I love books! I love reading them, looking at them, altering them, making them. There is a little part of me that wishes we didn’t have “book technology” (you know ibooks, kindle books etc etc) but it’s not the part that is grateful that people are sending their preloved books to the charity shops for a quick declutter. Continue reading “Altered books”
My aim this year was to use up all the pages in my art journal. And I just about made it. I think there are 2 pages left. That’s a pretty good effort I reckon. Here’s few snapshots of some favourite pages from the year: There is a bit of a theme – circles and bright colours. Random scribbling and exploring creativity. I’m thinking this … Continue reading Creative adventures – 2013 Art journals
I thought it was about time for an Artwork update. Creativity has been a bit slow of late but there has been a little bit of studio time.
In the last few weeks our family has been to our capital (Canberra) for a Soccer competition. Now, whilst I admit that the soccer was very good – I love watching our goalie son do his thing – and Canberra itself is a fascinating city, one of the highlights was being able to go to the National Gallery of Australia to see Turner from the Tate. Continue reading “Turner Exhibition”
This art journal is made up of old artworks that didn’t seem to be working, scrap papers, blotting paper and other such things. The page I decided to work on was originally one of those artworks…I made it using artist ink, oil pastels and liquid pencil. I quite like the resist process between the ink and the pastel. I began this page with a scraping … Continue reading Recycled art journal page
This week has been full of interesting things. On a world scale, things that shock and stun and leave one feeling almost helpless. On a personal level there have been some disappointing happenings and some of us in our family being ill. And it just seems to be dragging on forever. Sometimes I’m not sure how to deal with these things but I think most … Continue reading Happy colours are as good as putting on good music.
It’s been a real peaceful and reflective Easter weekend. With enough time to hang round with family, eat roast lamb and play round in the sketchbook. These are my reflections this weekend: I think that Easter means lots of different things to the different people around the world. Pondering upon this has caused me to think about what it really means to me. I believe … Continue reading Easter
Another look in the sketchbook – still loving the cog stencil! This page is full of all the goods things in art – texture and colour. The more I go on art making the more I realise what I am drawn to in an artwork. Can you guess? – Yep! Colour and texture. The contrast of the red and blue draw my eye back and … Continue reading More cogs from the sketchbook
This week there have been more experiments in the sketch book. Experiments with colour, collage and paint. And also with a stencil of cogs I discovered. I am loving this! I think it’s because I have developed an obsession for circles. There is something therapeutic about drawing circle upon circle and marvelling at nearly getting a perfect one. I was wondering whether I will separate … Continue reading Another look in the book