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Posts tagged ‘hand-made journals’

Canvas Work

On a whim last year I decided to try a sample of canvas work…just to see if I would enjoy the formal structure, and the effects I could have with colour within that. Somehow found myself with a whole bunch of samples!! …it was unexpectedly addictive…..and not having any idea what to do with them,I organised them into a cloth book, seemed the most logical way to store them!

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theme books in progress

Noticed my pile of ongoing themed sketchbook/journals…far too many on the go, no doubt “finished” will not be a word applied to any of them anytime soon ! but I enjoy picking one up every now and again and playing with some ideas for the theme…..current themes in the pile are birds,moths/butterflies, flowers, textures, borders and alphabets,  rust and earthy things, a collection of painted papers loosely made into signatures and waiting for a purpose; basically just having them there as “potential” helps satisfy the bowerbird mind that is always looking to explore something else!

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getting back on the horse..

Seems a bit like that! having to kick-start, not only the blog but the textiles work too….apart from some journals made for friends, it’s been a quiet time. Too much creativity going in to working out new ways of preparing food! [may need a new blog for that area of interest …] and reading inspirational books, and finding time to just sit and contemplate…..
But the new year has arrived, and a new enthusiasm for colour and texture, for the feel of fabric and the fun of pottering with paper and paint; so I have started with revisiting the Book of Rust that I had made a very basic start on [I had made the cover!] and having pulled out a tub full of sample pieces, i am constructing pages. What is its purpose? don’t know…..it may just sit there looking richly rusty, or I may use it as a base to put in some poetry and some photos of lovely rusted and earthy things…..

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colourful months

quick check back through some photos and I find I have not been completely idle while the blog has been dormant; a couple of simple quilts for family folk, some embellished and bejewelled journals for friends…..


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