Thursday, February 19, 2009

Results of all that mess

Well after two weeks hard work this is the result.

and a side view of all the layers and just a peek inside. damn I love that silver vintage glitter

I will be teaching these journals at Art Journey Retreat in June, have a look on this website. we will also be running a workshop retreat at the lovely Banksia Springs, Dwellingup on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2009, the link for this should be up on the website in the next week.

Friday, February 13, 2009

what we call work

Joanne and I have been very busy making samples for workshops, and as like most of our projects they take a lot of time preparing and creating new projects. From the following photo's you can see we work in chaos but it is the only way we can be creative and not bogged down with keeping things tidy. I don't have time to fold fabrics back up and put them away as I work, generally they are flicked to the side as I follow a theme of colour or design, hence it all piles up, but at a glance I can see what I want. I work in an ever decreasing space and sometimes I do have to tidy up a bit to fit in the sewing machine to stitch part of a page. This is what I love to do just follow where it will take me. It takes us quite a while preparing projects as we also have a business to run, orders to fill and send on their way to hopefully an eagerly waiting customer. Then there is weekly classes to teach (then we have to clear everything away), accounting, art retreat preparations, computor updates, stock orders, shop customers who I am always only to ready to talk about what we do (probably drive them nuts with my passion) mmmmh do we do all that, and more I haven't named for example phone calls, we wouldn't have it any other way. See creative chaos of Jacky and Jo.

See my lovely Jo working diligently away, I work on the opposite side of the trestle. We work on a trestle each but there is another one at the end we manage to cover and normally there would be another trestle at bottom end (we would probably have that covered too) this trestle is in the shop for sale items. Ever faithful sewing machine that gets lugged around everywhere.

fabrics where they fall, crepe paper, jars of vintage buttons and ribbons within hands reach.cups of coffee, paints, gesso, scraps of paper waiting to be cleaned away, doesn't that look like fun, well its also work for us, we don't make a lot of money but we are happy in what we do. and finally happy valentines day to you all, family and friends a valentine card to you, just to let you know that I love you all.

Jacky xo