Thursday, March 23, 2017

Decorated Paper

I have been in a creative slump for quite some time it seems
and although I have no idea where this project is going,
I decided to decorate some paper today. 

So I used some tissue paper, parchment paper and thin pieces of brown paper
painted them white or black and stamped on them. 

The plan is to use them to collage with - but time will tell.....
hopefully tomorrow dawns with some creative inspiration
 or perhaps I will just meander until the creativity arrives.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Refillable Notebooks

Just finished two little soft covered notebooks. 
They are decorated with tea bags and my hand carved stamps.

They have 3 signatures of paper that I stitched on my machine. 
These signatures are removable - so when the pages are filled up,
you can just insert a new set of pages. 

Life is so busy these days, that I don't seem to have much creative time. 
I really enjoyed making these..... 

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.......