Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Australia - Janie O'Brien's theme.

I used an A5 'art' journal from Officeworks which cost $7.98 for this round. From memory the brand was either Quill or Derwent. The paper is 120gsm. There were about 70 pages and I removed enough pages from the centre of all sewn signatures to leave me with 30 pages. I then stuck every 2 pages together which finally left me with 15 pages of approx 280gsm.
My first piece if from an Albert Namatjira painting which I love. It is a mixture of collage papers and paint and pen. I start with a background of colour stratas, then collage pieces, and finally paint and pen.  There is also a Peter Allen extract and an Arthur Boyd one.
My second piece is about magpies - who are a passion of mine. The background is made up of indigenous art torn up and stuck down, then a layer of thinned geeso mixed with a matt sealer to tone down the bright colour a little. Finally some fussy cut friends, being themselves. The poem at the top left about maggies is by Judith Wright, bottom right an extract from Wikipedia.


  1. Wow Janie, great pages! Look forward to working out what to do in your journal, and seeing what everyone else comes up with!

  2. My goodness Janie, these are stunning... I am seriously worried about putting anything in your journal now...

  3. Fantastic Janie....sorry I won't get to see it irl😢


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