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Playing with something new in the studio

It’s a quiet day at home.
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Everyone’s busy doing their own thing,
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and I had enough of photography for the day.
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So I snuck away into my studio and altered a book.
This is a sweet little children’s book with sturdy pages. It is called Sheila Sinclair’s Quest by Muriel Stapley. I loved the little cameo image on the front cover and decided this would be my quest to play book.
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I glued every three pages together with a glue stick to make a sturdy “canvas” for holding paint, collage, anything. This left me with 18 paintable surfaces. Not too long, not too short, just right for a quick fun play.
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The first page evolved into a life-sized petunia blossom from my garden, painted with acrylics and India ink on a backdrop of collages paper.
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The second pages features a found phrase and is painted with black gesso, India ink, colour pencils and white chalk.
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For the next pages I’m playing with constructing pop-ups.
Stay tuned for more.

Comments: 28

  • May 16, 2013
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    You are so talented and imaginative and creative and just wonderful. Just wanted to let you know in case no one has told you lately. šŸ˜‰

  • Felicity

    May 16, 2013
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    I have been trying to leave comments but without success.
    It happens all the time.

    Lovely post and presentatiion.

  • May 16, 2013
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    As usual, your work is beautiful. Looking forward to the pop-ups!

  • May 16, 2013
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    I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS! It brings joy to me.

      • May 17, 2013
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        Please do however I am 600 +/- emails behind.
        This traveling thing…….

  • May 17, 2013
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    Hi Veronica, i am glad i am here. Love to see rest of your posts. This is a very good idea. You are incredibly talented Veronica. What else would you do when children grow up and you are left with many old children’s books ? While deleting a lot of spam i found your comment, i sincerely apologise that i did not respond as i stopped blogging a couple of years ago.Glad to know that you are Alicia’s friend ( Alicia M Ballard, Studio Galaria on Facebook ) i am glad that you are still coming up with posts. good to know you Veronica

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    May 17, 2013
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    just stunning x

  • May 17, 2013
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    Beautiful – I would love to spend a day wandering about one of your imagined worlds.

      • May 17, 2013
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        That would be fun! I could use some new creative inspiration. I feel like I have tunnel vision. I’d love it if you could share some of your pixie dust with me!

  • Anita Rivera

    May 17, 2013
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    Hi Veronica! I love these art journals; what a grand way to spend a day, musing in the beauty of your home. I have you down on my link list that you are participating in the FRANCE link party? It started this morning and your link is LIVE. Please let me know if you are no longer interested in posting…I need to know. Anita

  • May 17, 2013
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    Wow Vernonica!! Those are stunning–looking forward to seeing what else “pops up” šŸ˜‰

  • May 17, 2013
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    Oh I love the journal! I saw something similar on Jeanne Oliver’s course!

  • May 18, 2013
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    Your art is inspiring. Some day I’ll dig out my water colors and ink and play again. Looking forward to seeing your pop-ups.

  • May 20, 2013
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    I love the idea of sharing a journal with you! Lets do it!

  • May 27, 2013
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    I love your pictures, they are just beautiful! I wish I could draw, but I’m useless so I’ll just have to stick to stitching!

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