It was wet and cold today so we sat around their newly installed fire place and had the most delicious lunch. Their cherry cheesecake is to die for.
The five of us are having our own round robin with altered books. Mine is a book on Africa so I decided that my pages would follow that theme.
Below are the pages I've completed, it's now passed on to Patsy to weave her magic as only she can.
This is the inside cover. I wanted to make it appear like water with lots of rushes and weeds.
This page uses some of my hand carved stamps, papers and fabrics.
Again more of my hand carved stamps, lots and fabric and stitching. I drew in the giraffe and then faded it out slightly.
This page has gum leaves stitched to a band of painted watercolour paper, with more hand painting and fabrics.
Finally this page had lots of lions sitting on the branches of a tree. I've kept three of the faces of the lions, (two are well hidden) and then I've created my own versions of the trees with collage and paint.
We always have show and tell when we get together and these are some of the wonderful things we had to look at.
Jacky has been taking Jude Hill's online workshop creating a 'slow cloth', it's amazing. We were all so impressed and inspired to create our own.
This is a stunningly beautiful piece of Dot's art, there's so much work and detail in all of Dot's work. Stitching, beads, sequins, buttons, felting and in such fabulous colour combinations, just amazing.
Everyone gathered around to discuss this magnificent piece of Patsy's art. Her work is amazing and comes straight from the heart, she's one of a kind.
This is the piece they were looking at. All of the detail is in pen and ink over watercolour paint. My photo definitely doesn't do it justice, it's magnificent.
This is Patsy with another fabulous piece. We keep trying to talk her into starting a blog so that she can share her work with everyone, we're slowly convincing her.
This wonderful triptych of three beautiful collage canvases is Julia's work and guess what. I was the very lucky recipient of these fabulous works of art. They are absolutely gorgeous.
I was very lucky and received a gorgeous hand knitted scarf from Dot, a beautiful brooch from Jacky, one she'd purchased from the amazing Jacky at Dog Daisy Chains. I also purchased a beautiful piece from her recently. I will have the photos on my next blog post. Patsy, Julia and Jacky also gave me some beautiful fabrics. It was a really, magical day had by all.