Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More pages!

I know! I've remembered to post again...and so soon after my last one ;) A page I worked on when I was in London. The bird is a vinyl sticker I bought at a market. I think he looks very dapper in his/her new hat!
Wine tasting...

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Trying to catch up

Well yet again it's been a while! It's not that I'm not beavering away in my journal, because I am (albeit a little slower than before) it's just that I seem to be far too lazy to take the photos and the writing. For the past year I have been participating in a craft market once a month and so much time is spent preparing things for that that this has taken a bit of a back seat. Sorry, I must do better! ;) Here are some past pages by way of a catch-up...
Experimenting with a different style...
I think this might have been my favourite spread so far in this book. There's just something about the style here and way the two pages work together, the legs on the left and the stargazer on the right, that just seems right to me. Maybe it's the difference in images, or the colours?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Well there ya go!

I can finish things! Eventually. Way after I've promised to.

I'm so excited that I've finally finished and photographed that butterfly page!

Remember it? It was a while ago...

Happy Friday! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

After the fun of The Sketchbook Project last year, I decided to take part in it again this year. The theme I picked is Monochromatic. Which for me could only be green!

So far just the backgrounds worked on. Lots more work needed!

If you are interested in reading more about this art project, or would like to take part, here is the website...http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Glastonbury Festival Journal

I get so excited at Glastonbury Festival than unless I make notes of the places I've been and bands that I've seen, I'm sure I would forget it all in no time! Altering a book has been an integral part of my festival experiences for years, and the weeks leading up to it, and the choosing and preparation of my book just adds to the excitement.

This years choice was an old Ladybird book on leaves. Before I leave I'll generally have the pages coloured and a number of things collaged onto the page ready. There is no sense doing all the work there. Too much to carry!

I was lucky enough to meet one of the acts, Marcus Bonfante, who signed my book, which has made it extra special.

I'll generally take just my book and a small pencil case of essentials around with me. Pencils and ink pens, white pens, a handful of watercolour pencils, scissors and a gluestick.

I then make notes, collect the newspapers and handouts and generally beaver away in it while I'm there. It's fun to work on while sat in a field relaxing, or in the centre of a heaving crowd. Most of whom then want to chat about what you're doing, so it's a great way of meeting new people.

So I don't weigh this post down too much, if you'd like to see the rest of the book it can be found on my Flickr here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizzy/sets/72157627137355132

Friday, June 03, 2011

Ants & Houses

Two very different pages. Weird infestations seem to be all the rage this week, so it's appropriate I'm posting this ant page now! I love the idea of ants walking off carrying buttons.

And, wouldn't this be a fun place to live? I want to move in to this street!

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Trio of Pages

I tore a couple of the pages in half, but layered slightly, so that the pages before and after interacted with each other. I love the slightly grungy style of these pages. The little clock hands envelope has a little pull out tag in it.

We went to a pub yesterday that had the cider on tap. Yum! :)