Thursday, 24 June 2010

Whiter Shade of Pale (theme thursday collage)





My favourite day of the week is Thursday as I get to visit my friends Linda, Pat, Chantal and Marie..its like a ladies who lunch day with some arty time thrown in. Today I saw Lindas new kitchen complete with the most amazing brass handles very vintaj looking!. Of course with the stress of trying to get my kids to school hoping they would go in this time without a fuss..I completely forgot my art supplies. So luckily I was able to make something out of papers, white paint, old sewing patterns, scrunched brown paper and a teabag to distress everything! Linda always has the latest gadgets so this book is made with a new machine called the cinch! which is great for making more than 6 holes compared to a bind it all machine. I have finished this off tonight with images from ceremony and added some beads, vintage lace, buttons and crochet thread. I visited Chantals house for the first time today and saw the most amazing French furniture and framed art ..very ornate to accompany our lovely lunch in the new conservatory. Its great to have friends who share the same interest and whom you can have a laugh with and share the good and the bad times of life

25 comments:

Donna said...

Ooooh! So pretty! I love the creaminess and the newsprint. It's quite ancient looking and so homey too!

How nice to have an artsy day with friends! It's so much more fun if you can chat and visit while you create new things. :o)

What is the temperature where you are Lorraine? I can't imagine WANTING more heat!? We turn the AC on in April down here in Texas!

jenny said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Lorraine...nothing like sharing some arty play with like minded friends.
Your book is gorgeous...
Jenny

Kelly said...

beautiful!

dosfishes said...

Lovely pale and delicate. Fun to spend time with friends just playing.

Trudy Callan said...

Your collage is so beautiful. How wonderful to have friends to do art with once a week. I will have to see if I can round up a group sometime. That would be so much fun.

Trudy
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

Minxy said...

Owwww preeeeeeetty, and lucky you having like minded friends so close...wish i had that

Hermine said...

WOW fantastic!

Sandy said...

OMG your work rock Lorraine.
Unbelievable design. Stunning.

Lynn Stevens said...

Well for forgetting your supplies you sure came up with a winner!
Sounds like a great time with your friends.

snakkemunn said...

Beautiful, I like the pale and romantic style. It sounds that you have a good day. :))

Mandy said...

this is fantastic...i want to touch it...xxx

Pat Beaumont said...

Love the finished art Lorraine - we had a fun day

LME said...

It turned out lovely :)

Good old costco

Carin said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous! And how wonderful to have friends to create with like that! So glad you had a nice day!

La Dolce Vita said...

awesome work! love all the texture!

Kris Dickinson said...

A total and complete masterpiece Lorriane! I LOVE it! - Kris

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful work, Lorraine. I really love this and I love the song from "PROCUL HARUM"

Lori said...

Wow, with a minimal amount of supplies, you have created a masterpiece! Love the rich, elegant, creamy colors! Arty days with friends are the best!

Lori Saul said...

Fabulous work - wonderful textural elements and elegant in it's delicate palette!

Creative Carmelina said...

hello Lorraine!

i love your vintage collage! it's so great and layered...and what caught my attention right away were those awesome flowers made with text paper....in the corner! brilliant!

i love it! and yes, it's wonderful to create and share with friends!

well done!

ciao bella
creative carmelina


thanks too for coming to see me!

xoxo

Chris said...

OMG Lorraine this is soooo BEAUTIFUL...I just love everything about it. It's so elegant...what a wonderful piece of art :D

Sounds like you've had lots of fun... just as it should be... sharing crafty time with good friends.

Have a great weekend
hugs
Chris xx

joanne wardle said...

wow, this is gorgeous, I love the flower

Sharon Sams said...

The color scheme is great - I love the white/gesso look of it and the good "messiness" of it....and I mean that in the best way possible!!! :)

Heloise said...

This is lovely. Thank you for your kind comment left on my blog.

Melinda Cornish said...

it sounds like a great day....I saw the cinch in a craft store here and put it on my someday wish list...I dont have any kind of a binder at all....I love your work in the paler colors...it is very pretty....