Monday, 16 April 2012

workshop and journal

Wow it's been awhile since my last post. I've now completed my latest journal below. I also taught a lovely group of students at the Queen of Arts Retreat last Friday. They made some fabulous decorated papers then turned them into beautiful journals. We had a great day.


my latest journal


the side view








some of the many pages.


Kerry and Denise at the retreat


Shirley, Kerry and Denise


Vivienne


I received these fabulous drawers, from my husband, over the weekend for my birthday. They are for my studio to store my drawing papers and sketch pads etc. Now I've decided I'd like to have them in my sewing and jewellery section too, they glide in and out so effortlessly.


He also bought me some art materials including these fantastic inks made by Schminke, the Rolls Royce of inks. The sapphire blue one at the front was from lovely Jacky who I bumped into at the art store.

Thanks so much for all of your comments in my last post re the Pulse book, it was lovely to meet some new visitors.
I've just realized that I now have 600 followers, thank you everyone. I might have to organise a give away in my next post.



27 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

A belated Happy Birthday Ro. Your journal is lovely and those inks are superb.

sue said...

Gawp - as always your work leaves me with my mouth hanging open. Totally lovely colours and textures. Happy Birthday too!

ArtPropelled said...

Happy Birthday week, Ro ! ... since I missed the actual day. All I can say is triple wow to the glorious journal with the sizzling cover. It Is Beautiful!!

Healing Woman said...

I could never choose any of your journals as my favorite since I love every one you have posted. This one is so very colorful and exotic looking..just love it.

Gina Sismilich said...

I love your journal - I want to pour over every page. Never heard of those inks - hate it when I hear of something new and fabulous. I just want to have it then!! LOL

Heather said...

Another gorgeous journal Ro and the drawers look wonderful. I love the look of those inks to and Happy Birthday albeit a bit late.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Your latest journal leaves me breathless...wonderful! Happy Birthday and wow what lovely gifts. I so lust after these artist, paper, shallow drawers...so perfect and the inks are amazing! Happy art making days ahead!

lk moonwood said...

Your workshop looks so fun and your journal is amazing!!! I'm drooling over all that color and texture! Do you ever teach in the States?

Lynda Howells said...

sorry l missed your birthdayxxx lovely presents from your hubbyx Love your journal pagesxxlynda

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a fabulous journal, a feast for the eyes, stunning

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Happy birthday! Just the thought of getting art supplies for my birthday, makes me swoon. I love those drawers and of course your newest journal! Ah!

Robyn A said...

Absolutely love the journal, wonder when they will work out how to make things on computer touchable? The drawers are great, I could easily accommodate them at my place - happy birthday for then.

Jan said...

Happy Birthday Ro! and many many more. Great gifts.

sharon young said...

Fabulous post as usual, Ro, a real fast for the eye.
What an intuitive husband you have, wonderful presents, happy belated birthday greetings.

PamMcd said...

I always rave about your work Ro - this book is better than ever - if possible!

grrl + dog said...

lucky lucky you! DO you feel all organzed?

I am liking the teal colors woven into the journal.

Judy said...

Hello Ro,

Such a delicious journal; and your students look so enthralled in their work. Your post on Seth Apter's book gave me the prompt, I am waiting for it to arrive, really looks good and what I have read here and at other blogs assures me it is, itching for it to get here. How lucky to get such lovely draws to keep your supplies in, a little envious, but wouldn't have the space. And a happy birthday whenever it was.

Rochelle said...

Happy belated birthday. Nice gift! I have asked this before and will ask again :) when are going to do an online class?
I love your work, maybe you can do it in steps so it will not be so expensive, or maybe a PDF to start and video classes later, or maybe have someone film your workshop? I am just throwing out ideas! I would love to take a class from you, but I am in the US. Thanks for sharing your work, I love popping over to see what you have been doing.

deb said...

as always I love the journal. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and enjoy your new organization!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi R
Firstly Happy Belated Birthday to you!
Your new journal is so full, vibrant and textural- just a feast for eyes.
I love your decorated papers and fabrics. The whole effect is perfect!
Have a nice weekend coming up!
x Suzy

Rosie said...

Oh wow the class looks wonderful .. so envious as I'd loved to have been there but a bit of a long way to come!!

Samantha Marshall said...

They look fabulous Ro!!!

Dianne said...

Love this journal, drooling over the birthday presents.... that sapphire blue ink is now on my "must have" list LOL

rivergardenstudio said...

Just lovely, your students, your energy and your passion. Love the work from your students and your new drawers!
roxanne

Bonnie said...

Happy birthday Ro...I tried so many times to put a message on here last time and nothing worked...but I have it sussed now. I don't know what went wrong because I had done it before....
LOVE your work. Love your wee unit too. Lucky old you!!

H.D. Campbell said...

What a great workshop! Looks like a blast wish i lived there!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

HOly moly, Love the journals. Now I want to go make papers and journals.