, we pass these trees on our daily walk near home, the flowers are delightful. I finally remembered to take my camera with me last week. I had to use the flash to try to capture the true colour, they are the most magnificent of our flowering gums (eucalyptus ficifolia), the trees are usually alive with our equally colourful lorikeets.
More soon, enjoy your week.