Monday, 12 January 2015

This is my first blog post of the year and although it's already 12th January, I would like to wish everyone who reads my blog a very Happy New Year.

I knew I was going to have a busy time in my studio over the Christmas period, so I had a mammoth tidy up, de-clutter, re-organise and a huge chucking junk away session. This involved a trip to that well known Swedish store for new storage units. The result is that I now know where everything is and it is clean too, which is a real bonus as I am such a messy worker!!!



I have been so busy working on secret stuff, that yesterday, I felt the need to take a break and work on something else. I recently watched a DVD by Beryl Taylor whose work I admire and it really inspired me to try out one of her techniques. She sandwiches scraps of paper between a layer of calico and tissue paper, paints over it with watered down paint and uses it as a substrate for her projects. You may remember that I was lucky enough to take a class with Beryl last year and made a fabric book, which I absolutely loved, so I decided another, but bigger book would be my project. I love an on-going project that you can just keep adding to.

These are going to be the pages for my book and I will work on them when I feel the need to be creative just for me.


Sometimes when you are working on things behind the scenes, the excitement builds and builds but you can't share that excitement with anyone because it's all top secret. Anyways, I am beyond excited about my new PaperArtsy releases next month and am finding it hard to keep the secret, so I asked Leandra if I could share a sneaky little peek with you and she said "yup"!!! So here you go, a first taster of what what lies ahead. Very different for me, but sooooo much fun!!


Tomorrow, I'll be working on more new samples, you never know, I might be allowed another little looksee later in the week.


14 comments:

Daniele said...

loving the sneak peek Lin,
best wishes

Helen said...

ooh, thanks for sharing both your Beryl inspired project and the sneak peak too - looks very interesting and another must have!! happy new year to you , too. xx

Miriam said...

Loving the sneak peek..... looks like you are having fun!!

Ruth said...

Love the Beryl Taylor idea and the sneak peek looks oh so good! Happy New Year...Ruth x

massofhair said...

Very different and sketchy looking, hope some of your other images are sketchy!

Beautiful book pages Lin and am glad you are working on something just for yourself.

The new IKEA units looks wonderful, i am hoping to get mine put together later this year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, hope 2015 brings you much joy and very good health :-) xxx

Gillian .... said...

Oooo a nicely organised craft studio, not for long though I bet hehe! Loving the sneak peak and what you have in store for us. x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Happy New Year Lin! Thanks for the sneak peek, it looks wonderful & I love your selection of papers, gorgeous colours.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric paper and a very cute bird. Sure there is more loveliness to come.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that last comment is not anonym but mine.
Margriet

Lynne Gilbert said...

Love the look of the sneaky peak! And your papers for your book look lovely. How I wish my crafty space looked like yours!!! Happy new year xxx

Lin said...

Happy New Year Lin!! the studio is looking great!! fantastic new storage x I love those pages..beautiful colours and the sneaky peaks are very different that bird is fab xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Ooh how exciting! Happy new year!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Happy New Year & I love the look of that little birdie Lin! Looks like so many exciting things coming up. I can't wait to see! Nice you made some time to create for yourself too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Ellie Knol said...

gorgeous!