Thursday, November 27, 2008

On A Roll


















Well I was on a roll with this book until last week when I hurt my back again, so complete rest no movement ,ice ,drugs, cancelled appointments and cancelled class sorry Gail’s girls and worst of all NO ART, I’m having bad withdrawals from the art bit I mean.
Judy’s class has so inspired me these piece were done before I hurt the back again I still have more to do so Hopeful maybe next week!!

This page is my favorite as my dear sis Linda gave me the glass slide with the velvet pouch it goes in and the silver slide while I was at her place in the states earlier this year. I wondered what on earth was I going to do with it, but it was perfect. The little leather purse I found at an antique shop.
The leaf charm up the very top was a awful bright gold piece I bought from Judy now look at it.
This page took along time to attach it all together believe it or not.



I found an old book at this favorite shop of mine it was from the 18 hundreds and it had pressed flowers in it so of course it was perfect for this theme.
I love the poem under this picture I found it fitted in with him travelling all the time looking for specimans.“To My Wife who has put an end to my wanderings "










I was a bit under sided with this page at first but I have grown to like it. I used a glass microscope slide to sandwich the feather in between which I loved .
There is more to come so stay tuned
Jen
PS dont worry girls I did Judys class with the moth is still coming
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36 comments:

Sarah said...

My Jenny, (said in my best Forrest Gump voice), you have have outdone yourself. Stunning, goegeous and absoutley beautiful. I shall kidnap it and hold it to ransome. From your favourite stalker..

Jen Crossley said...

Run Forest Run
LOL
Jen

Teresa said...

My mamma always said.....now you've got me talking in a Gump voice! Beautiful work Jenny, but if I don't see the moth soon, I'll have to assume some harm has come to it. WE WANT MOTH! WE WANT MOTH!

Susan Tuttle said...

I am so sorry to hear about your back injury my friend -- here's to a speedy recovery! Your work is absolutely beautiful, as always!

Susan
xxoo

Linda Cain said...

I LOVE the page with the little guy and the bird!!! Beautiful!!!
You are such an inspiration!!!
Keep on Rollin'
Your Friend in ART,
Linda

Brook said...

Just gorgeous is all that I can say.

papercracker said...

Fabulous work! Hope you are feeling better soon and production is once again up and running. Can't wait to see more work in this book.

Sam Marshall said...

Your work is amazing.
~INSPIRATIONAL~
Hope you feel better soon.
xxx

Gretz said...

Hi Jen,

These pages are stunning!

I do hope your back is better soon, SO YOU CAN GET BACK TO PILATES!

I also hope you can come down for a weekend soon (once you are better) as I was so looking forward to seeing you today!

G& J

kelsey said...

Oh Crozza!!! Simply too beautiful for words, you've really outdone yourself with this piece..... gorgeous!!!

Be kind to your back, it'll be fine soon enough (when it's ready!) and in the meantime, get that ol' grey matter plotting and planning your next piece of art to amaze us all. Big hugs to you. See you in 3 months...woohoo!!!

Deb said...

Ohhh... your poor back! I am so sorry it is acting up again :0( Your pages are magnificent... the book will be a treasure for sure. Get better soon, sweet girl! xox Deb

joanne wardle said...

stunning beautiful work

Gail said...

Jen, your work is sublime, you put us all to shame(those of us in the class) who still have done nothing with their books. This book will become a treasured family heirloom.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

THis book is fantastic !! I love all the details you add !!

Karen Cole said...

Sorry I haven't visited for awhile Jen. I hope you are feeling better soon. I'd hate to see all of that talent going to waste. The details and composition are just beautiful.

Looks like you had a great time with the lovely Ms. Wilkenfeld.

xo K

Kim said...

Bummer about your back - I sure hope it starts feeling better soon and Stays that way , lol.
These pages are just as good as the last , just Gojus...

azirca said...

Wow! What beautiful pages, you really are creating a stunning work of art here Jen, it's amazing.
I really love the little pocket with the tiny vials and all of the layers of detail.

I do hope that your back settles down again soon.
take care of yourself.
hugs

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow... your work is very inspiring. I love the old leather, and the agelessness and the personality of these pieces... Roxanne

seth said...

Jen these pages are extraordinary. Really amazing. Hope you feel better soon and can get back to this project.

Spotted Sparrow said...

This may be the most gorgeous book I have ever seen. It is absolutely stunning!

Viola said...

Fantastic work, Jen!! Stunningly beautiful!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Hope the backs on the mend Jen. Your book's looking fabulous, I can see just a hint of blue in there, maybe sitting on my table for a week in Keith LB's class is starting to rub off.

Gaby Bee said...

I agree with everyone else. Your work is absolutely stunning! So many interesting embellishments! I love the layers, textures and the collage work, everything looks just amazing!

Gaby xo

lklight said...

Wow, amazing work! Feel better.

CathWren said...

Stunning work Jen! Take good care of yourself. Back injuries are hell. I had one in early 2008 and I am still nursing it.

Jo said...

Jen...sorry to hear about your back!!! no good at all...

Wonderful to see your beautiful book...pages are amazing Jen! The detail and thought behind it all, is truly inspiring!
Take care, Jo

Kim Logan said...

Wow Jen...absolutely gorgeous.....a really beautiful piece.
x

oldflowers4me said...

jen -this just took my breath a way-its got that very old world look-which i love-i so want to meet up with you and take 1 of your class's-singing and skipping jo...

Lucy said...

Dear Jen,
Hope you're back is getting better day by day. Your book is a MASTERPIECE!!!! What more can I say?
Hugs Lucy

pamelahuntington said...

Jen,
this is just lovely...
pamela

Jill Marie Shulse said...

Gosh...your work is truly amazing! I hope you're beginning to feel better. I hope you don't mind that I've added your blog to my list of 'kewl places to visit' on my blogsite.
Jill

Spotted Sparrow said...

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Cindy Dean said...

OMG Jen...it's so beautiful!

Heather Robinson said...

All I can say is that these pieces just make my heart race with excitement. I can see why you are itching to create. You obviously learned so much. So sorry to hear about your back.

Night Owl Designs said...

Jen, Your pages are awesome and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing :-)

Julie van Oosten said...

Just love everything you do Jen, such beautiful work, totally inspiring! always, Julie