1001 Nights!

Bedtime Stories is this week’s theme at Mixed Media Monday, and the wonderful quilter Beth, has created the most gorgeous example to inspire us – “Babes in the Woods”.

I have been practising image transfers in my altered art journal and had chosen a pic from an article about the Mayans, where a man is laying down and a lady is tending him. It reminded me of 1001 Arabian Nights’ Tales – Scheherazade… and when I was little, it was my favourite book. My Mum used to read me the stories every night at bedtime – Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves, etc. I’d be hard pushed to name them now, but I did know them off by heart!!

Anyways, here’s how the page ended up!

Knowing how much I love to recycle, it’ll come as no surprise to you that I’ve become a contributor over at Going Green Crafters and Artists blog, where I posted the scrap fabric bookmarks I’ve been making as small gifts for Christmas…

And, I’ve got all my “Darker” altered cutlery, soldered pendants and Day of the Dead jewellery in my friend’s new ‘unit’ in The Strand Shopping Gallery in Bude! Yay! Lyn Soutar’s a very talented beader and jewellery designer. She makes OOAK lampwork beads and pendants and has sold her designs in Canada and the US too! I love what she does and we’re complete opposites: Lyn = perfectionist, neat and tidy… Rosie = messy, grunge-monkey and well outside the box!! Could be why we get on so well!

Remember these?!! Yeah, baby!!

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5 Comments

  1. I am totally impressed by your works, Rosie. You are a great artist.

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  2. Sandy

     /  December 1, 2009

    Wow this is absolutely stunning.
    Your work rocks Rosie. Love them all.

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  3. Beautiful work rosie, I especially love the bookmarks. What a great stocking stuffer. Hugs,Betty

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  4. mixedmediamonday

     /  December 2, 2009

    Ah, Rosie – I remember the magic of that book 🙂 Love your piece, and the other pieces in this post as well! Diane

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  5. Rosie your bedtime story piece is so wonderful, love the story about Ali Baba, your bookmarks is wonderful to.

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