Archives for category: Collage

Latest in the leaf journal – fox page by HL, lady writer by HH.

It’s funny, I didn’t notice the fur connection until after it was done. Ideas have been racing around like a skulk of foxes lately and words are getting bashed out on the keyboard. Happily.

New in the Leaf Journal:


Inspired by HH’s cake tour of Melbourne – I made this image.

The text (from a vintage childrens’ book) says: ‘She bought some honey and rose leaf meringues and two loaves of violet petal bread.’


HH responded with the above collage. (We are big on the cake theme!)

The text says:
Atomic Housewife – so easily satisfied.

‘The year 2000 used to seem so far ahead into the future – we would all be eating pills for dinner and driving spaceships – but already it is slipping into the past.’

New in the Daler Journal:


I made this one, last year. The text says:

‘If you can raise your eyes up from time to time and take in the horizon you will remember that there is and wild and lovely world beyond the parametres of your small and dusty brain, your stale thoughts.

Look into this.’

To which HH responded with her experiences playing around with Keri Smith’slatest art exploration books:


‘Poking holes into this page using a pencil – frees me up!’



on Keri Smith’s manifesto ‘How To Be An Explorer of the World’ Helen says:

‘(a colour photocopied page) from my new personal journal. Addicted. Doodles are good & idea 23 ‘Document shapes made by water’. Try this!


It’s been rather a long time since I updated the journal project on here. Sorry about that! These pages were actually made late last year, early this year….somehow now it is March.

I have been very busy back inside that aforementioned dusty brain. However, it’s bright and fresh out here in the world – & it’s nice to be back.

Helen wrote:

I’m pretty practical. I’m not a really girly girl, but I do like pretty aprons. There’s something about them that helps to transform the everyday drudgery. I guess that’s the whole idea with those 1950s aprons, only now we have this post-modern nostalgia for the retro objects – we are so self-aware it’s painful sometimes.

We dress our homes, ourselves, our kids to make a statement about who we are. I suppose this has always been so but it seems such a big focus now. Even if its ‘alternative’ it’s still somewhat confined.

I’m just as bad as the next person but I kid myself that I’m no by being anti-establishment – hah!