Stitches from my Studio

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Enigmatic Lady Collage

A little collage I did. I laser printed the lady image onto scrapbooking card which had this lovely textured bit on the bottom. I then add the trim to the top and bottom, hot glued the diamantees and the flower and then pasted on the word. I found a shadow box to put her in.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Japanese Papers Coptic Stitch Book

I have a lovely stack of finished books. Each one is individual, some have little charms on the button closing that I made. And finally some photos.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Getting regular studio time

and finishing projects is my aim for the next 12 weeks until we move to NZ.
.........finish A6 Japanese Paper Journals - with charms made by me.
Finish the Angel mosaic - yes I am putting a time frame on it.
Make Gretels nightie and maybe a dress for Poppy.
Make more prototypes for New Geisha soft cover book.
Ok so maybe that would give me time to do just one or two more collage peices.
Is that a big list? It seems like a lot and yet not. I could finish that amount of work if I focused instead of getting distracted into new things all the time. I just have to make the most of my studio time and not waste it doing chores.
Oh and take photos and post them.
Better go do something then.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

In the middle of it

That is where I am right now. As usual not concentrating on one thing at a time. I just finished a beautiful collage and am in the process of completing two more. So my worktables are absolutely covered in stuff; for example; beads and buttons, oil pastels and paint, stamps, stencils, wax seals, old old books (lovely yellowed pages) laces and ribbons, braids and trims, fabric, Japanese papers and tools, computer, printer, sewing machine, guillotine and press, brushes and glue.
Now I don't actually have enough room to put something together.

Projects I would like to get too and I will tell somebody to make me more accountable are:

'If these walls could talk' free project from cloth paper scissors. Its a standing collage house constructed with canvas, card and paper, sewn and glued together.

Dollies from free Dollie project.

Cloth embroidered book covers inspired by a project over at Rebecca sowers

and of course now some lovely Japanese Paper books for my lovely friend Kristy.

and I really should finish that Byzantine Mosaic Art Angel.....

I promise myself I will post photos soon. I need to add photography and working the gizmo's to my list of things to do or find someone to do it for me preferably.

Off to create.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Art Manifestation

It occurs to me that I could combine two things I am passionate about - Art and Energy. After all I like the sort of art that is a manifestation in progress, yes I am talking about collage. So I am diving into this new world to watch my images evolve through a process of layering and using a variety of techniques to arrive with a finished piece of art. So I will be painting, printing, stamping, stencilling, sewing, gilding - whatever it takes. Perfect for the person who can't concentrate on one thing at a time.
Speaking of manifesting......I have always wanted a studio separate from the house and set into my beautiful garden, cottage flowers and a potager, with big french doors to let the sun in and lovely Jasmine vines and climbing roses scent the courtyard where I can sit and drink my tea or paint while I watch the birds play in the fountain.
Inside the studio is a daybed, and a little kitchenette so I can wash out my brushes and make tea. And space to create.
So I am manifesting this vision to add to what I already know about the future and look forward to it being a part of my life.
today I am choosing Art to manifest.