Some gorgeous antique/vintage baby shoes have started to arrive in Sydney.
These ones come from the lovely Linda Harre who is always just so generous with me.
These ones are so cute and have arrived via Cheryl.
Thanks so much Cheryl – they are so divine.
And these beauties I found on Ebay.
Thanks to everyone who have tried and are still on the hunt for me – much appreciated.
Wow – what a trip – it was amazing.
Michael took some workshops and I got to meet some of my blogging mates.
Ro was such a great hostess. We worked in her stunning and very colourful studio – a bit of a shock to my eyes – lol.
I was in such a panic to complete a journal for Jen Crossley to give her that evening – the sun was beaming into the studio – sweat pouring from my head – and then Steve, Ro’s husband just had to shoot that “lovely” photo on Ro’s Blog – I kept telling him and Ro to Gaussian Blur the photo but to no avail.
Ro was such a champion twisting wires to make the end hooks that affixed the chains on the rather massive art journal that I made.
Then I needed to use Ro’s sewing machine to stitch the paper to the vintage book cover – it is so weird using another artists equipment – it seems so foreign when used to ones own favourite supplies.
Quick I needed a sponge and some sepia ink to give dimension and aging to the pages!
Yeah right – do you think I could find it in Ro’s lollipop coloured supplies!!!
Oh my G-d –
Ro found some tea rose.
Close at least.
Ahhhh, we found some black ink so on it went – phew.
Some pure Walnut ink never goes astray either – I managed but poor Ro – I was certainly giving her the run around when in walked Steve with an amazing Iced Coffee of which I think I only had time to gulp down a few sips.
Oh and here is the front cover of Jen's art Journal - you will have to venture over to her blog to see the rest - I did not get a minute to photograph it completed.
Thanks so much Ro for putting up with me – you were such a champion.
Jen Crossley was another blogging friend I had not met face to face and she too was an awesome hostess. We share the same love of eclectic supplies – her taste is impeccable.
Jen took Michael and I to some amazing stores of which I spent the entire day in one bookshop filled to the brim with vintage supplies, journals, photos, memorabilia and the list goes on.
I have never seen a more organised bric-a-brac store before – everything catalogued so well. I could have spent a week there and still not have finished.
6.00 am and off we went, Jen, Greta (in her fabulous Monaro - I was almost too scared to sit in it) and I to the Camberwell markets – sorry no time for photos!
Brilliant vintage markets – you Melbournites are so fortunate – I tell you.
I met Ro there and when the markets closed we went back to that bookshops to find some more treasures.
We had some drinks with lovely Kass who took Michael's class and her very sweet hubby Michael. I met Kass over the internet too.
It was really wonderful to meet so many people I blog with.
Off he goes!
Michael flew out today to attend CHA!
Don’t you just love this antique 3 faced doll head which I picked up here in Sydney.
It's ok, he will be back in less than a week...
Michael has with him a surprise Art Journal that I did for an artist who I cannot name yet until they receive the book.
It weighs a ton – so here I sit with bated breath – waiting for Michael to deliver it by hand.
I promise I will put up the other photos as soon as the artist receives the journal.
Now you can see why it is so heavy.
Anyway, I am currently working very hard on making some more interesting journals some of which I hope to take to Artfest.
Hope y'all have a nice weekend!