Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hibiscus New Year

The background of this altered book was painted and prepared in advance of the actual journaling.  I enjoy sitting down and creating with paint, collage, transfers etc. on several page spreads at a time.  When the urge to journal strikes I chose a page that speaks to me in the moment. 

This page is a fave technique of mine - a patterned background with a painting element over top.  Florals have been a subject matter that I return to time and time again....


  1. Emily it is GREAT to find you again! I'm thrilled to see that you have re-discovered art, I've missed seeing your work. You were such a huge influence on me when I first started painting, without your encouragement I would never have achieved what I have.

    Ruth (madmum)

    1. Ruth!!

      How wonderful to hear from you!! Thanks so much for your kind words. It is terrific to see your work - such beautiful light and contrasts in your florals. I look forward to seeing your next piece!!