Bohemian Rhapsody

That is such an iconic song… and once it’s in your head, it won’t go away! I have had such a busy day today… catching up on all the creative things I have been itching to do! I do enjoy knitting, playing with fabric, sewing and all that stuff, but I crave the freedom that being messy with pages, paints and ink brings. I surprise myself sometimes – that I can actually find anything is a miracle! I finished a Julie F-F B-inspired canvas; I started an art journal for recipes I print out that I use regularly; I made backgrounds of another 2 pages in 2 more old books (soon to become journals); I finished off the Green Jester character I started when I created Nick’s page and I journalled this spread for Wednesday Stamper’s challenge – Bohemian Rhapsody, humming the words as I painted. I got so mucky I had to wash my hands 3 times already today! (They don’t like bits of paint on their toast, you see…!)

Is this the Real Life?

All the rubber stamps are my carvings! I love using the dip pen to write with and I think I shall buy some acrylic inks soon, especially white. Then I can write in a more flowing style in both black and white. It seems to be easier to write over lots of layers of acrylic paints and soluble wax crayons too. That’s something I often find problematic. Here’s my green Jester lady…

Oh she’s pretty! I have a boyish character all painted, ready to finish off too. I just seem to have so many things on the go at the moment and only the one pair of hands… ah well! 🙂

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  1. Scatter

     /  March 5, 2011

    You did it again Rosie! I love the colors, the stamping, the way you wrapped the words around her beautiful face. This is a winner!

  2. WOW vibrant pages, love the border of your carving stamps.
    Love the Jester lady too, specially her dreamy eyes.
    Have a nice weekend,

  3. Just Beautiful!!!

  4. lottie

     /  March 5, 2011

    These take my breath away

  5. Oh my goodness… I’m speechless over your marvelous pieces today Rosie! These are truly fabulous!!! (Imagine what I would say when you had 6 pair of hands!)

  6. Oh my… I’m one day late and I’m a bit ashamed that I wasn’t here yesterday – I should have glued a note onto my computer screen…. anyway, I want to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. wowza, fabulous pages! i love the song, a favorite on my ipod. 🙂 the jester is just as fabulous. dip pen … been looking for mine for a bit but cannot find. i guess it will appear on the scene when i finally have the time and energy to sit down. wow, your dh grandma born in a gypsy waggon, how exciting and unusual is that! i bet she has a lot of stories to tell.

  8. Such cool journal pages!! Love your carved stamps and the Jester is awesome!! Bravo 🙂
    Hugs and applause,

  9. How did I miss this??? I’m so glad I decided to browse through your blog again and not just stop on the first post, or I would have missed your Bohemian Rhapsody! WOW!!! I love it more than words can express!! Every element works perfectly together in the composition, and the colors and pattern, WOW! It’s WONDERFUL! And I do love the song. Funny synchronistic story: A few days ago, about the same time you posted this, Andrew had a Dr.s appointment. The elevator was packed, so Amy and I decided to take the stairs and meet him at the top. As we were approaching the landing to floor 3, we heard a low, almost basso profundo operatic voice that got louder and louder as we got nearer. Around the corner and out of sight, Andrew, who had gotten there ahead of us, was singing Bohemian Rhapsody and listening to his voice echo in the stairwell, hoping to give us a bit of a scare. By the time we got to him, he was also hitting the high notes! Raising a performing artist has it’s share of (fun) challenges…LOL! …But back to your journal page: I can’t stop looking at it! !!LOVE!!

    • Well, how cool is that!! Makes me laugh that it backfired on Andrew though… I watched Burlesque yesterday and it was fantastic! I love Christina Aguilera & Cher too!

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