Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Hopefully over the next few days I will have some art of my own to share with you all. I am looking forward to getting back into my Soul Journal (very much in catch up mode) and a page for the fabric round robin I am involved in.
I had a wonderful time in Hong Kong.... the Olympics were electric!!!! My son Matt did Australia proud coming 21st overall in the Showjumping, and jumping his way into both the team and individual finals - we are SO PROUD of him and his horse Leconte. Thanks to all of my blogging friends who wished him well and checked his progress along the way - we appreciated your support.
Take care and happy arting!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I havent glued down the hand from the clock as yet as that will interfere with my other pages. It will have to be done when I finish the journal. My favourite part of these pages are the flowers in the corners which are paper napkins, I love the transparency of them in collage. This inspiration comes from Sharon Tomlinson (All Norah's Art) and Ro Bruhn (both are in my links if want to visit and see their wonderful art journalling).
Also, since this picture was taken I have added a postage stamp of a woman and baby within the clockface of the female silhouette, I think it needed something more.
Below is a Klimt doll made for an "art buddy" up in Queensland. I really enjoyed working with her colours. Sorry about the quality of both this photo and the one above. I didnt have very good lighting and they are a bit washed out (need some photography lessons).
As promised my finished page in Belinda's fabric book. I did a little more embellishing and finished of with a binding of felt ribbon with overstitching.
This is the back of the page... more glorious Kaffe Fassett fabrics plus some colourful threads for the pocket (theme of the book is to have pockets for treasures). Plus see below for another treasure that goes in the pocket....
And this is the enigmatic "Tom' that I created to pop into the pocket. Those who are in this Round Robin know that Tom is the soul mate of Gretchen (bel's doll) and is travelling with her for the final months of this RR. I was so pleased that Gretchen found her soul mate in Australia.
I have had a lovely day today. I caught up with my dear friend Dot for a lovely lunch in Mornington and some creative chatter.... we always have so much show and tell.... always FUN!
(Hope you enjoyed your sticky date pudding Dot.......)
Hope everyone had an "arty" weekend.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Its a shame but the photos just dont do justice to the detail Linda puts into her work. Lots of embossing and some delicate pen work.....
I also received these gorgeous houses. Once again lots of wonderful detail. Love the numbers (7 being my favourite) and the beautiful bird images. A lot of the "doodling" on these houses Linda has done by hand, dont they look amazing.
I am finishing off my journal pages for the Soul Journal with Sarah Whitmire and will have some pictures to post in the next few day (got to get that camera out !!!). Sarah is away on a weeks vacation, so if you want to join in the fun, plenty of time to get caught up with the prompts.
Take care of you!