I arrived home today and found post! So exciting. A beautiful card from Kushana Bush (more about her coming up on my other blog..so clever!) and this gorgeous wee butterfly with writing and poetry inside from Lynn the quickest draw in the south. 'That little lady sho can make'
I am particularly fond of flamingos at the moment. There are spoonbills feeding in the harbour at the bottom of our place, they are so interesting and are stopping traffic..never a safe thing really on our road. My son tells me they feed the same way as flamingos. Just don't change colour with the diet.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
What crafty Lynn did
Splattered crayon and pencil
what Artsy lynn did next
What I did
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Look what I did at Lynn's today. I showed her my page with painted leaf prints and she whipped out a Gelatin plate (as she does) rustled up some beautiful colours...and ooohhh lala, here's the result. Sometimes that girl takes my breath away. Negatives and positives of the same print.Here is a link to her page that shows the technique. http://lynn-taylor.blogspot.co.nz/2011/05/gelatine-printmaking.html
This 'Good' Article I borrowed from writing your way homehttp://writingourwayhome.ning.com/page/about-wowh..I am not sure about the copyright of doing this but as I am acknowledging source and advertising is always welcome, I thought it would be ok.If anyone thinks different let me know.It looked simple and fun and could be applied to images too. I sometimes grab an image and start in the middle of my Journal(always a good place I feel) and work intuitively from that image asking questions and adding words occasionally and sometimes more pictures.
(Picure by Tancred on flickr.com used under creative commons licence, with thanks)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Emily played with the magnetic Poetry on our fridge at the crib a couple of years ago and wrote this.Ruth (her mum) just sent it to me and reminded me of how much I like it.
Ruth and I are going to do some journalling around it and see what we come up with.
AND HERE THEY ARE..NOT VERY GOOD PHOTOS..SOME NOT QUITE FINISHED BUT NEARLY.
Monday, February 6, 2012
I got given this old book by my friend Mary and decided to seal the pages and turn it into a Journal. As I started gessing and sealing the pages, they started detaching from the sides and disintergrating slightly. I realised that the paper was quite fragile(very newsprinty).
I decided to split the spine and apply some serious glue down the spine and take my time with gessoing. I usually do multiple pages, but will need to be slower with this. In the end I used gesso mixed with a bit of modge podge (because that was what was open)..I decide it needed a bit more glue. I used the art spectrum Gesso as it was smoother and less grainy(it is lovely to work with) than the Fas (much cheaper and what I would normally use).
Wee bit more needed today but otherwise working..yaah.