Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Banksia LOVE

Live plant seedling from Horticopia
Card from Jaysboo

Banksia coaster from caronruse










Banksia Pendant from Winterswood



I started experimenting with my banksia designs last night... so far so good. I'm hoping to create a lino print or a screen print. I'm obsessed!!!! Have I told you about my love of waratahs too????



Facebook Fan Page

I started a Facebook Fan Page yesterday. If you've got some time check it out and become a fan.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/GemmaJoy/142097964651
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Inspiration




I found the cutest little banksia pods while I was away.... I hope these will inspire me to get my pencils and pens out!

Married


Some photos from Josh and Em's wedding. It was a windy day, but the spot they had chosen was sheltered from the wind. It was a beautiful day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Spring Holiday


My brother is getting married on Saturday at Batemans Bay. I'm leaving tonight and will be back in a few days. It should be a great break, my Aunty is visiting from Perth! I haven't seen her in years.


Therefore Magazine


I stumbled across a new blog that I want to share with everyone. It's Therefore Magazine, a couple of young Australians are creating a new magazine and need all the support they can get.
As a teacher I love seeing teenagers doing something creative. Gives me that goosebump feeling
A bit on how Therefore started
"It was during a horrific lesson of maths that we decided to turn our genius thoughts, creativity, observations, wit and talent into something a little outside the box, thus therefore, a small independant magazine, came to be".
The new mag is looking for undiscovered artisits, photographers to feature on their blog etc. So go to their blog at http://thereforemagazine.blogspot.com/ and FOLLOW THEM.
Spread the word.
Monday, September 21, 2009

I Love Brooches

I'm border line obsessed with brooches. I could wear everyday with any outfit and I believe that you can never have enough. I've been searching Etsy and these are some I like.... LOVE. Click on the photo for more info

1960s Vintage RETRO Copper and Enamel Pin ABSTRACT Red and Green Brooch - TheVictorianVanity

Vintage Tricyle pin - unfortunetly it's now reserved :( from ditbge


Norwegian Pewter Modernist Brooch - coconutroad. I wanted this brooch but it sold before I got to it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Art on a Sunday

My big brother is getting married this weekend. I've been busy drawing a series of pictures for him and his wife to be. Here are some pictures - the series still needs a name/title.... I'm far to hungover to think of a good one.





The picture above on the right is upside down - wasn't thinking when I signed that one.

The one of the left is my favourite. Going to go and find some panadol and a shady spot to have a nap....



Friday, September 18, 2009

Zip-it. I love my Zipper Bag


I had one of those days today..... hanging out for the bell to go to leave school. 3pm couldn't come quick enough. I did have a giggle today when I looked up to see a year 4 boy wearing my Zipper bag. He was dancing, singing and spinning around in circles.
Check out this link to see how the Zipper bag works, it's 1 big zipper and it makes a fantastic bag for.... dancing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X2veESz6bo
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SOLD




I've been doing a bit of Etsy online window shopping lately and I've marked lots of items as my faves. I found a brooch I just loved, I sent an email asking for a price on shipping. I got a reasonable price, so I went to go and buy it but it SOLD. I was so disappointed.

I think it's great that people are buying and selling on etsy, I just wish more people put prices to ship to Australia and I had all the money I wanted to buy everything.... and I do mean everything.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lino Printing


Last week, all my art supplies arrived from America. I found a small piece of soft lino and created this cut of a frog. I printed on a variety of papers including handmade paper.
I've never been able to print a lino cut and leave it. After the frogs dried I drew over them in with an ink pen.
Here are just a few of the ones I printed.


Flowers











Monday, September 14, 2009

New in My ETSY Store








Go to www.gemmjoy.etsy.com for more details


Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Purchase


It's been a couple of months since I've bought anything from Etsy. I searched vintage bags yesterday and I saw so many that I liked. I ended up settling on this 1970's straw purse. I bought it from PureVintageClothing. The shop has lots of cool vintage items - check it out you won't be disappointed.
Thursday, September 10, 2009

A new friend

I thought I would show you some photos of the fluffiest cat in the world. This is Ginger and he thinks my home is his home. He made himself comfortable on my floor cushion on the weekend and had a good ole cat nap.

Anything red I love



My brothers wedding is very soon, finding what to wear has been frustrating. I think I've decided on a blue dress and a large white print and black cardi (my mum has other ideas and has just bought me a dress off ebay). The other night I decided I wanted to wear a large red brooch. I looked on etsy and saw a couple of lovely ones - but I never have good luck with the postie and thought that an international buy would be too much of a risk. So I set off yesterday to make my very own. I even finished it in one day. I've used 3 different types of red felt and lots of red coloured beads - I'm yet to try it on with my outfit so fingers crossed it's the look I'm going for.

On a side night has anyone else noticed how many people are engaged or getting married at the moment?????

I'm thinking about doing another brooch for my shop. My little shop is still on vacation :(



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Some Art for the First Day of Spring

I've looked through some images on my Facebook and decided to share them with you. If anyone is interested let me know and I can organise something for you









 

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