Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Liverbird Exhibition.

Some of you may recognise my Union Jack quilt.

Gwen's fab colouring book flowers Quilt

Two delightful member's of Liverbirds Marge And Michelle admiring all our handy work.

Sue Cogans amazing block of the month quilt.

Waterloo quilters signature quilt sporting iconic images so recognisable to Liverpool.

A row of some of the beautiful quilts on display.

Janet Keenan's awesome stripy log cabin quilt.
On Sunday 20th November we (the Liverbirds) held our second quilt exhibition at Sefton Palm House and once again it was a great day.  It was a bitterly cold day but the rain held off, despite the weather we had lots of visitors who oohed and arred over the quilts.  I have to say sorry to the people who's quilts I did not manage to take a photo of I was kept busy answering lots of questions and showing people around and the time flew by.  We are only a small group who meet every other Wednesday evening in West Derby for a bit of a natter and maybe a little bit of sewing gets done. I adore my Liverbirds family my life would be incomplete without them, I am truly blessed but I need to say a big thank you to Janet and Sue who organised this event which was a great success and I have already started making a quilt that I hope to exhibit at our next Palm house Exhibition in another few years.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Inspired by.....

Dyan Reaveley art Journal page from a magazine.

My first attempt at creating a page based on her page above. This is in a sketchbook I made for collage journaling based on a tutoral by Dianne Fargo aka PackerDi.

My very first journal page in my Dylusion A4 journal book.
Today I wanted to create an art journal page but I am not very confident at journaling. However, it is something I absolutely love. I watch endless hours of videos on you tube and I have purchased books by various artist, as well as lots and lots and I mean lots of equipment. Sadly each time I have tried to have a go myself my attempts always rubish and end up in the bin.  Dyan Reaveley is one of my favourite artist when it comes to journaling. I adore her wacky off the wall sense of humour and how she uses colour. I have several of her ink sprays, stamps and a few stencils, enough to get one started shall we say. I even purchased her A4 journal sketch book months and months ago but I have never been brave or confident enough to make even the tiniest of marks in it, until today. I was rummaging in a draw and I came across a magazine page I had enlarged with an image of one of her art journal page.  I decided to have a go by copying her characters but adding my own little bit here and there such as, changing the quote and putting butterflies in Petunia's hair.  I also had to improvise with Petunia by drawing her on paper first and then cutting her out because I did not have the stamp. In doing this I realised I didn't need other artists stamps, I could draw my own images and make my very own art journal page. I  used the same quote, only this time I would be really really brave and do it in my Dylusions book!!! Scary or what? I have to say I love, love, love it and I am already thinking what I can do on the other side of this double page spread.  I have had such a fab afternoon, however, I now need to clear everything away and sadly that's the only bit I don't like because I make such a mess. X:)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Just for Joan.

On Saturday I attended our local area day, the speaker was Tracy Fox, who's work I totally adore. Tracy told us all about her creative journey so far, it was really interesting and she followed it up with a great printing work shop in the afternoon.  My lovely friend Joan was there and she asked why I did not blog any more?  Well the reason being is I was so busy finishing my degree, then working full time I just didn't have any time to blog or be creative. I have missed being creative but over the last few weeks I have been making fabric post cards and I have even managed to make a quilt top. At the moment I am going through a very whimsical style of painting and drawing  after completing a free download from the wonderfully talented Deb Antonick. I have been doodling away lots of ideas in my sketchbook. So I thought I would share a couple of pages from my sketch book and the little wooden Christmas ornaments I have been painting. I will finish this post with a special thank you to Joan who after all these months still checks my blog in the hope that I have posted something new.  See you soon huni X:)