Wednesday, 11 June 2008

This week's artiness










So, on to the arty crafty stuff - I have been carving stamps (some birds, bees and a nice foxy one [if I do say so myself]), painted background papers (take a look at Seth's tutorial for this technique) and started a mixed media nature journal (again, inspired by Seth at The Altered Page). The journal is still work in progress. The pages are not finished but I was pleased with the backgrounds. It is not something I want to rush - this being my first journal.

Another little piece of creative news - my assignment from my art course was returned to me at the weekend. My tutor was very pleased with my work and is looking forward to seeing my next submission. However, she asked me if I would allow her to put my pencil drawing of apples on the art school web site. She feels that it would inspire those wanting to take up the course. A big thank you to everyone for the helpful and supportive comments about my assignment work. They gave me the confidence to keep going and produce something worthy of being put on and art school web site.

3 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

I just love your little foxy.. I love linocut too ( very inspiring) and your middle paper on the left... my favourite.. the rivets... a great idea...
that will be a fantastic book when you are done... and you're right not to want to rush it.. that book needs to be savoured!!!

Wabbit said...

Love the stamps, Gillian! I especially like the bird. Good news there on your pencil drawing and your tutor liking your work. Those backgrounds look interesting. I'm also working on a journal (someone else's, it's a round robin) of those proportions. I thought I was intimidated by the size and proportions but it's working out. Just wanted to say hi.

seth said...

Thanks for the shout outs Gillian. So happy to have inspired you. I love those journal pages.