Thursday, 13 January 2011

Latest pages

These are my journal pages for the past two days. I ended up taking my journal with me to a cafe today and worked on the pages, it's a great time to catch up with journaling and very relaxing.


I love adding decorations to the sides of the pages.


These are nasturtiums that were in the garden at the Heidi gallery.
I add a few of my stamps for decoration and more words for my goals for 2011


This is a beautiful native plant we have growing in our garden, I don't know it the berries are edible.
It has very long leaves similar to a flax plant. 


The photo and the sketch.




26 comments:

Lucy said...

Lovely pages & beautiful colours.
So nice that now you are ,"retired" you have time to make art whilst sipping coffee in a cafe!
Hugs Lucy

Bren said...

Ro what beautiful pages you are creating, I can see this journal is going to be a visual treasure!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely Ro and such lucious colors!!!! Blue and yellow my very favorite color combo!!!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

What beautiful pages these are!! I love to take my journal to the cafe(O:

ju-north said...

What a great way to spend the day!

Heather said...

Lovely pages Ro - full of light and warmth.

Remantics said...

Hi Ro, Karen from Brisbane here, I really enjoy your blog... I think that those berries are from a blue flax lily, I don't think they are poisonous but I do know they make a lovely mauve/blue dye when boiled up - I have used them for this having pre-boiled some silk in salt solution. You need quite a few tho. Cheers, Karen

Karen Cole said...

Ro, I simply love this layout you are using. The beautiful edges bring the eye straight into center, to enjoy your sketches and photos. I want to go right to my sketchbook and try it.

I am following what is happening everyday down there and praying that mother nature calms herself down soon.

Last but not least, thank you so much for your always encouraging comments. I have so appreciated your artful friendship for the past few years. You were one of the first.

xo Karen

Terri Kahrs said...

Visually stunning, Ro! Your journal pages are food for the soul! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jensters said...

Such wonderful pages and colour...especially when its grey outside.

Alison said...

I have been lurking for quite some time, but thought I would finally comment. I suppose it is the challenge of naming that plant! I am basically certain that it is a plant called Dianella.

These pages are beautiful!

Deborah said...

Lovely! I really like the decorations on the side of the page.

jenny said...

Gorgeous pages Ro... love the idea of taking your journal to the cafe... sounds delicious :)))

Jenny x

Julia said...

Really lovely pages Ro!,
Love the flowers and berries and look forward to seeing more, love that you put the date stamp on the pages too...xx..julia

Jacky said...

Love your sketching Ro...this new style of journalling is wonderful. I think this new lifestyle is suiting you... cafes, sketching, sounds perfect to me.
When Norma and I were holidaying at Lakes Entrance we took our journals and sketched. I must admit I was a bit self conscious at first, but it was fun and lovely to look back on.

Jacky xox

ArtfulLee Designed said...

What a lovely thought - journaling while enjoying a coffee out and about. I love your pages, so colourful and bright. Love the border decorations too
Lee:)

Penny said...

Lovely pages, yes the blue berries are from a native dianella species, dont know which one, and as Karen says is known as blue flax lily. I have several, some have larger berries than others, must try using them to dye with. dont think eating blue berries would be a good idea, our old poison bottles were always blue.

femminismo said...

Beautiful! I have to do a stamp. You are the one who got me started and I so enjoy it. Yes! That's my goal for tonight.

Diane said...

Hi Ro--I'm so happy to have found your blog--beautiful work and love the colors!!

LambAround said...

Wow! These are beautiful :)

I'm a fellow Albuquerque blogger. It's nice to meet you!

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful journalpages in such a beautiful colours!

grrl + dog said...

ooh!

a glimpse into your journal..
beautiful.. the pansies are gorgeous.

Remantics said...

Hi again Ro, thanks for your comment. Yes the clean up is amazing, it is like a war zone outside my house, complete with the army! People have been incredible, so many volunteers helping to clean up.
Re the dying using the flax lily, you can save them up in the freezer and then boil when you have enough. I blogged about it awhile ago: http://travelswithlil.blogspot.com/2010/11/alchemy.html. I come from Victoria, lived in Cockatoo in 1983! Understand the fear of bush-fires, now I understand the fear of flood too! All the best, Karen

Kim Palmer said...

Loving the journal pages Ro! The pansies and blue. So much colour and light.

Regina said...

Absolutely lovely, Ro! Wish I had time to go to the coffee shop and just journal to my heart's content...

suziqu's thread works said...

Ro your artwork is always so refreshing - those pansies and blue flax lillies look beautiful.
Hope you are enjoying your time at home now!