Sunday, July 14, 2013

More Journal Pages

I stepped away from the computer this afternoon and finished another two pages in my travel journal (I had been on the puter doing a blog hop for 'where bloggers create' which has been a load of fun... love seeing everyone else's art space and picking up ideas)

anyhow.. Journal pages... I had started the Point Nepean National Park one last week so I finished that off first..  Point Nepean is a stunning place located at the  tip of the Mornington Peninsula and has panoramic views of the Port Phillip Heads.  Cars arent allowed past a certain point and you either walk, cycle or take the 'transporter' ... which is basically a little series of open carriages pulled by a tractor.

The Fort was opened in 1802 and  is situated at the very tip has gun emplacements, tunnels, lookouts, observation posts (gawd it must have been freezing in winter and hot in summer).  We walked all over the place and even went down the 115 steps to the engine house.. getting back.. not so easy lol



then found the photo of a trip to Phillip Island that Lucy, DJ and I had taken so that was my next spread.
DJ was here last year for a series of classes (coming back in 2015) and we hopped down to Phillips Island for an overnight trip to see the Fairy Penguins and visit Churchill Island


I had a different visitor today keeping my company... Little Maggie saw the room was cat free and scoffed the chair... 


and yes.. my desk got messy!




Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013

I came across  'Where Bloggers Create 2013'by Karen Valentine on My Desert Cottage and seeing as how I had just had a complete studio make-over I decided to join in.

My space is not large.. in fact, after the 'loo its the smallest room of the house and I literally couldnt swing cat in there, but its big enough for what I need (thats not to say I wouldnt fill a bigger space given the opportunity lol) .. but its my little haven...
Don't even THINK about trying to swing me!

 I had blogged about the initial make-over in this post but have added a couple of new units and tweaked since then.
Studio Door

 I love the cube system, its easily re-configured and the fabric baskets hold a lot, neatly, and out of site
View as you walk in

Pillow in the corner near drawers is where the doggie sits while I am working :-)
I have added the two three high, two wide, cube units either side of the table. The left side of my desk is the paper side, jars of embellishments... cubes and drawers hold paper stuff, on the right side is the jewellery side.. fabric baskets hold chains (in individual ziplock bags), solder supplies, and tools,  jars of beads etc where I sit depends on what I am doing.  I moved all the messy stuff, along with the books into the wardrobe.
Messy, untidy stuff lol

Books and my Somerset Studio mags etc inside the built in robes


looking down the room with bookcases at my back
Fabric baskets hold chipboard, rub-ons and laces.  Oval tin holds little pads of 6x6 papers.



The glass bowl on the end table holds sand and shells that I have collected over a time from various beaches.

houses.. love little houses ... these are from swaps I took part in

Brushes sit on the desk in an assortment of tins, jar  and jug

Lazy susan with painted and decorated cans holding brushes and pens.. glass jar decorated with lace holds pearl buttons.  Little silver tins are from the Finnebar class and hold some of her goodies.


Table unit holds lots of stuff I use often. 

Alcove behind my chair holds Kaisercraft wood drawers and cupboard, TV (music videos while I work) and drawers hold papers.

This is the first time I have joined the party.. and look forward to it again next year:-)

well, thats my space.. look forward to comments and seeing everyone else's :)












Monday, July 8, 2013

Art Journal

After taking Finnebars class some weeks ago,  I made an art journal to take with me on weekends away ..


 most of the pages thus far have contained photographs of previous weekends away against handmade backgrounds..


The inside cover page is scrapbook paper, some sprays, Kaisercraft stamp and washi tape


first spread  is sprays again, papers, and photo's from our second girls weekend ... Queenscliffe.  (lesson learnt that weekend, never sit close to a radiant heater.. I came home with quite a good sized burn on my hip)




havent yet had inspiration hit with what to do to finish this spread.. lots of sprays, collections tissue and torn edge taking away half the right hand side leads to....


Our Lakes Entrance/Metung weekend.  We took one of the cruises across to Metung for lunch and these guys flew beside us for a ways..... handcarved house stamp by Ro Bruhn...


Day trip to Bendigo a while back led to this page.. texture on the right is Gel Medium trowelled on through a cheap lace tablecloth.  Old newspaper, washi tape, bubble wrap stencil and old buttons.. needs some words yet.  Pic was Old Bendigo Post Office...


Cape Schank lighthouse on left side, taken during our Rosebud weekend.  Pics are stitched onto embossed paper and glued to painted pages.  Deli paper along the bottom with hand drawn/coloured hearts and Ro's carved house stamp again.  Right hand side is under the pier at Point Lonsdale (during our Queenscliffe weekend) during an incoming tide.


Ararat and the Grampians... missed a lot of the scenery due to lack of good maps and planning.. so we decided to come back a second time.  This is from the first visit.  Butterfly stamp by Kaisercraft and words stamp by Tim Holtz.



Broke the mould with this one and decided to just do an arty page in there as a tryout for a swap I was going to go in... painted pages, sprays, Tim Holtz barbed wire and cobwebs stamps.  Images by Hidden Vintage at Deviant Scrap.