Friday, 6 August 2010

Garden Journal Update

I've been making lots of little bits and pieces to go in my garden journal. Here are a few pics.......

As you can probably see I've used fabric, lace, paper, threads, machine and hand-stitching, pressed flowers, buttons, sari ribbons and dyed scrim.
The words on the last picture are from The Flower Duet (Delibes). This is one of my favourite pieces of music. Here's a great version with Katherine Jenkins and Kiri Te Kanawa........enjoy.
Two posts today.....hope you can stay to the end and have a look at my birthday treats below!

40 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Your garden pages are beautiful and I loved listening to the video--what a nice thing to listn to first thing in the morning!!

Jill said...

Your book pages are gorgeous, so rich. I think I must get a hydrangia, they have so much potential. And thank you for the music, perfect

Angela said...

Your garden journal is really lovely, beautiful and imaginative, and the flower duet is one of my favourite pieces too!

Jan said...

I listened to your video twice, I love it! Your new journal pieces are totally fabulous. Seriously fabulous. Good work!

Anneke said...

I love the garden journal,gorgeous pages!! Beautiful work!!

Heloise said...

Beautiful journal pages. Lovely music too.

Mundo Mundaca said...

I liked the music a lot... and your work this stunning one!
xoxo
yasmin

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your pages are just delicious, so rich in colours and textures, little pockets and surprises. It is a wonderful piece, I adore it :)

Emma said...

It must be a sign of my brand new age if I can be totally uplifted by that stunning duet but still appreciate good ol rock n roll!

Happy belated birthday!!!!! Your wrinkles in your lovely hat look wonderful, at least you'll be safe ;) The other gifts were fab.

I am so inspired by your garden journal. This & a few others I've seen & an article in an '05 CPS about Frances Pickering might help get me started, I really must!

Lyn said...

The garden journal looks great.
love
Lyn
xxx

Netty said...

Ooh that garden journal is going to be out of this world fabulous. I love that duet as well, pure magic. Enjoy the weekend and hope you feel better. Annette x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo your pages are brilliant Linda, absolutely stunning!

thank you also for sharing the beautiful music ... delightful!
I turned it up so loud too ;)
oxo

WrightStuff said...

What gorgously magical pages for your journal. They look so full of texture with lush colours - I want to touch and feel and then jump in!

maggi said...

Beautiful pages an wonderful music to view them to.

Heather said...

I just love your precious little flower journal treasures - the finished piece will be fabulous. Thankyou for the video - I love that piece of music too and Kiri te Kanawa is my favourite soprano. Happy Birthday, if belated, hope you had a great time.

Sandy said...

MG Linda these are unbelievable.
So wonderful colors and different art. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

claire barone art said...

simply stunning so lovey xx

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for your comment on my blog, Bobby was a lovely dog with a lovely mischevious streak, the worst bit is knowing when it's time to say goodbye.
I only had him for two years and I miss him lots.

Sandie xx

Mar said...

this is going to be one special journal
lots of textural applications and beautiful artwork
to be able to hold and look through the journal will be relaxing when you get through
(the process is relaxing too...i know) then enjoy!

Lori Saul said...

I enjoyed my tour through your scrumptious journal listening to the beautiful music Linda and Happy Birthday - what lovely gifts. Wow- I feel uplifted now! Best to you and have a great weekend!

Julie said...

The Flower song is a favourite of mine too, it always stops me in my tracks to listen whenever I hear it. There is something so uplifting about it.

Your pages are really beautiful, gorgeous colours, I'm a turquoise fanatic!

Happy Birthday for last weekend if I haven't said it already. Hope you're feeling much better this weekend.

La Dolce Vita said...

the flower Duet is one of my favorites too! grazie!!!

Jo said...

Gosh, Linda, I'm sure your garden pages are getting even more beautiful each time we get a peak at them.... and I expect they are even more exquisite in real life!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs xx

Lynn said...

Ahhhhhhh what a beautiful version of the flower song, I love this and am going to find it for my ipod now, I could see me painting to this, I signed up for Laserina at Suzi's :)

Your journal is spectacular, as I knew it would be, your work is always spectacular, so rich in color and detail... bravo Linda :)

Jaqi said...

Oh what can i say ? Im speechless, what fabulous pages linda, theres so much to see, and the colours are delicious, very 'Linda' superb work as always , these pages are going to be part of an amazing book , thank you for being such an inspiration.

Terri said...

Hello Linda,
Your little bits and pieces to go into your flower journal are to amazing for words! Seriously!
I would love to see your garden journal in person so I could really have a good look at it.

I also enjoyed your beautiful music and the inspiring visuals in the video. Thanks for posting it.

Hugs,
Terri

Lorraine said...

love all these blues and greens and the textures

Ali H said...

Just love what you are doing with your journal pieces - such gorgeous colours & so tactile !
Really enjoying having found your blog - it's inspirational !

Nancy said...

Beautiful pages....so lovely...and the music is a fantastic accomplment.....

Dot said...

Your garden journal pages are stunning Linda! Goodness, this journal is a work of art. Beautiful colors too.
So glad you received some lovely birthday gifts. Thanks for the lovely things you wrote about my gifts. It was a pleasure to create for you.
Hope you are feeling much better now.
Dot xx

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Linda,
That was lovely! One of my all-time favourites, the Flower Duet'.
Your journal is absolutely gorgeous, such wonderful colours!
Your birthday presents are lovely too, don't forget, that I've something for you too, you'll get it before Christmas or your next birthday!

Sandie xx

Sue said...

Love your garden journal, it looks fab!

MAGPIE said...

oooooohhhhhhooooooo Linda
Your pages are really beautiful, gorgeous colours, just have to take a peek at your blog.... very clever work love it...............

Sharon x

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your journal pages are gorgeous and thanks for sharing the music. It is one of my favourites too.

My Journey to Hope said...

These are just beautiful! I LOVE the colors and the way they all flow together.

:) Michelle

Catharina Maria said...

I wish I can see you journal in real , love it !!
♥RINI♥

Gill M said...

Linda, your garden journal looks absolutely stunning, a rich tapestry of colours and textures, a delight to the touch as well as to the eye. And thank you so much for the video link, the Flower Duet has always been one of my favourite duets and somehow I hadn't come across that wonderful recording...

Janny said...

Wow absolutly gorgeous!!

Gini said...

Wowser your journal is looking most beautiful!
Have you decided on your cover yet?
To cover or not cover that is the question?
Gini
xx

simply blue said...

Your Garden Journal is absolutely gorgeous...such depth of color and technique...I love it, love it.