Monday, July 30, 2012

Bright New Art Journals

I have been really enjoying book making lately
and have made some lovely art journals to sell.

I learned a new skill~
copic binding
and love they way look bound this way.

I used a variety of different papers,
repurposed ones - vintage book pages, vintage atlas pages,
 sheet music and an old children's illustrated dictionary,

and lots of new paper as well
printmaking paper , water colour paper, 
black and white sketch paper and
 different coloured printer paper.

Some have found there way to new homes already
where I hope they will encourage their new owners to 
make art and play in the pages.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Gypsy ATC swap

I joined in the "Gypsy" ATC swap

that Marilyn B Hughes was running.

Some of my gypsy fortune tellers
 had doors added to their gypsy wagons

They were decorated on the inside as well

Some of the ladies have been sharing
 their pics in the gallery
 over at Milliandes and the cards are absolutely gorgeous!

I received this beautiful card from Kathy

Thank you Kathy I love your card.

and I have received  this beautiful one from Marilyn.

Thanks for hosting this lovely themed swapMarilyn.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

~~Recycled breakfast cereal box~~ Art Journal

I have 2 beautiful sons 
and one of them is a teenager 
and a cereal-a-holic

With their help I have a constant supply 
of cardboard boxes awaiting a new life.

I made this quirky art journal 
and I kept all the flaps in tact to attach extra bits 

and just to add an interactive aspect,

I gessoed and painted both sides
 of the boxes
 before I cut them to size and assembled them.

And then I started to play

I have had a bit of a bird theme in my work lately

and an on going tree theme.

I took this journal travelling
and kept  adding bits and pieces while away.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Halloween in Wonderland

I have been working in Loren's 
lovely travelling art journal 

"Halloween in Wonderland"

 from the
 journal round robin 
running at

Loren's theme was a bit tricky
 but I enjoyed working in it very much. 

Its been quite a while since I posted
 in my blog and so much has happened.

My family has moved away from my beloved river but our family home is still there and the kids and I will be regularly visiting. We just got back from a month up there and it was so good for my soul and the boys loved it as well.

I have been doing art in that time but I have had  technological issues that made blogging too hard, hopefully these are all sorted now and I will once again get into the habit of sharing my creative adventures.