Tea with Lady Lavender


Hello, sorry It’s been so quiet on here. I’ve been quite busy making stuff…just didn’t remember to take pictures of anything I was doing, hence nothing to show you or blog about.

Yesterday I started working on a series of mixed media journal covers because I visited my own ETSY shop a few weeks ago, and things were looking very, very lonely and neglected. I am trying to get back into bookbinding now, because I have a dozen or so text blocks of beautiful paper all bound and ready for covers. The covers are always the hardest part (but also the most fun) because I don’t like to repeat myself, and I tend to get stuck for a long time, fiddling with tiny details on every single one.

The subject of this batch of journal covers is tea time; this one’s predominantly lavender. The base is painted artist’s canvas. I’ve used various papersโ€”tea stained pages for the tea cup, and my own marbled paper for the tea, some gift tissueโ€”and bits of fabric. Machine as well as hand stitching. Acrylic paints (and some dimensional glitter paint), acrylic inks, and some shading with colored pencils.



What have you been tinkering with lately?

20 thoughts on “Tea with Lady Lavender

      1. Been very busy….doing many courses…latest one on creativity from Stanford….you would have loved it. We are blessed to be able to submerge our lives doing what we love most….all the best for your new venture…your lines are good…do some charcoal! More later on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. LOL it’s always just worked this way…once I approve a comment, everything by that person gets published right away. Frisk everyone every time they visit? I’m hardly that precious.
        Yes, I have a shop, it’s in the menu under my blog banner, called “Shop”, very well disguised. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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