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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Finally Finished


I started this book quite some time ago
It has many layers of paint, ink, collage, pencil.
And yes - I showed you the covers some time ago.


But it took me a long time to get around to finishing it off. 




I am going to be teaching a course on making
these style of journals at a Arts Underground in Whitehorse






And this little but fat journal was made from the leftover bits
from the big journal making project. 


I love when one project inspires another project. 






Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 Weekly Journal






I made a new journal at the beginning of  2017.
I decorated the front and back covers with scribble drawings. 



Inside there are enough pages to make one spread per week for 2017



Here is week 2 completed


and week 3 completed


and the beginning of week 4 (January 23 - 29).
I start the page by gluing a few things down, and then write and decorate
 a bit each day - finishing the page on the Sunday of each week.


Hopefully I make it through all 52 weeks 
and share some here throughout the year.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Side Tracked


Today I had every intention of finishing this project.


A journal making project that started about two weeks ago.





The covers progressed



And the spine and pages were supposed to be added today.

BUT..... I got side tracked


And a little concertina style book showed up instead. 


Hopefully I will get the journal bound tomorrow
......that is if I don't get side tracked by something else.


Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Calender

For the last few years I have made a 4 page calendar
that I post by the desk in my studio. 
I put images of work I have created beside 3 months.  
It is perfect for my studio.  


Feel free to print off copies if it is perfect for your studio too!





And this year I made a full year one page calendar.
Not sure where I will put it yet.



And here you can see it posted beside my computer desk.

HAPPY 2017!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Tree Is Up




The temperatures finally warmed up enough 
for us to get out and cut down a Christmas tree.  

And now the tree is up and the decorating is done.


Including a couple of the decorations I made this year. 








I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

More Christmas Decorations


Making Christmas decorations has taken up lots of my time lately. 


There are some with trees....






and some with bicycles...


and some with branches.








And now I better get busy with getting a tree to hang these on...
and finish the shopping...
and wrap some presents .....
and do some baking ....
and clean the house.......

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Decorations


I made these Christmas decorations just in time for 
the local Christmas sale a couple of weeks ago. 


They sold out very quickly, 
and I have been trying to find some time to make some more.


They have many layers, including paper pulp, tea bags, gesso and paint, 
and then images or stamps, some ink and collage bits 
before adding a final layer of paste wax. 


Maybe tomorrow I will have some time to play with some more of these
..... although I do have some snow shoveling to do!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Little Cabin in the Woods


We recently spend a few days at our little cabin in the woods.
We spent lots of time doing wood work  - cutting and stacking firewood that is!


 But I also enjoyed the beauty of the trees. 











And the daylight hours continue to get shorter.





We have lots of wood ready for the winter, 
and I can't wait until we can spend some more days 
at our little cabin in the woods.