Friday, 2 March 2012

Journal Workshop

I'm teaching a journal workshop at Queen of Arts Retreat in Melbourne in April this year. There are still a few vacancies in my class if you'd like to join us. Other teachers will be DJ Pettitt and Maha Ghobrial. I'm just finishing off the sample book that I will be teaching and have some photos below.
I'm also having an exhibition in May/June with Patsy, Jacky and Dot and am busy painting and making jewellery. I'll have more details of the exhibition soon.

This is one of my necklaces for the exhibition. I love mixing fabric with metal pieces.

The cover, it's still not completed yet. I will also be adding fabric strips and buttons to the spine.

The inside cover with one of my hand dyed doilies.

we will be making a few stamps and stencils for decorating the pages.

there's a variety of weights of papers, from tissue papers, paper towels and bond paper

the paper on the left is decorated tissue paper on the right is bond paper, slightly heavier

more decorated papers

we will also be using pages from an old novel

the pages waiting to be assembled and stitched into the spine.

I'll have more photos of the finished journal shortly.

All of the pages will be hand decorated by the students. The journals can be used for writing, sketching, as a diary or for photos, whatever takes you fancy.

Thanks once more to all of you lovely people who have visited my last post and also thank you to everyone who left comments, they're very much appreciated.


Corina said...

Lovely necklace!

Lynn said...

I think these pages are too beautiful just as they are to add a word or line to them, just my humble opinion.

Your top jewelry piece with fabric yo-yo's and metal is exquisite.

ArtPropelled said...

Your journals would be wonderful for beautiful poetry, Ro.

Jacky said...

Ro your necklace looks wonderful!!!I love the dingle dangles and the metal bits. Gorgeous!
I am onto my second one now. Loving the yo-yo's in your jewellery.

Jacky xox

Heather said...

I love that necklace - the mix of fabric with the metal elements is a great idea.
I envy the ladies who will attend your journal workshop - your pages are gorgeous. I agree with Lynn and wouldn't want to write or draw on them incase I spoilt them!
You sound very busy at present getting for the exhibition as well.

Anonymous said...

aha -
this is the outcome of the yoyo making...

I am a sucker for anything fibre related when it comes to jewellery.

Rosie said...

Scrumptious necklace, and the journal pages make me long to write on them. Beautiful work.

Dot said...

I love what you created using your fabric yo yo's Ro! The metal mxes beautifully with the fabric. And your journal pages are beautiful. I know that the ladies who attend your workshop in April are in for a treat. Enjoy your weekend. Weather is much cooler today that it was last Saturday when we caught up!
Dot xx

Jenxo said...

gosh your necklace is a stunner... will be looking forward to your show too...

Emma said...

Lovely pieces, that's a great mix . Lucky people who'll be at your w/s & you're in good company, too!

Anonymous said...

Very fun!! Always love looking at your journals!

Bonnie said...

They just keep getting betterer and betterer Ro! How do you do it?!

Linda said...

Fabulous necklace - so original - and the journal pages are yummy.
As always I just want to come and join in with you all!

deb said...

wish that I lived close enough I would sign up in a second -

Elizabeth said...

Lucious journal for your super lucky students- WAH!!!!! I want o be one of them, Perhaps I still have time to crawl into one of Jen Crossley's cases and fly home with her!! I met her this past weekend at Art and Soul and look forward to teaching with her in Portland in Oct. She said that she knew you and is teaching with you at Art is you!! She has a hug, to you, from me to deliver!!! Fabulous necklace!!!! Big Hugs!!

franswazz said...

I also print on tissue paper but I have a question: what is "bond paper"?
Love it all!


Judy said...

Hi! Ro,

Wow1 Busy lady, I adore the journal for your workshop, wish I was a traveller, I'd think of coming. The necklace is gorgeous, I'M drooling over it. Hope your exhibition is a super success, the workshop also.

kutedymples said...

The journal is so pretty, I love all of your awesome ideas. I am going to incorporate some into my journal and hope it turns out half as pretty as yours. The yo yo necklace is fantastic as well. Stunning!