drive in the countryside…

We headed off this morning for a drive in the countryside.  It was to buy this fabric for a quilt I am going to make.  Not art supplies this trip, as I have more than one creative interest.

DSCN0609Patches of Kyogle was where we were headed first.

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Then we had a wander down the main street and lunch at a cafe.

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 Then we decided to take a big loop home, past grazing cattle.

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DSCN0605And back past another twist in the river.DSCN0606Anyway it was a nice drive in the country, which took longer than was first planned, and I can now begin my quilt.

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not perfect…

_DSC0102This is the first page in a art book, I am going to alter.  This face is coloured with copic marker, I’ve had for 6 months and hardly used.  I know I have a lot to learn about copic markers, but that is half the fun.  The first layer was cheap gesso, which is a little too plasticy, than a stencil with ink and then I just went ahead and sketched and coloured the face.  I am surprised the markers went as well as they did over the gesso.  And they didn’t bleed through to the other side which was great.  They are a bit too streaky though, but if I add more layers and some coloured pencils that might help.

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Can’t wait till I have a book that’s fat and bursting, with fun.

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I joined Teesha Moores,  Artrosnauts club and am exploring this form of collage.

The images are from the collage sheets that are included in the club.

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I don’t seem to know what style I want to collage, because I like the style below to.

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Anyway I can just keep playing and maybe my own style will emerge…somewhere between the two.

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I would love to add more meaning to my pages, and as I’m showing I have lots of incomplete pages that need words.

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And some pretty roses, because I found them at Woolworth’s for $5, today.

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Even though they aren’t perfect they are still beautiful!!!

Life book Atc swap…and more!

_DSC0527I joined in the Life Book 2014 Atc swap and these atc’s arrived from Gail.  The theme of the swap was ritual.   Gail also sent a little package of paper pieces to add to art…which I will have a lot of fun with adding to pages.

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…these are the 2 atc’s I created!

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I received art journaling mail today, Art Journaling and Somerset Studio magazines from Artified.

_DSC0536….and this new watercolour journal from Strathmores. I actually bought 2…One for drawing and painting and the other one for collage.  I love the size and it lies flat, I think this will be my new favourite art journaling book.

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day out…

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….yesterday we had a day out in Byron Bay….first to see this movie, then lunch and  a visit to the lighthouse.

DSCN0564…this is the view looking north.

I love how the sun rays are shining through the clouds.

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…the most easterly point of Australia…

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…the view looking south towards Lennox Head!

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…even though we go to Byron from time to time we hadn’t been up to the lighthouse for a lot of years.  There was lots of tourists taking pictures…the sea was very calm and there were a couple of whales, out to sea, heading north for their yearly migration.