Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Wandering in the woods

Wandering in the woods this misty dawn; following the siren call that echoed and pulled at me I thought I saw her briefly through the trees before the mists swirled densely back again. I called her name; this lady of the woods who had captured my heart. The tinkle of her laughter tinkled all around, flittering though the breeze like a thousand butterflies. I wandered up hill and over dale; chasing my dreams until, exhausted, I slumbered by the stream.
When I woke from my rest; pressed into my palm this journal I did find; verdant green and natural tone. A thing of earth and sky. A rare and beautiful gift bestowed upon the artist fair.....
 Do you want the boring details too? I had a couple of pieces of bark that were just crying out to be used so that was my starting point. I added some bronze UTEE to the side to add a bit of a contrast to the matte texture of the bark. The central disc sits on wire and has been coloured in tones of greens, coppers and golds. The lace ties are coloured with Dylusions.
The spine is binding cloth over which lace has been used. The Charms are coloured with Metallic lustres.

 Bit of the details. I love the varying textures. The roughness of the bark, the smoothness of the UTEE. The softness of the lace and the hardness of the wire.
 Inside the pages are uneven and consist of old pages; discards from a previous project. All bound and randomly coloured with Dylusions.

 I am looking forward to working in this little gem. Though at almost ATC size I may find it a challange at times. Hope you like it too.
Take care


10 comments:

mark gould said...

Very cool. Love the textures

jacquelyn hughes said...

It's absolutely fab

Love jacquie x

Kay Dalton said...

i LOVE it, i can almost imagine the little fay house it came from xx

Laura B said...

Love this! What a beautiful journal.:) I enjoyed your tale at the beginning, too.

Nan G said...

Wonderful intro, Neil! You had me wondering what treat we would be blessed with and what a treat indeed! Beautiful little journal. Absolutely love the covers!

Ana K. said...

Hi Neil, your mini book is just fantastic…I love texture and even inside of the book is great…it’s all in details….Greetings from Slovenia

Andrea C said...

Absolutely LOVE it. So very creative but so wonderfully enchanting. x

Erin Stewart said...

Did you write the opening words? If you did you have a real gift with words...I was there with you, running after the noise, running through the mist. Anyway, fabulous book. I love the inside pages. Fab! Fab! Fab! I can't wait for March!

Elly said...

Do i need new glasses because i couldn't find the boring details?(;o) A very interesting use of bark. You never fail to amaze me. A very cool journal!

butterfly said...

It's absolutely magical! I'm going to have to go scavenging for bark now!!
Alison x