Tuesday, 16 August 2011

August this and that

Just a quick share of some things I have been up to.  I have finished my last Postman's Knock card and feel a corner of my desk has been liberated.  It has been great fun but I'm ready to stop now - we have been at it since April! I am still making a few bits and pieces for my stall at the Photo exhib in Sept ( more details later) but want to get back to my 'Teach myself Textiles' programme I am trying to devise. I am looking forward to the creative sketch book course, as although I  feel I have drawing skills I still lack direction.  I have also signed up for a day's workshop with 'our' Gina in November.  Unfortunately I was unable to make the other two she is running, but I'm really looking forward to working with her - although I am not wishing the time away! I am also trying out some of her sketchbook ideas she is posting on her blog!

Meanwhile here are a few bits.
This is a page in my Art Journal based on an oyster shell I picked up on Gurnard beach, Isle of Wight, where my sister lives.  However she is planning a move the the mainland very soon.  I shall miss our beach walks but it will be great to have her nearer.

Gurnard Beach from the cafe at the end of her road.



Here are a couple of little 'party purses' I made from some satin I transfer dyed.  The background is the paper I painted with dye.  I layered the satin with different coloured organza and machine embroidered it and then added a few beads.

 Finally here is a page of my 'Honesty Book' decorated with a little lino cut and a quotation.  I'm trying to work on filling it.
Thanks for dropping in.
Jill


13 comments:

Gina said...

The sketchbook page with the shells is fabulous! Looking forward to November too.

Menopausalmusing said...

Funny that I should read this post during a break in tidying my VERY untidy work room. I have been throwing out soooo much stuff that was poscard related! (Scribbles and notes and sketches etc!). I also am ready to regain time to pu into other interests..........

Love your honesty book - it looks gorgeous.

Joanna said...

LOVE the art journal page! I'm sure you'll go back there beach combing.

PK has been great but I too am looking forward to a break. I still haven't done my last card, it's left me stumped (or maybe I've just run out of steam?).

Fab purses, too. I adore those colours.

x

Menopausalmusing said...

Having reread my comment, perhaps I should spent some of my refound time going to literacy classes................? ;O)))))))

Jane Housham said...

What marvellous shell drawings.

Clare Wassermann said...

I have just bought some transfer paints and am interested that they work on satin - is it right that they only work on manmade fibres?

Jane said...

Glad I'm not the only one clearing up after PK and looking forward to the next thing. Lucky you going on one of Gina's courses.

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love them all. the little purse is beautiful. you've been a busy girl.

Printed Material said...

Jill,
The honesty book looks great, very 'spring like' colours which work for me. Sounds like it's all go on the creative front . I hope the sketchbook course gets off to a good start. Now that PK is finished we can clear the decks!

Amish Stories said...

Just saying hello from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Jill, busy as ever I see! Love the energy in your oyster shells. x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jill, all wonderful stuff - the oyster shell drawings, party purses and stunning Honesty book :-) Think I could live where your sis is moving from, it looks wonderful
Anne x

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

Love your journal. Very creative.
Your blog is a great place to visit.