Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fractured Faerytales

Tamara's Fractured Faery Tales arrived with one last page left needing attention. This delightful little book already contained cows jumping over the moon, Jack and his beanstalk, Goldilocks, Snow White, a Princess in bed with shoes - not peas! and lots more. BUT no Cinderella! Lucky me...not only did I get to write a very unique wedding invitation for the fold out of this page (which included the promise that the wicked stepmother and ugly step-sisters would be tied up in the dungeon for the duration of the festivities!) but...

I also got to write "and they all lived happily ever after."

Friday, May 14, 2010

Out of my Studio

I loved combining Kristin's surprise packet of interesting studio ephemera along with bits and pieces from my own studio. My theme was Magical Realism. At first I had no idea what I would do! I dragged out some photos and scraps and some half done works that I scored from a dollar table when I was at the Ballarat Fibre Forum over Easter. I cut away some areas from one of the pieces and slid a photo of two of my daughters swimming in a pool, the 'ships' found their own place and the piece of woven material worked as a ladder. The toadstools are a combination of actual photos and painted paper with my legs as stalks. I used water soluable oil pastels to tie the whole piece together.

Above is one half of JacQ's double page spread, it's title is 'Cuba'. Love the use of colour JacQ!

My 'sign in' page in Kristin's book.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Out of my Sudio

Beach is my prompt word for 'Out of my studio' and memories of holidays in the sand dunes came flooding in to my head. It was so strong I even wrote a poem. This was an inspired idea Kristin. I loved doing my pages in your beautiful book.

Jens paint box

Words cannot do justice to the feeling of receiving your own book back. Thank you everyone for contributing your fabulous work. I feel I have got to know a tiny part of you through your work and I just can't stop looking at it. Jen

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I've just completed my pages in Nanette's is simply bursting with Optimism! Tamara and I have collaborated together in this collaboration in order to finish our pages. We have had such fun working together in the studio, sharing our ideas for 'Optimism', searching for just the right colours and textures and images and ensuring that our pages work well together. We have enjoyed the process of creating together, bouncing ideas around and encouraging each other.

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