Hello! and welcome to my post about wonderful paper for the blog hop PAPER LOVE.
You have probably just visited Shells in the Bush, the amazing mixed media artist Michelle Reynolds,
who lives on several acres of the Australian bush and loves paper!
Upon participating in on this blog-hop I knew it had propelled me into a bit of unknown hop, hop, hop territory.
Most of my artwork already involves lots of papers of all kinds.
I love amazing, beautifully stained, sewn, manipulated paper!
Plus, I had been saving teabags for about 2 years now,
for some special steeping of a creative idea…
…so I decided to give them a hop!
I concocted a miniature tie-dye,
by using a Itajime Shibori technique with paper clips instead of clamps…
… and then with much care I rendered with pencil some imaginary flowers and creatures!
All this fun will lead to the creation of a stitched postcard for the international postcard swap;
which takes place later this week. I will be posting the final result then.
A glimpse of the preparatory layering of papers for the assembly of this stitched postcard.
Please come back Thursday, March 13 – 2014, to see it!
Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
~Vincent Van Gogh
The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper!
Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight.
Majo Bautista / Tona Bell / Louise Best / Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle Cisco / Sarah Clare / Cathryn Clarge / Dawn Clarkson / Rhiannon Connelly / Jenny D’Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle Manolov / Doreen Marts / Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah Nunn / Camilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle Panagarry / Monette Pangan / Melanie Paul / Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer / Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas / Angee Robertson / Natalie Ryan / Aisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu / Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood / Amelia Woodbridge
And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31).
Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers.
Find out more here.