Sunday, April 27, 2008
I had a lot of fun with the fabrics and stitching for these pages.....Now onto the next one. Today my pages arrived for Patti G's book...... I am sure you will all love it and I am looking forward to working in it very soon, more fabric pages coming soon (and these are a beautiful shape).
Have a wonderful week......
Monday, April 21, 2008
Next I thought I should share some of my art.... but as I have nothing to show from my efforts this week I thought you might like to see some 4" x 4" collages I made last year for a swap on a Yahoo group. I love green, so when flicking through my old photos and these caught my attention. It was a fantastic swap and I received back some gorgeous pages....mmmmm will have to take a photo of those too!
Its not that I havent been creating this week..... I have ! Just a couple of things I cant show for a while as they are for friends. Plus I have been working on another fabric page for Martha Browns book, The Secret Garden and also a journal page. They will soon be finished and will then have something current to show you.
Take care in blogland and happy creating !
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The above are two of my favourite quotes, especially the Sark quote "first comes action, then inspiration". For me this is so true (and has helped me get started soooooo many times). I tend to mull things over for too long and then start doubting myself and procrastinating. The end result of that .... no art. So, I often refer to these two quotes and have them displayed in my art room... just begin!
I also finished this autumn toned icicle. She is for a swap on Altered Art Obsession (yahoo group). We were all given a partner to swap an icicle doll with. I hope my partner likes these autumn tones - very apt in Australia at the moment with all the trees leaves turning beautiful red and russet tones.
I had a lovely lunch with my patchwork girlfriends today. There are four of us who have been meeting once a month for over 19 years. They are the loveliest friends and I just love catching up as we always have so much to talk about... not the least quilts and art !!!!
Then I arrive home to fantastic art mail...yaayyyy!!! I received a gorgeous mini quilt I purchased from Baumcat (will post a picture shortly). Also received Martha Browns Round Robin fabric book to work on.... it is amazing, there will be pics to follow soon as I have to make my pages for her book. And, last but not least my copy of Quilting Arts and some funky felt ribbon arrived. I know what I will be reading for the next couple of days. I have had a quick peruse and now have to read in depth. Love this magazine.
Bye for now and happy arting ......
Monday, April 7, 2008
This picture shows them a bit closer (although you can just zoom in I suppose !!!). Will definately show you in a later post the birdies I receive back.
I just have to share this photo of my darling little Amelia doll that I purchased from Dots etsy shop. Isnt she divine!!!! I just adore her, with her beautiful embellishements (very much a Dotee trade mark) and that cute little face. I am quite partial to this pink and yellow fabric combination and I just love the Tina Givens fabric range. I am going to visit her blog and see what she has been creating this weekend.
Art for this week ..... must do a journal page for Journal Chix and start some paper birds for another bird tota swap.
I also have to start getting myself organised for an Art Retreat in May in Melbourne. I am soooo excited!!! I will be doing classes with the talented Misty Mawn, Ro Bruhn, Traci Bautista and Nina Bagley....it will be wonderful to have classes with these super talented ladies.
I will also get to meet some of the lovely ladies I have met via blogland... dont worry, we will take lots of pics.
Thanks for visiting, ciao for now .......
Saturday, April 5, 2008
There are lots of people I would like to mention here, but I've had to choose 5. Here are the rules regarding this special award:
1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. The award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. So....... here goes!