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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Journal love

Journal pages



I created a couple of new pages in my journal. I really like how these are turning out. I wanted to show you the leather journal itself. It is made by Susie Shipman over at Island Bound Books (you can google her). The craftsmanship of her journals is amazing! Look at the stitching! And the fabulous hand made iron forged button! The paper is thick, can hold any medium, (I use acrylics),,,and they are works of art within themselves. I love them!  Since I loved the journal more than my old artwork, I decided to paint over the old pages.  I really love all the old texture showing through underneath.  I am happy I took a chance to re-do these.  Never be afraid to paint over something you have and start over.  I am sure you will be happy with your new results. 

7 comments:

mindy said...

so loving your journal and the pages inside.....such rich texture. i'm gonna look up the journal artist. very cool. hugs to you tara!!

xoxo
m.

Briana said...

OOOH! I love these photos of your journal and pages. Yum, yum!

Tara Ross Studios said...

Thank you Mindy and Briana. It's very freeing to re-do old journal pages. I am enjoying the results.

(click on photo to get large version)

Chelsea Art Designs said...

Hi Tara

I have just discovered you and I love your work. It has really touched me and I find myself in tears watching all the beauty on your blog. I am so inspired and full of emotion at the moment. You are trully talented and your inner beauty is projected through your work.

I have only started to blog this summer about my art, it has been very personal thing for all my life but I now have the confidence to display some of my work. My passion for it is growing deeper and deeper and I would love to do it full time. Thank you for the inspiration and the beauty. Keep up the good work. I cannot express how much this blog has touched me Tara!

have a good Christmas and a brilliant New Year!

Fourborne said...

I am loving your journals. You have inspired me to attempt one in 2011.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Chelsea, thank you so much for your kind words. Without art I would be lost.

Thank you Fourborne, yes, create a journal,(or two, or three) it will change your life!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

You are just awesome brilliant artist!!! Love your journal! Your header is great!

Sending hugs and blessings! Have a wonderful holiday!

Thank you for cool Christmas card!!!!