gypsy journey

my journal keeps growing … thank you Carole


… I have this box I have been throwing things into … gypsy things


… golly… maybe I need to make more than one …


I had to clear our dining table so I could spread out there … the work surface in my art cave could no way accommodate all of this

*** as proof that it is amazing that I have a blog at all … had to share that just this minute … I finally figured out how to use the “Proofread Writing” feature on my bbb (blogblogblog) … ‘ABC’ hardly looks to me like the button to press … I am convinced a lot of icons speak to a certain age group … but for some reason I decided to “go there” … nothing like 2.5 years down the road … it’s true … “you learn something new every day” … one day I’ll have to investigate some of the other mysterious icons … but for now … I will try to let the pictures do most of the talking here … yah right 😉

this page opens to reveal the following

I finally got brave … yes I did Nathalie and cut a piece of the gorgeous family heirloom linen you shared with me … I think I still want to rough it up a bit … the page below is in the planning stages … I can hardly believe I hacked away at that beautiful linen

below is a box top I tried soaking in water to remove the image … when that didn’t really happen … I decided to iron it dry and just use it flat instead

many thanks to Doreen in Australia … one of my classmates … for the sewing machine tips … I have the feeling it may be time for a new needle too with all of the paper/fabric sewing I have been doingmy sewing machine hasn’t been used for “real” sewing for years now

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” ~Henry L. Doherty

~*Happy July … already*~


30 responses to “gypsy journey

  1. This is turning into a lovely journal, Patty. I would never be brave enough to spread all my hand images on a table. I would never get them all back into the container I keep them in. This is a great theme for you, since you have so many images.

    I talked to the people at my Singer Sewing Center awhile back and learned there is a new needle (at least for Singer, not sure about others) that is sharper, is designated for sewing paper and fabric together, and will not dull for at least 30,000 stitches. May seem like a lot, but of course, we can go through that amount in no time if we are making art journals. Thought I would pass it on. Have a great day, dear friend and lovely weekend.

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  2. have fun sewing! (love the emboidered tablecloths)

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  3. This is looking fantastic!

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  4. Marilyn Rock

    What a gorgeous journal Patty. I think you should be making more of these! Gorgeous images and I, too, love the tablecloths! Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! xxoo

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  5. Your journal is gorgeous! You always throw yourself into whatever you do. You can always be counted on. I love that!

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  6. Whoa!!! Let the pix do the talking is RIGHT…especially the first one…I clicked on the post and when that thing popped up I went…OMG!!! 🙂 What an amazing box of goodies you have accumulated. I think it needs to be insured and where is Bekins when you need them!!!! I have been missing in action…was away,,,I had been reading your posts but could not comment :(…..love them all …such wonderful fotos and art….

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  7. You seem to be doing just fine without the fancy iconography! Great photos, obviously some gypsy in your soul!

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  8. Patty, your journal is absolutely rocking! I love it (don’t sweat the spell check! Your pix say it all!)

    You and a couple other bloggers have inspired me to get started on pages for an art journal while on vacation. At least get some backgrounds down so I can go from there, and who knows what all will go in it! I’m loving this one.

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  9. what a fantastic journal you are creating, it looks like heaps of fun.

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  10. Oh gosh Patti, everything I see here is sooooo gorgeous!! I love fabric and paper, and all those pieces you are showing me glimpses of, fabric threads, , my heart is palpitating!
    The last photo is divine!

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  11. Patty this is a real work of true love. I love the theme of gypsy pages…the union of wonderful papers and fabrics create a perfect union. You are a generous spirit to share this process with me. Thank You, Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  12. Totally fab Patty!! great theme and wonderful images you have. I really must sit down and do some work on mine before the kids start their holidays in two weeks!

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  13. Good Grief Gypsy Girl – you are really rolling with this journal and I LOVE it. FANTASTIC, superb, creative, breathless, Oh my God beautiful. I am loving, loving, loving it! You go girlfriend! hugs,

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  14. beautiful, patty!!!

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  15. oh Patty i am drooling here 🙂

    i love your gypsy theme…

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  16. Oh Patty this is looking fabulous!!! I LOVE all your gypsy images!!! I’m already planning the themes for the next 4 or 5 of my books! I am so loving this class!!! Thanks for reccomending it. 😀

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  17. Oh and OH and OH MY GOODNESS! To get my hands on that journal and slowly turn the pages…this is tremendous….hope you will share lots more photos of this incredible project. The humor on the ABC icon is quite delicious as well. But you are in good company as these types of things happen to me all the time as well! And like you, I amaze myself that I’ve made it this far with such little going for me………ha ha! You are such a delight! Xo, Sue

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  18. This looka A MAZ ING where on earth did you get all ths gypsy stuff the book is just wonderful i love it something else I would lke to have a go at but there are som many things I will get there one day (making an altered book) But this week I too will be using my machine for sewing material! ha ha can’t wait i nwill do one of the things on my list yay! lol

    Love Dawn xx

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  19. So nice to come home and take a peek in to see what you’ve been up to Miss Patty! OMG! Your gypsy journal is fabu-li-cious!!! (I just KNOW that’s a word!)

    You know you’re in serious trouble when you use your sewing machine for paper and your oven to bake polymer clay! LOVE it!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  20. What a GREAT theme! Bravo for your bravery in hacking into the linen! It adds a wonderful, rich texture to your book.

    I weep that I haven’t started Carole’s class yet!

    Oh, and booger! I have to unearth my sewing machine!!!!!!

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  21. Your journal is looking great Patty…shall we skip class one day next week & go shopping ? Miss wouldn’t mind would she ? or would it be an after school detention for the pair of us ?

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  22. Beautiful pages, Patty!! love the theme and I love the idea of using scraps to make beautiful things…..

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  23. Patty
    what a treasure trove of wonderful vintage items. Your journal is just gorgeous! 🙂 I love the theme also. Wanted to wish you a Happy July 4th!

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  24. Looks like you’re having fun Patty….what a hoard of treasures you have there 🙂
    I remember that gorgeous blue arch; love it!!

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  25. I love the papers for the journal….and what a wealth of gypsy treasures….you may have to make more than one!

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  26. Everyone else has said all I wanted to say Patty – I am in awe of your Journal – absolutely magical!

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  27. Oh, my! So glad we got another peek!

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  28. I love all your gypsy treasures spread out on your table… and the words “she found a little of herself everywhere she roamed.”
    Happy July Fifth! roxanne

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  29. As always, the Marmelade Gypsy gasps at anything gypsy!

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  30. What can I say Patty.

    It’s beautiful, and everytime I see anything gypsie I’ll be thinking “now I wonder if Patty would like that” !!

    Love the ABC button quip, I’ll look for it tomorrow when I’ll be musing over a new post!!!
    Shane

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