Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Last Saturday I had a lovely group of students attend my More Altered Books workshop. The idea was to create a book that could be used as a sketch book, journal, photo album or whatever your imagination desires. The course involves building up lots of layers with paints, papers, stamping, words etc. Here's the results.









As you can see they all created fabulous work and each one so different.

The group

I couldn't resist adding this photo. My husband got up to make a cup of tea Sunday morning and look who took over his side of the bed. He sleeps in the laundry at night, (Charlie, not my husband), so he thinks it's a treat to get on the bed, it's the first time he actually got in it.

A right little Charlie.

Thanks again for visiting and your lovely comments.


Judys Fabrications said...

What a DARLING little Charlie Boy!!
We have a cat who loves to be covered over with her "blanky" when she sleeps on her chair in the lounge before going to bed in the laundry.
Looks like your students had a ball and produced so good albums!

Heather said...

Glad Charlie got in the group photo and the pic of him tucked up in bed is adorable. I bet he could get away with anything!
Great pages from your students. I am just starting a very special altered book for one of my daughter's - she'll be 50 in 2013 so I have plenty of time to learn some new skills and practise them!

Judy said...

Ro, your students did beautiful work on their altered book journals,and as you say each one quite different must have been great fun for you all. Charlie looks so beautiful, tucked in bed, he'll want to come in all the time if he gets half a chance, he's such a lovely puppy.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

What lovely journal pages and
Charlie is a cutie!

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow- how amazing Ro! Your students did a splendid job.
I love your little dog:)

Gina Sismilich said...

Those pages are all so beautiful! Charlie is very cute - we have a Boston Terrier who does sleep in our bed! Sometimes I find her with her head on the pillow.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Lovin' the layers! And your sweet doggy!

Elizabeth said...

Charlie is absolutely the cutest!!!!! Could eat him up!! Your class did brilliant work and how could they not with you as a teacher and never ending source of inspiration!! Hugs to Jacky next time you see her and have her hug you from me!!!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful books!! What fun!! And Charlie...he looks way too comfortable!!

sharon young said...

Lovely books, lucky students, and what a great diversity of work, must be a sign of a great teacher

Fenland Textile Studio said...

I love the books and your photo of Charlie is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Your books look wonderful, but the "baby" takes the show!

sue said...

Charlie is a bit of a scene stealer but I must say the books look great. It is wonderful to see your influence as a teacher yet each one is unique to its maker - awesome!

Linda said...

Oh what lucky ladies... You obviously inspired them all! Wish I could have been there...
And Charlie is totally adorable. What a gorgeous photo :-)

Linda said...

Forgot to say....your Pinterest boards are fabulous Ro. If anyone hasn't seen them - they should!

Lucy said...

Dear Ro,
Fabulous class, fabulous company, fabulous food & a delight meeting the new member of your family, the adorable Charlie!
Am working on my book, Bevlea & I have a long weekend getaway soon, where we will be adding more in our books!
hugs Lucy.

Valerie said...

How lovely the journals and women look! I can see you all had great fun and inspiration! Thanks for sharing.