Saturday, May 23, 2015

Medieval Moments

A new journal in store. 

Rugged, awaiting words and scribbles, 
or mini masterpieces.

I reprinted this marvelous antique print below,
and hand-aged it to feature in the journal.

Pineapple & Cockroach Metamorphosis 
by Maria Sibylla Merian, circa 1705

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Gardener


     "I am like a gardener, sorting the weeds from the flowers, 
and I have the problem common to all gardeners.  
Sometimes it is not only the weeds that need to go, 
some flowers must be sacrificed
 in order to allow those that remain to flourish. 

It has always interested me,
 that as one travels the plants that one has come to know as weeds, 
are favoured flowers in another place,
 and vice versa. 

The classifications are subjective.

The process of selection continues 
as the crises of identity presents each new challenge."

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blowin' in the Wind

Just finished, 
this large leather journal with tea-stained pages, 
rustic reclaimed dark brown leather & beads. 

For the end-papers, 
I finally made use of some vintage sheet music
which I have been carting around for quite some years; 
from 'Blowin' in the Wind' by Bob Dylan. 

I loved creating this journal.

Get it here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Pocketful of Words

Just completed, this large vintage / reclaimed leather journal - 
it was a feat, and it's delicious, if I might say so myself. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

April Artistic Pursuits

Some new creations have been streaming into my Etsy store, 

I hope you enjoy them.

The link above each photo will take you to the store listing, 

where you can read more about the creation.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Creations

A rather-flighty-blogpost, 
but here are some new creations that were born this weekend.

Quite a bit of heavy rain and some good studio time were spent.

Clicking on each title in bold will take you to the listing in my Etsy store.

Rustic reclaimed leather & vintage fabric...

Beautiful archive text paper, stained, with vintage ink stamps...

Winged creatures....

Rustic reclaimed leather, & a tiny vintage key...

Tiny ink stamps with a French theme...

Re-printed miniature postcards inside...

A delight to wear...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Piscean

I know, 
I posted this one a little late, 
as Pisces is now over........ 
but, here it is, all the same.

A delightful little thing, this one.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Writing, Borrowing & Autumn

It's been a long time since I posted - 
and I have good reason - 
my computer died.

As they do, (when you most need them).

In the back of my mind, I often wish I was not reliant so much on a computer. Perhaps my thoughts of these things, made it finally give up. I have known it was going to lose itself, as it has been showing many signs of wear and tear. I chose to just let it tell me, when enough was enough.

So when the day came, I felt almost indifferent to this crash. 
I can still retrieve my documents, which is most important.

A new computer is in the works; meanwhile I am borrowing screens. 

Borrowing programs. 

I've managed to fill up the remaining half of my journal with hand written black ink, since the beginning of February. I now have no journal, so will be on the look out for a book to write in. I sit each morning before this view, and write with my espresso. 

Writing is good. Let it out - anything will do.

I bought some watercolour paper and have created a new sketchbook,

And another, 

More are in the making,

The last words I squeezed into the final space in my journal were,
'Autumn is upon us'.

I relish in the chilly mornings,
 cosy evenings and mugs of tea. 

Until my next post.

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