Monday, 8 November 2010

Full class

The fabric workshop filled up very fast which is great news. I'm going to hold another one early next year for those who missed out. The photo below is one of the things we will be doing in the workshop, it's paper made from fabric and paper serviettes. You can stencil over it with paint, add fabric scraps to it. Hand or machine stitch it and also add beads.




These are the papers after they have dried, they are not as shiny as they look in the photos.


This is a section of one of the sheets. I stitched over the butterfly and created flowers with organza, then cut away the remaining organza to show the paper.


This section has lots of machine stitching with metallic threads.


This has lots of seed beads added.


I also made another mixed media quilt inspired by Beryl Taylor, it's not finished yet, I think it might end up as a page in a journal I've been commissioned to make.






25 comments:

Healing Woman said...

These pages are a true feast for the eyes. As I've said before, wish I could take your class. Distance prohibits.

The paper serviettes? I'm not sure exactly what those are. Are they a kind of paper towel?

Thanks for showing all these beauties.

suziqu's thread works said...

Ro you can count me in energetically - I'd love to join in one of these fabric workshops one day somehow! These pages look superb!

Nic Hohn said...

these are DIVINE dearest Ro!

yogiknitgirl said...

Oh how beautiful they are Ro! I love the beauty of the computer and how I can be inspired by your work all the way in Virginia Beach, Virginia . . . might we see some color copied collage papers from those one day on your etsy?????? Take care . . . wish I could take that class!!!! You are truly amazing!

iHanna said...

All of this is very inspirational just to look at! Love the last artwork piece - awesome circle!

Terri Kahrs said...

Be still my heart!!! These are beyond stunning, Ro!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Bren said...

Oh Ro these are just terrific! Wonderful, intricate details, a feast for the eyes

Heather said...

I'm not surprised your workshop filled up so quickly. If I lived in the right hemisphere I'd sign up myself. Your papers are so rich and beautiful, and your Beryl Taylor quilt is stunning.

ordinarycourage said...

I'm in Sydney and wish I could join your class nearby or online.


Colette

Wild Somerset Child said...

Yes and yes and yes and yes - words fail me, your fabric paper is so beautiful. I hoard paper napkins and use them in journaling and actually was about to use some motifs in some textile booklets. They will never look as good as yours. I just love all the pages.

Wild Somerset Child said...

P.S. seeing the last comment (from ordinarycourage), do you do online workshops? Ann from UK.

NuminosityBeads said...

How exciting these pieces are! Lucky are those that got into your workshop. They make me want to play with color right now.
xoxo Kim

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Such beautiful work Ro. I love all of the colour and texture combinations you have going there
Lee:)

Karen Turner said...

That looks really effective.

artistsjournal said...

What eye candy! And so inspiring. I'm reminded again why I need to not miss your blog! Would absolutely love to attend one of your classes, but the travel would be an issue. One can dream. :)

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wonderful pages, full of life and colour, and paper napkins, a favourite ingredient of mine :)

Jacky said...

Loooooove this Ro...so you!!!!

Hope to see some of this work in the flesh soon (if you havent already put it into journals and posted them off).

Jacky xox

simply blue said...

Hello Ro!
The pictures, colors are wonderful. I'm not clear on how it is "paper"...and what are paper serviettes? Thank you, Ro! Beautiful work

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh my gosh, Ro, these are stunning... wow! it sounds like you are happy and thriving... art and teaching. What a wonderful combination... roxanne

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh my gosh, Ro, these are stunning... wow! it sounds like you are happy and thriving... art and teaching. What a wonderful combination... roxanne

Karen Cole said...

Well Ro, I am just overwhelmed with all of your work. It is so wonderful to see how you have evolved over the years.....yikes, years! The pages, the fabrics, the quilts, the journals...I am so thrilled to see everything you are working on and to see how everyone responds to your work.I can't imagine how you have been able to make your pieces even richer in color and texture.

I am trying very hard to balance my full time working and trying to get into my studio. It has not been easy. I have so much pent up creative energy just dying to release.

I LOVE your new quilted and felted pieces.

Hope you are enjoying every minute.

Love,
Karen

grrl + dog said...

lots of texture and jewels in the work..

mixed, lush media..

azirca said...

Stunning!

Robin Olsen said...

Of course your class is full. These are luscious! Such great depth to them.

Jane LaFazio said...

gorgeous!! simply gorgeous.