This is the cover of my latest journal, it has my felt stitched circles turned into 'lollipop trees'. These trees seem to appear in all of my art from painting to stitching. I started using this shape, years ago when I began painting in pastel, it seems to have progressed to my collage work and journals.
This is the journal side on showing the pages, there's lots of fabric and decorated papers inside. This has the most pages to date. They just keep getting bigger.
These two photos are details showing the felt and stitched trees.
This is the first fabric page of my next journal, the photo doesn't really show the depth of colour, it's vibrant with lots of beading, stitching and my favourite sari silks.
The heart was cut out from a plastic cup that I'd used to mix a variety of blue and metallic paints when I made my decorated papers last week. The colours just shone on the side of the cup, so out came the scissors and there you have it.
Another close up, the lace doilies to the left were from my hand dyed collection.
Not all of my op shop broken jewellery finds end up in my necklaces, they've started to appear in my journals of late.
I've hand stitched lots of beads to this side of the page.
One of my favourite fabrics, sari silk, they are so luscious and vibrant.
More to come later.