Sunday, 11 March 2012

A bit of everything

I've been busy this week finishing off my sample journal for the decorated papers and journal class I'll be teaching at the Queen of Arts retreat in April this year, there's still a couple of vacancies if you'd like to join us.


The finished cover of the journal


We will be adding inserts into the journal so you can add fabric pages, or anything else, at a later date. We won't have time to make the fabric pages in the class.


The other side of the sample fabric page showing the insert we will add.


another insert waiting for a fabric page or anything else you might like to add later.


a close up of the fabric and button spine



I taught a wonderful group of students a new 'junk journal' made from cards, cardboard, fabric scraps and decorated papers this week. It was great fun and they all went home with a journal that they can spend many happy hours adding to and decorating.


Packs of my hand dyed laces.







I've added some packs of my hand dyed lace to my Etsy store.
There are five lengths per pack each measuring a metre in length.
The lace is made in Denmark, in a variety of materials.


I've also added a new hand carved stamp to my Etsy


Phew I hope I haven't bored you to death with all of this. it's been a very busy week.



29 comments:

Gretz said...

Gorgeous Ro!

Lynn said...

No, it's all so pretty and textural and exciting to see and enjoy! Have fun at the class. I know all your lucky students will.

atticaddict said...

Great colours Ro. I love the way your back teaching area is looking as well- such a warm and inviting room.. not to mention creative!

Elizabeth Armstrong said...

I just LOVE everything RO!

Penny said...

I for one certainly are not fed up with seeing the lovely work you do, I try to do it on my own but some how it never looks as lovely as yours do. Would love to go to the retreat but have other things on. Hoping that one day when I come to visit my son in Melbourne I can do a class with you.

Kim said...

That tree is just........so

sharon young said...

Wow! What a wonderful feast for the eyes, the lace is superb, andyour workshop looked brill, wish I could come and visit.

Heather said...

Your posts are never boring Ro - how could they be? Your journal class looks such fun and I love the range of colours you have dyed for the lace packs.
Sadly I can't afford the air fare and would need bed and breakfast as well to attend your class!!

deb said...

you posts are always a shot of beautiful colour in my day - you ave such a mastery of putting colour and texture together. On my bucket list is a class with you someday. Come to America and teach me!!

jan said...

All gorgeous and lovely...x

ArtPropelled said...

Never a dull moment with the creative buzz that goes on here. Looking at the button spine in awe!

Gill Pinkney said...

wow, you have been busy, seems you can turn your hand to anything, your hand dyed lace packs are gorgeous. also, thank you so much for your kind comments over on my blog, they are much appreciated.

Jenxo said...

aww what a wonderful post, love all the beautiful asian touches in the journal too..you have been busy what with your class[ which i wouldve loved to do btw] and the lace packs :)
love that little stamp..

sue said...

Ro your work is never boring - how could it be it is such a celebration of colour and form! Lovely lovely lovely- a treat for my eyes!

Dot said...

Hi Ro
I agree with everyone else. Am always happy to see photo's of your art. Bring it on:). Your journal class is going to be wonderful. Great to see happy students too.
Dot xx

Emma said...

How could such stimulating color & generosity of ideas ever be boring? That word isn't even in my vocabulary ;)

Elizabeth said...

Boring us could NEVER happen Ro! Not with your glorious work!!! the insert is a great way to handle the time dillema one runs into when teaching!! BRILLIANT!!! I Wish that i could beam myself over in april!!
Now that Jen Crossley is coming over to teach maybe she and I can start working on you to come over too!!!!!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

A wonderfully colourful post Ro! The lace looks fantastic and your journal is luscious (as always).
Wish I could fly over.... ;-)

Papagodesign said...

It was a fabulous workshop and a treat to see all your journal pages in real life. The colours just pop.
Now, where have those scissors gone? Maybe your snaps can give us a clue?

Judy said...

Ro,

How could you possibly bore us to death, with your gorgeous journals and the lovely dyed lace, I just grabbed a pack couldn't letit pass.

Nicky said...

Love this colourful post Ro, it was a great class (as all of them are)thanks for being such a patient teacher :)

Nicky said...

love your colourful post Ro. Great pics - I loved the class and thanks for being such a patient teacher (esp when a needle and thread is involved :) !!

artymess said...

Looking at your work is so inspiring ...never boring ...xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! "BUSY" seems an understatement...if only a week in my life could be as productive! Lovely work as ever Ro...it just blows me away.

femminismo said...

You've been so creative! Good for you. Makes up for the rest of us! Love the journal binding of fabric and buttons and the tree stamp.

Karen Cole said...

Your colors make me so happy......the lace, ooolala....

Oh, to sit in one of your workshops...to be in a studio with you and play all day. How wonderful that would be.

Your button spine makes mine all tingly....:-)

Beautiful world you live in.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I have just come across your blog and am now a follower.What lovely journal pages and what lovely colours. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

suziqu's thread works said...

What a fantastic example of your journal work to take when you teach at the Queen of Arts workshop - It would be so wonderful to be there!
I love the insert idea to add pages to later or as you go.
DJ's sample journal too is superb and you'll get to see it in person as well - lucky you.
Your lace colours are beautiful Ro!
Love my stamp by the way!
Hugs,
Suzy

Gwen said...

Such a fantastic journal.
Thank you for your comment about how dry England seems at the moment.
England still looks green, but we need rain so badly, especially in the south east corner. We can only use watering cans from the 5th April, but catching shower water is one thing I will try. Thanks for the tip.
xx