Monday, 10 May 2010

Journal and workshop

I've now completed another large fabric, decorated paper journal which I will be adding to my Etsy store this week. I've used my latest stitched piece for the cover and added buttons down the spine. The cover is edged with sari silk ribbon. This is another large journal with 100 pages made from my decorated papers, fabric and watercolour papers.


The cover and spine


Stitched flower with hand painted leaves and stem



Fabric houses on my hand dyed and painted fabric background.



A small print of one of my original pieces of art.



Hand painted and dyed fabric background with a painted lace doily. Print of a section of one of my canvases and a cut out painted heart.



I love using clothing labels as in 'Peace Angel' above. The photo is of freesias taken on one of my walks down the beach. 

I'll add more photos this week of the rest of the journal.


Saturday I had a lovely group of students attend my hand carved stamp and stencil workshop. They made some fabulous stamps including the two elephants, Nicky and Sue are holding.


Busy carving, this was a small group which gave everyone plenty of room to spread out.



Finally I received this beautiful piece of stitched art from Dot a couple of weeks ago for my birthday. I admired this piece when Dot brought it for show and tell at one of our get togethers earlier this year. The colours are wonderful, my photo doesn't do the piece justice, there is so much work in it with tiny stitching and miniature buttons and beads.

25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Delicious new Journal Ro!! I see that you are putting your nnew toy/tool to fabulous great use!!! i love the page with the poppy seed head stamping and phrase!!! Sometimes I think that the smaller workshopes are the most successful and least stressful for both student and teacher. Your students did you proud with their wonderful carvings!!!
Lucky you to have apiece of Dot's fabulous beaded embellished and quilted treasures. She is such a talent and sweet as can be!!!!!
Happy Birthday again BTW!!

happy Creative Hugs to you!!!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Ohhhhhh I love this journal beautiful!!! love love love1!!!

Such great colors!

Lovely!

Hey Ro, you will be receiving your package this week hon!

Good Morning!

Love
hugs
and creativity!! yeahhhhhhhhh!

Ohika

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Amazing...the buttons add the charm...all the decorated papers make this a true keepsake! Thank you for showing the photos of the workshop!

Katherine said...

This journal just grabbed my attention on my dashboard, oulling me over to your blog. Gorgeous work! I agree with Mary Ann the buttons really make the cover.

Healing Woman said...

Love that journal! Also wish you lived closer. The class you gave in stencil/stamp carving interests me.

Heather said...

100 pages of gorgeousness in your journal Ro. The carved stamps made by your students are super and that piece made by Dot is a treasure.

zoranoske said...

Would like to come one day on your workshop dear Ro!!!
Too bad u are so far.....

zoranoske said...

Would like to come one day on your workshop dear Ro!!!
Too bad u are so far.....

PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE your journal!! Aaah!

sue said...

The journal is just lovely - as colourful and vibrant as its maker! 100 pages?! Crikey that is a lot! Glad you enjoyed the workshop - I agree that there is something special about a small creative group - quite intimate.I am sure your students had a great time 'cos I know how good you are at imparting creative wisdom!
Belated Happy Birthday too!

Julia said...

Hi Ro, Just a nother gorgoues journal, would love to have seen it all!...But I'm sure it will be snapped up quickly!...And, my dont you look slim in that photo of your stamp class!...xx...Julia

Penney said...

Another gem of colorful goodness from you! I love the journal I bought from you, thank you.

Judy Scott said...

I love the journal - such joyous colours and I too wish I was closer so I could do your workshops :) Judy x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous journal! I love the colors and the buttons!

daisydolls said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog, it's fabulous!! Your work is just beautiful!

Studio Sylvia said...

Another wonderful journal Ro - dramatic colour, painting techniques and stamping. The workshop sounds like it was marvellous. Trust life is treating you kindly.

oneartistjournal said...

Love your journal...plenty of texture and color and spirit.
XOXOrly

azirca said...

The coloured buttons down the spine of the journal are delightful!

Kathleen Pequignot said...

Gorgeous, yummy colors! I had to post a link to your blog via my facebook page. There is so much art to see and appreciate here. I love eraser carving. I'll have to sit down and visit more parts of your blog so I don't miss anything.

Elizabeth Golden said...

The journal turned out beautiful!!! I wish I was close so I could take a stamp carving class with you. That looks like so much fun!

ArtPropelled said...

Fabulous journal Ro. They just keep getting better and the buttons add even more zing.

Jen Crossley said...

This is just so beautiful Ro.Your work is amazing

Samantha Marshall said...

Beautiful journal Ro!!!Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cory said...

Ro, your journals are fabulous.
The poppy page is wonderful.

grrl + dog said...

there is so much work
gone into the
fabric journal

so beautiful.