Friday, 23 April 2010

Stamp and stencil workshop

I will be holding a hand carved stamp and stencil workshop at home on May the 8th, if you would like to attend please email me for details. We we be carving lots of stamps and making stencils and masks.


These are the types of stamps we will be carving.



These are typical stencils.



And these are the types of masks we will create.


I've been busy assembling more journals, here's another one I've just added to my Etsy store.


The cover.



















These are all typical pages in the journal, you can write or draw in it, use it for photos or a diary, for poetry or affirmations, whatever takes your fancy.


I'd also like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your birthday wishes and for your concerns over my father, again I haven't had time to thank you all personally but your comments are so very much appreciated. My dad is still in hospital and will be there for quite a few weeks. They are hoping to rehabilitate him so that he can still live at home as long as he accepts outside help. He's doing quite well considering his age.

As a thank you for all of your kind comments and for taking the time to visit my blog I'm having a give away. The package consists of some of my decorated papers, fabrics, buttons and beads, prints of my art and other odds and ends. To enter the draw just leave me a comment and I will draw a name out of the hat next week.



The giveaway.

51 comments:

Heather said...

Its nice to hear your father is doing well. I love your journals. They are so full of color and whimsy. I wish I lived closer so I could attend your stamp workshop, it sounds like a great time. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely giveaway!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I echo Heather...I wish I lived closer so I could attend your STAMP class...I love cutting shapes and your material looks fascinating.
Put me down for the giveaway...I'm feeling especially lucky! HA

fromthepines said...

I too would love to go to this workshop -I've wanted to try making stamps for a while now...
Beautiful giveaway!!

Cheryl

Kathy Kenney said...

love the freedom in your work. Since I can't cross the ocean to attend your class, please throw my name in the hat for your give away. Kathy Kenney

Kathy Kenney said...

Love the freedom in your work! Since I can't cross the ocean to join your class, please toss my name in your hat for the giveaway. Thanks for sharing,

Kathy Kenney

Kathy Kenney said...

Oh dear, I wasn't trying to beat the odds, just having a problem with google!

Kathleen said...

Your work is so lovely! Any chance of visiting the US for a workshop? I'd come in a heartbeat. Please include me in your giveaway. Best wishes for your father, by the way... I know how hard it is for everyone as your parents age.

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

mwquilt said...

Glad your father is doing better...hope everything will go well for him.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway, and a belated "happy birthday." Hope you and your new machine are getting on well :-)

Kaye Turner said...

I wish I wish I lived closer! These look positively scrumptious, as always. Glad to hear things are starting to look a bit brighter for you all.

Elizabeth said...

Your Journals just keep getting more and more beautiful!!! you know that I would do just about anything to be a your next class- except swim perhps!!!:)
So glad that your Dad has stabilized and that you are content with his care- this is all so hard!!!!
Love the new doorway stamp- Beautiful!!!!

Heather said...

I'm another Heather and love your stamps, stencils and masks. Your journals just keep getting lovelier - each one is more stunning than the one before. Glad your Dad is doing OK - at least you can relax while he is in hospital and getting round the clock care. Do hope he will co-operate with the care arrangements when he comes home - Dads can be too independent! Your giveaway goodies look gorgeous and I'd love to take part.

Lotus said...

I think there's a consensus here that you live too far away from us! I wish I could attend any workshop you do! lol...

Please toss me in the hat!
Thank you!
Lotus

CreativSpirit said...

Your journals are scrumptious and so inspiring. I would LOVE to be the lucky winner of your generous gift. I would also love to be able to attend one of your classes, not impossible as I live north of Sydney.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

I love your journal. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

Emma said...

Wonderful, as usual & I would be there but for being as far away as everybody else on this page! (maybe a little tutorial?!)I was going to ask what sewing machine you use - I need to update, but you answered already - a belated happy birthday to you & you lucky thing!

Hoping your dad keeps getting better.

Penny said...

Would love to be in the give away.
Would also love to do the workshop but wont be in Melbourne then, unfortunately.
Glad to hear your father is getting bettr.

Pat said...

Visiting your blog is always a pleasure and the chance for the giveaway is amazing! Please count me in.

Teresa said...

That's great news about your dad. It's hard on all of us to accept change, but it seems harder on the elderly.
Sadly, I can't get to this workshop either :( I have my fingers crossed for the next one.
I also have my fingers crossed for this delicious giveaway. Lots of handy 'Ro' things would be wonderful!

Studio Sylvia said...

Hi Ro, Good to hear that your dad's wishes, to be at home, have reached a compromise and he will accept home help. Your give away is fabulous.

Doreen G said...

Glad that your Dad is on the mend Ro and I hope it continues for him.
Dad's can be a bit contankerous when they think that their independence is being taken away from them but hopefully he will settle into it when it happens.
I agree with the others-I would love to do one of your workshops if only.....
I would like to be in your giveaway as well----Pleeasse----

Rochelle said...

You work is amazing. I hope you consider some form of teaching for those of us who are to far away to take a class. Glad to hear your father is doing well. Thanks for the chance to win. Rochelle

lisa_crofts said...

Beautiful Journal Ro... I'm in.

Leisurely Lesley said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway - which I would love to win.

marieJ said...

....I love love all your work...
I would love to attend the STAMP workshop...

It would be awesome winning this giveaway package.

cathy said...

Oh winning all those goodies would be like christmas. i live in darwin....to far to attend your classes sadly!

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi, I just found your Blog through KellyKilmer's, and I am so happy that I did! I LOVE your journals and your art. Just beautiful. I find such joy, and challenges, through my own art journaling. Peace and good thoughts for your father. ~Kathy

Jacqui said...

Lovely journals

Carmen said...

pick me pick me pick me!!!
LOL
thank you for your generosity!
just to come and see it is super di duper delightful for me
still...
pick me pick me pick me!!!

femminismo said...

Your journals are wonderful, as always. And a carved stamp and stencil workshop. If only I lived down the street! - Jeanne

Lost Aussie said...

Your hand carved stamps are always lovely - lucky guests to be able to attend!

downunderdale said...

Hello Ro - wouldn't I love to attend your workshop - maybe one day!
Dale

Sue M said...

What a great give away Ro - and what good news re your father. What a difficult time for him - and you all too.

Patricia said...

I visit your blog on a regular
basis. Love the journals and stamps.
I am not yet a blogger, so may not be eligible for the give away ?
But no harm in joining in :-)

Hope things go well with your Dad.

brigitte said...

Your journals are beautiful. all the best to you and your dad.

Penney said...

I absolutely love your journal style...can't wait to get mine in the mail! Belated birthday wishes.

Seth said...

Another gorgeous journal!

sue said...

Ro the journals look amazing - so vibrant and just so - well so YOU! Hope you have fun teaching the classes - I loved the one I took with you and have been using that circle stamp I made heaps!

Found art blog said...

One of these days, I'm going to save up enough pennies to buy one of your books!!! Hugs to you and your Dad..... and please can you put me down for your giveaway?! thank you!

bernie said...

I have one of your journals and I just love it. So much love and effort you put into it so I am sure your stamp and stencil workshop will be no different . Wish I lived closer I would love to do the workshop!! Bernie

Judy said...

What a gorgeous selection of treasures here. What a great workshop with the stamp-making. Would love to be in the draw!Thanks.

lindacreates said...

Ro, I am so happy to hear that your father is doing well. Your stamps and journal are wonderful. I wish I lived closer so I could come and take classes from you! Your giveaway is delicious!

lindacreates said...

Ro, I am so happy to hear that your father is doing well. Your stamps and journal are wonderful. I wish I lived closer so I could come and take classes from you! Your giveaway is delicious!

liensdingen said...

Hi Ro, I like visiting your blog for the beautiful things you make. I play the slideshow over and over again and see something new every time.

postal orphan said...

Wow - found your blog via a link from Kelly Kilmer, and your work is fabulous! Thanks for the chance at some lovely goodies. I'm off to peruse the rest of your blog!

Mª Clara Lloveras said...

I love your journals, are very lovely!!!!!!
And thanks for this opportunity for giveaway!!!!

Maria Clara from Spain.
www.artista.over-blog.es

Deborah said...

I wish I lived closer, too! Your work is gorgeous!

lee said...

Long time lurker on your blog, I hope your father is doing well.
& thank you very much for the opportunity with your giveaway.

Constance said...

I need a journal like yours. If we were closr I would love to take lasses on stamp carving and making a journal out of treasures. I am always excited to see what you have made. -Constancefrom Utah, USA

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KWichert said...

I love your art journals and all that you do with your original papers and paintings. I would love to be in the giveaway! I hope to be able to buy one of your journals. I keep watching your store.