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week 9 - more leather bound mini journals

I'm so enjoying making these little leather bound books - ready to use as art journal, travel journal, mini card book, or whatever..  I can just imagine what wonderful little artworks they can turn into.  So here are two more for week 9 of 52:

This is the first one, 57mm x 48mm with 58 little pages, Bockingford paper 110gsm, acid and lignin free.  There are small pieces of paper collage included on some pages, leather bound in chocolate brown genuine buffalo leather off-cut and bound with with deep yellow thread.  Looking just a tad scruffy and so ready for some action...

The second one is 60mm x 53mm with 90 little pages in Bockingford 110gsm paper.  The cover is from real buffalo leather off-cuts in black and the little book is looking sharp and neat.  The end papers are seagreen 70's wall paper.  This little journal means business.... ;-)

And that's it for this week, all loaded onto my quaint little shop on if you're interested and feel like some journal…

week 8 - grateful journal

I heard Oprah talk about a 'grateful journal' in which she used to write down all the little things that made her happy, and how, after a couple of years, she was amazed to read through this journal again.

So I set about making one such a 'grateful journal'.  Only this one is empty and will become the property of someone about to become a 'grateful journal' artist...

I think I need one too, so will be making another for moi also ;-)

Bockingford 110gsm paper, acid and lignin free, real buffalo leather (recycling off-cuts) with tie in chocolate brown, end paper in sea green is from remnants from 70's wall paper, some embellishments - the expandable leather cover is generous in proportion and will hold substantial additions to this journal.

Now it's over to you - available from and shipped anywhere in the world.
Thanks for following my weekly journey ..e^)

week 7 - ophelia dreaming

Ophelia Dreaming was painted on a recycled canvas, one that was treated in a mixed media way previously.  I preferred to keep the texture and added an oil painting onto this.  I like the way the canvas shows a previous life, a history.  With a new purpose.

Ophelia Dreaming, oil on mixed media stretched canvas, 610mm x 610mm x 35mm, ready to hang without framing.  Available from trade me for a while.

This is now sold

week 6 - decals

Square stretched canvas, acrylic paints, with silicon 'decals' as I call them.  Colour wheel stuff, and sealed with layers of varnish.  This is the type of process art I get excited about, I guess it's the process of making the work that is what gets me going.. although one could agonise over the reference to the colour wheel...

200 x 200 x 35mm or 8" x 8" x 1.5" acrylic and silicon on stretched canvas sealed with polyurethane varnish

Available on auction at trade me for about 10 days

Thanks for looking ;-)