Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Early Saturday morning Bevlea & I headed out for the drive to Ro Bruhn's lovely, ecelectic home in the Dandenongs to do her 'Junk Journal' workshop.

Met some new artists & reconnected with some I hadn't seen for a while.

I didn't realise how large this journal is, must really learn metrics!
We made the covers and used stencils & masks & lots of paint to create lovely texture.

When  I came home, I decided to change the colours, now I have a lovely rich reddish cover.

We painted, stamped, collaged etc our way through the day, adding lots of 'junky' paper to make the internal pages.
Note to myself, must save more junk, including, flyers, menus etc. etc. etc...

A few days later, I decided to rummage through my collection of buttons & sewed them to the spine.
Lots more to do with this journal, as it will be an ongoing  project & one that I will treasure.
Thanks to Ro & her lovely husband for the day, great company, great food, great fun, great food, lots of laughs, great food, lots of ideas and, did  I mention, great food!!

Saturday, 17 July 2010


The three Art Queens, Bevlea, Glenda & myself got together to do another project.
When we arrived at Bevleas home we found that Queen Bevlea had taken a tumble in the bathroom & was sporting a lage 'egg' on her head. But, being the brave Art Queen that she is, she battled on.
We decided to go on further with making projects from Stephanie Lees book.
We used pieces we had already etched & made a necklace & then also, because we had time, made a pair of dangly ear rings.
Love all the creations.
We all had fun , a lovely lunch & lots of laughs.
Wonder what we will do next?

Thursday, 8 July 2010


I have been inspired lately to work on some more pages for my AFFIRMATIONS JOURNAL.
Here is the first: JOY.



Just couldn't stop myself using a gorgeous pic of my first Great Grand daughter Asya.

Saturday, 3 July 2010


I joined in the collaborative book swap on Arty Oz Yahoo group.
 I had to make 12 pages & use old book pages somewhere on the page.
Mine was constructed using old book pages as the base, a schoolgirl image from Paper Whimsy & then I printed out a bike & an old school gate pic on 2 separate transparencies. I also added some typewriter discs with dimensional magic on them to create some texture.

I am really  looking forward to seeing everyone elses work, as I love a collaborative book where you can see the different styles & techniques others use.

Thursday, 1 July 2010


Went to an enamelling workshop at Evas on Monday. The teacher, Erica, teaches at the school where Eva works.

Also there were  Bevlea, Glenda, Jen, Sarah & Deb Moss.

Only a few were burnt in the  800 degree kiln.
Had a lot of fun, lots of laughs, lovely food &
 some great results.