Thursday, 21 August 2008

A Little Art Journal

Last night Zach and I went and saw the one night performance in Kalgoorlie of the touring "Drum Tao" - of my gosh, how incredible are these guys and girls? It was, as Zach would say, awesome! The energy, the strength, the timing - really incredible. Zach reckoned if you had to pay after the performance he would have happily (had me) pay at least twice what we paid in the first place.

And to make this a little art related, this is a little art journal that I have made for Jacky as part of a one-on-one exchange in a small group I'm in. Jacky loves nature and birds and I am loving making little sewn scrap collages at the moment so this is the result. I've made the binding with ribbons so that she can easily add more pages. I did the Traci Bautista thing and tore rather than cut the pages and left them big enough to poke out of the journal - I really am trying to free myself up a bit! I still cut the canvas pages though!

Have a great day everyone!

14 comments:

Sabii Wabii said...

I love the random stitching and the torn edges...It's tough to be free!
Terisa

Kaz said...

this is super, love the torn edges and the pages sticking out. beautiful collage images too, the bird is gorgeous.
lol @ having you pay if the need arose..lol

I received your stunning fabric postcard today Debbi it's made my day, even more beautiful in real life, it is just gorgeous.
thank you so much. xx

artisbliss said...

Beautiful journal, and good for you pushing yourself out of your comfort zone a bit.

My youngest brother is a professional drummer and loves things like the performance you mentioned.

carolann said...

Wow fantastic work hun brilliant journal well done xxx

Gillian said...

Your art journal is fantastic Debbie, i love the different sized pages and the ribbon acting as the binder, really beautiful:)

Night Owl Designs said...

Your journal looks fab Debbi, the stitching is great!

Viola said...

Really fab journal, Debbi!!!

Maureen said...

Love the journal, know what you mean about freeing yourself up, I find it so difficult to leave things 'rough', I like things to be well finished but am trying.

Gaye Todd said...

Absolutely love it!

Gaye

Sue Smith said...

Oooo, love the collage, Debbi! The journal looks wonderful and I really like the way you've constructed it. Keep tearing away at those pages because they look brilliant, poking out the sides!

Lorri said...

Zach thought the drum tao was 'awesome' and I think this journal is 'awesome' :)
Love the torn edges too, I have always been a fan of uneven things teehee. xo

Anil P said...

The stitching really highlights the frame very well.

sharon young said...

Great journal, I love the combination of images and text here, I think TB is great for helping you loosen up I've been using her book quite a bit lately.

Jacky said...

Hi Debbi, I received my gorgeous journal today and I do LOVE it! The bird, the stitching, the torn pages... all very special.
I have decided I am going to record my favourite quotes in this lovely journal...THANKS!