Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ro Bruhns Art Journal Class......

What a sensational class !!!! I cannot think of a better way to have started the Art Retreat than doing an altered book class with our very own uber talented Ro Bruhn. We have such talent here in Australia.... This is my first page.... think I may have tried too many techniques on the one page here (he hee), but boy did I have fun putting this together. Ro taught us so many wonderful techniques, many of them recycling things from around the home to make stamps, create collage papers and more....
I was happier with my second page. Love using the serviettes in collage (and Ro supplied us with a huge variety of beautiful serviettes to use). Then lots of overlaying, stencilling, stamping, painting....
Page 3. The colours on this page reminded of a trip I had to Italy. Love the images which I cut up to give it a funkier look.
Page 4...... not finished yet as I want to include a photo of the lovely Ro on this page. Simple page this one, with just a wash of paint and some ink, a piece of another of Ro's beautiful nakpkins and some pieces of her collage papers. I will add some other images to these pages and maybe some doodling and words a bit later.
This is a lovely photo I took of my dear friends Dot and Shirley with Ro in our class. We girls had the BEST time in Ro's class. Ro is a very warm and generous soul. Unfortunately the photo taken of Ro and myself is a little blurred (but you've seen enough of me lately).

Thank you Ro for a wonderful class and to my friends Shirl and Dot for making this such a memorable weekend of art bliss.

More photos to come soon of my classes with the delightful Misty Mawn and Traci Bautista.....

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday......

18 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky; terrific pictures. Love your journal pages!! Beautiful. What a wonderful opportunity to attend these sessions; happy that you did that :)

Sharon said...

Great pages and thanks for sharing. I hope to meet Ro one day. She is a beautiful blog friend. I have one of those napkins that you used in the second page that Ro sent to me. She is very generous. Looking forward to the next post.

Dawnie said...

How fantasic is this ART !
love it all dear Jacky

Julie H said...

Fantastic Journal Pages. I love the top one - sometimes it is good to be over the top! And yes, Ro is wonderful, always encouraging and supporting.

belindaschneider said...

what fun an great pages!!! will be fun to see things you learned popping up here and there. cannot wait to see what you did in traci's class. i still have my pile of colored and printed towels on the shelf hahaha hope you're better than me!!

MARGARET FIELD said...

Wow, great journal pages. Must be great to go to an Art Retreat. Not something i've heard of here in the UK.

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Jacky - I am a bit slow catching up on your Retreat blog posts! Your pages from Ro's class look fantastic and you already know what I think of your beautiful necklace from Nina's workshop. Wasn't she just the best? It was so good to meet you and today at work I wore "our" top - I realized I hadn't actually worn it while I was away at all despite buying it specially so I wouldn't just have my boring old stuff!!! Needless to say I thought of you a lot today! PS Love your smile!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Love all your collage pages, you had a great time you lucky lady .thanks for sharing love from sesga xx

suze said...

Hi Jacky
Thanks for visiting my blog and sending me birthday wishes. Wow a class with Ro and also Nina...you are a lucky girl!
suze

Sandra said...

Hi: I am new to your blog and love, love, love it : ) WOW is all I can say about your beautiful journal pages !! and a big WOW and lucky you to have taken a class by Ro whom I've just recently found too. Of course Nina, Misty AND Traci B. - what can I say ?? how fortunate you are : ) I've just recently opened up Traci's Collage Unleashed book again and am wow'd all over again. I have not only become hoooked and adddicted to all these and your blog(s) but mostly soooo inspired to do my own art. Sharon T. is also the best and in case you might not have heard of her, DJ Petit's art is absolutely fabulous and wonderful too : ) Thanks for sharing and look forward to your posts.
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Jo Wholohan said...

These pages are fantastic Jacky!!! I love them all and so wish I had done this class now :))

Megan P said...

What wonderful pages you have created in Ros class. Vibrant and such wonderful depth.

jo said...

These pages look awesome, I hope you have found some art time to do some playing!
Love Jo
xo

Jacq said...

WOW! Your journal pages are wonderful, wish I could have done the class with you.

Ro Bruhn said...

WOW, go Jacky, these looked great in class, but seeing them again they are fabulous. Don't worry about over the top. As the colour guru, Kaffe Fassett says, if in doubt add twenty more. Thanks so much for taking my class, I loved meeting all of you great ladies, you're all very talented. Thanks for your kind comments too.
Ro
xo

grrl+dog said...

Hi Jacky, Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog, and your pages from Ro's class had my mouth watering! Yes we do have such good talent here, speaking as one recently from Artfest.

I cant wait to go sample some more when they come over here. Grrl+dog

grrl+dog said...

love the style and vibrant colors...the way you poast a photo ripped in three..alwys wondered how to do that...you have given me a great idea...

arlene said...

OK, I've been surfing around your blog for far too long tonight...I just added a link form my blog. Thanks for all the inspiration!

arlene in alberta (Canada, eh?)