Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Finished journal

I've completed my latest journal. This has been reserved by a lovely visitor to my blog. I've had a few people comment and also contact me saying that they don't get chance to purchase one of my journals because they sell fairly quickly. I'm amazed and also very humbled by the way they sell. I'm considering taking orders for them as the next two have also been reserved. If you would like one please email me and I'll add your name to the list. They take awhile to make, but I'm working on two at once to speed up the process. Thanks again for your lovely comments and support.


The side view


The cover is a piece of my hand made felt with lots of fabric elements and stitching added.


This is the spine


a pocket on the inside cover


a decorated envelope with a tag


all of the white pages have been stamped with my hand carved stamps


there are lots of my decorated paper pages


this fabric was dyed using my flour resist


some pages have my original graphics, drawn on the inside of envelopes (love the patterns),
then cut out and stuck down



Some of the many pages - there are over 150 including the fabric pages.

27 comments:

Bonnie said...

Whenever I look at your art I feel as though I have escaped from the real world and entered a place of colour, excitement and fun. What a lucky visitor she is!

atticaddict said...

While you are surprised, your loyal community is not... These journals are treasures! Gorgeous work as usual, Ro!

Lynn said...

I love turning the pages, "feeling" the textures, wondering what I would write or draw on the papers.

Gill Pinkney said...

Hello from a new member. Your work is exquisite, looking at it has really cheered me up this morning. Your use of colour is inspirational.
gill

Jenxo said...

i lovethese journals, so muany things to see . they must take ages to make :)

PamMcd said...

Such rich,textured work Ro. As an art piece it makes me think of the complexities,layers and fragments that go to make up individual lives. Each of your journals is telling more of your own story. So exciting!

artymess said...

scrumptuous ....your colours are wonderful .....I need my mojo back and this post may bring it back to me ...xx

suziqu's thread works said...

Another beautiful piece of artwork completed and such a reflection of many hours of dedicated artwork I can see here Ro.
Georgeous colours, textures and papers. Beautiful!
PS I love my new stamp. Thank you so much for that!
Love and hugs,
Suzy

Chloe said...

Gorgeous journal!

Heather said...

I'm not at all surprised that they sell well Ro - each one is gorgeous and I always feel they'd make you feel better on a bad day if you could just cuddle one!

Libertybelle said...

What a beautiful journal- such vibrant colours!

Emma said...

Love the new look here & just 'flicked' thru your journals slide show. This one is as lovely - you give so much of yourself in them, textures, shapes, colors, inspiration & dangly bits! Surely worth the careful time you take - people can get in line & may it be a long one ;)

Carol Sloan said...

This is beautiful Ro! I am teaching a book making class (mixed media fiber) and I also love to add paint/words/drawing to the inside pages.
They become like a secret world inside, don't they?

grrl + dog said...

well of ocurse they sell!

Look at th etremendous amoun tof work and detail that goes into them, plus all that gorgeous texture...

Best start the sweat shop now.

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Ro! Your journal is so lovely and the earrings I purchased from your Etsy store are too!! Thank you so much for them and packing them so beautifully. I can't believe how fast they arrived here, across the world.
Some day maybe I will meet you!
roxanne

sue said...

So joyful Ro - not at all surprised that they are "spoken for" before they are finished!
x
sue

Carol Mae said...

Your journal is simply lovely. I love your blog also. I'll be back often to see your new projects.
Regards, Carol Mae

wanda miller said...

LOVE that spine...LOVE that outside...LOVE THE inside...LOVE IT ALL. and the bold colors are STUPENDOUS. WONDERFUL WORK!

Dave said...

I can see why you have a waiting list for your journals...they are wonderful!!! What fun!!!!

Clare Wassermann said...

Why have I only just discovered you. What colours. Your blog warms me up! I've added you to my roll! Thanks for some wonderful inspiration!

Rosie said...

Whenever I look at your gorgeous journals I want to write in them! OF COURSE they sell - they're absolutely delicious!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a colorful fantastic journal book!Wondering of your artful ideas!You are so inspiring, thank you for sharing.
Hugs Anja

Elizabeth said...

Well Goodness my dear, none of us who read your blog are at all surprised that your books sell so very well!! Scrumptious!!!!! BRAVO!!!

Maria said...

That is really neat! Love the colors and the patterns. :)

Judy said...

Hi! Ro,

Another stunning Journal, full of colour, I love the way to combine your colours, no one does it quite the same way.

Rowdy-Wear said...

Hi Ro~
The journal arrived and I couldn't be happier or more excited! Every single stitch, paper, colour, button...everything is simply beautiful. Such beautiful artwork. It's going to be a joy to add my pieces of my life to it's pages.

Thanks again and again, especially for the name tag. I'm sure this is only my first. :)

Thanks again!!
Monica

Dawn said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is fabulous!