Monday 30 November 2009

the bird

Yes, Julie guessed right, I painted a bird on the wall once everyone had gone home on Saturday night :)

She's the bird from Hero Arts Clear Design:  Birds and Branches and I fell in love with her after putting her on my art journal. 

On the journal I stamped the bird on scrap paper and paper pieced her body onto the cover.  And fell in love with that flourish by Mr Holtz :)

Miss Bird's painted with Adirondack acrylic paint dabbers and the texture was created by stamping a variety of stamps, mostly from Tim Holtz.  She just needs a bit of company now, and to be surrounded by nature ... over to you Sue, you're there next ;)

Back to art journaling, I know you'd love to see some of the pages everyone created on Saturday.  I love how people's styles, personality, interests and sense of colour shine through even the background pages. 

Jen's backgrounds including dabbing, stencilling, masking, and printing with bubble wrap and cardboard.  Gorgeous yummy colour combos.

Lesley's pages stacked and ready to stamp onto.  The top page ended up with a Buddha stamped in white, with the words peace surrounding it - beautiful!

Laura's background pages now stamped with images she loves...aren't those images beautiful :)

Kathy's 'time' pages, with masking, stamping, collage and highlighting.  What did we do before white Sakura gel pens were available? ;)

Joan loved the bird too!  I work very 'parallel' to the sides of the page and love how Joan uses diagonals.  Her pages reminded me of Kandinsky's work.

Every single one of us used the Pool coloured paint, and I loved it when Kay combined it with Lemonade/ Peach Bellini.  In fact, when I drove to school this am the sky was these colours plus grey...colour inspiration is everywhere :)


  1. Love your bird Sarah. You're right, the poor thing needs some company now - can't wait to see what appears next.

    Those Journal pages are all fantastic!

  2. Love your artwork on the wall, Sarah--come to my house and be artistic--I'd love some of your beautiful work all over my house!

    Looks like you taught the ladies well--those pages are beautiful! Hope you're having a lovely day!

  3. Fab journal pages! Love the bird on your wall - as Anne says, I can't wait to see what appears next x

  4. Looks like that workshop was a great success...wish I were there.

    The bird is so YOU! What a great ongoing project for the two of you!
    Will you let Wendy have a go?

  5. OK so is that a challenge then??? LOL I think "watch this space" is the expression!

  6. luv that big bird.

    please do join us in this months ATC challenge set by Sue Roddis.

    chriss x

  7. What a lovely bird, beautiful colors!

  8. What a great bird! Have you started a trend at WEndy's? lol
    Love what you have been doing, I really must do some journalling.. maybe I should take one of your classes, now that would be fun!
    Hugs xx


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