Monday, 27 September 2010

Getting Warmer

You can tell it's getting warmer down in this hemisphere when I start thinking about the beach, shells, surfboards, waves...  I painted these shells a while ago in a scrappy old sketchbook, then decided to cut them out and paste them into a nicer neighbourhood!

The surfboard is a photo I took a couple of summers ago.  A surfer threw down the board, flippers and towel while he showered off the salt water and sand & headed for the shop.  A classic beach shot, printed out on my printer and pasted in the journal.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

September Pages

I thought I'd share a couple of journal pages with you.  I've been incredibly busy lately, but have still managed to get some journaling in, in the evenings after dinner - my favourite time for being creative. 

I have been using a small A5 sized journal, so it's easy to fill up in a short time.  I use a caddy to keep all my creative tools in and carry it to wherever I choose to be.  Sometimes it's the dining room table, sometimes I sit on the lounge while watching tv and other times at my studio table while listening to my I-Pod. Whatever works on the night!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Thursday Notes

It's been great to find out that there are those of you out there interested in doing an online journaling course if I offer one.  I will seriously look at doing one, so hang in there and I'll get back to you! 

And thanks Suki for suggesting that Myla and I meet.  We are hoping to organise something, since Myla lives only an hour and a half away from me (If you're reading this Myla, contact me by email:  blissfruitstudio at gmail dot com) I know we're always saying it, but isn't the blog world amazing!

The above page was made by smooshing paint between the pages to get a mirror image effect.  Simple and fun! The colours (maroon & gold) are the same as my son's soccer team - and yes, they did get into the Grand Final!  Wish them luck!! 

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Moving Forward

I'm all excited about conducting a series of three art journaling sessions, starting at the end of the month.  If any of my local readers are interested, please let me know and I'll forward the details.  Lots of fun to be had!

I have felt lately as though I'm floating in liminal space, waiting for things to happen, so it's been great to get these classes up and running at last.

Also, we have settled in downstairs, making the area into a relaxing room to watch tv, read or listen to music - a parent's retreat, as my sister suggested.  It is a lovely light-filled room, with a sunny patio outside, so bring on Summer! 

I hope things are 'moving forward' (quoting our Prime Minister!) for you too.  Happy Thursday!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Satisfying Endings

It seems to be all about satisfying endings around here lately!

This zentangle with a splash of colour I made on the last page of my journal, on the last day of the month.  A tidy ending to August and the journal!

There's been plenty of Spring rain the past couple of days, so it's been easy to stay indoors and get some studio time in. I'm on to the last stages of a big painting...nearly there Helen! 

Tomorrow we're off to my son's soccer final - will they get into the Grand Final??  Fingers crossed!

I spent time with a friend yesterday and delivered a couple of paintings to their new home.  It's always a good feeling to see them hanging in someone elses house. Totally satisfying!