Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PAGES FROM A NATURE JUNK BOOK-

It seems rather a long time since I was here,, but wanted to
show you what I have been trying to distract myself with through the 
last many weeks, of covid-19 worry .


The book is made with old coffee dyed papers, and envelopes , and here
are the first 5 spreads . I used old pieces of papers, and fabrics, from my 
paper and fabric junk-boks - handmade flowers and tags. 
If you click the photo, you will have a bigger image . 


And papers from https://papergarden.fi/gb/ a lovely Finnish shop .like
the Lily -of -the -Valley above and others. The birds are all from
an old nature journal.


The stamps are from FB : June Mac ------and the tree stamp below ,and some words



There are little clusters like the one below flower rosettes
and old book pages, already yellowed by time . 


I so hope you are all safe and well ,-- here we try the best and
only goes out for a walk every day, and not meeting many persons .

Take care dear friends, all over the world, we are in this all together
and we will stay positive , hopefully, with a daily creative time . 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 


17 comments:

Julie Loeschke said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful journal,dear Dorthe.Stay well.

SewPaperPaint said...

These pages are delightful! Such a treat for the eyes. Your work is so inspiring my friend. Hugs, Autumn

junemac2 said...

Dorhte this is pure beauty, Its so exquisite and you are such an inspiring artist. I am making one at the moment too xxx

Junibears said...

You are so clever my dear Dorthe. This is absolutely fabulous. I love it. xxx

Bente said...

Hei kjære Dorthe. Så nydelig og kreativt. Du lager de vakreste ting.
Her holder vi oss mest inne i denne vanskelige tiden. Vi får bare tenke at det kommer gode tider igjen når dette er over.

Klem fra meg

froebelsternchen said...

I am totally in love with your wonderful journal pages Dorthe! AMAZING! This is somthing so special and beautiful!
WOW!!!!
Happy start of April , take good care of you!

Susi xxx

Sue said...

What a beautiful journal Dorthe, perfectly put together. Take care and stay safe, Sue xx

Naomi said...



Love your work, Dorthe. I always get excited when I see a post from you in my email. These pages are so interesting and complex. I am dying to try some of my own. It's tricky being at home all the time with my daughter and her twin nine-yr-old boys. Not much quiet time or much space.

I hope you stay well and can keep your spirits up. Just have to take one day at a time. That's the only way for me to stay sane these days.

Take care. I'll be looking forward to another post in the (near) future.

valloves2create said...

Such loveliness, dear Dorthe!

Createology said...

Your book is simply stunning Dorthe Dear. We are the fortunate ones who have our Creative Bliss outlets. Staying safe and well here too. Daily walks or drives to keep distanced from others. Staying hunkered down at home. Prayers for our World.

Fliss said...

Your pages are absolutely stunning Dorthe. So much amazing detail and vintage beauty. Just love how you combined all those wonderful elements into such gorgeous collages.
Stay safe and well.
Fliss xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another amazing show piece dearest Dorthe what a lovely distraction this must be from the worries of the world outside. Again I see those little clusters full of history altered by your talented hands, how lovely do those aged pages look with your chosen ephemera and edges of lace.
Another creation that I could flick through and enjoy each and every day. You are such an inspiring creative, think I may just need to get mine out again today.
I hope you and the family are well, the world has us in worry from every corner. Although I am not in complete isolation due to having the responsibilities of a carer It's amazing how our restricted freedom can weigh so heavy on us all.
Please take care dear friend & stay safer than safe.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Dorthe~ : ) I am slowly catching up on my blog visiting and this bird-themed journal here is the star of my day! I just love it! Birds always seem to bring me peace and contentment~ And your soft colors and beautiful textures are inviting and lovely to look at~ Like something from long ago, your vintage style is unique to you - something so appealing & special! Thanks for sharing with us Dorthe~ Truly lovely!

(I still am not able to create at my desk - but I have been happily in the kitchen preparing meals and desserts for family that has brought me creative pleasure : ) loving hugs, karen o (hope to answer to you soon:)

Lace Age Girl said...

Hello beautiful friend, It lifts my heart to see your creative and beautiful posts showing your talent. You are a positive inspiration in our world. Thank you, Dorthe!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Simply beautiful,dear Dorthe.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs and love,
Marie

butterfly said...

This looks like a perfect distraction from the fear and trouble facing us. i could get lost just looking at these pages, so I can imagine what it was like to lose yourself in creating all the layers of texture and beautiful imagery. The papers and fabrics and natural colour tones all work in harmony to create a journal of serenity and delight. It really is exquisite, Dorthe. I do hope you are keeping safe and well.
Hugs (virtual, non-infectious ones!) and love,
Alison x

Diana Taylor said...

I can't tell you how thrilled I was to pop over to your blog and find some new work to enjoy - it's always such a pleasure to see what you have been doing and this is totally delightful. Such beauty, and impossible for me to pick out favourite bits as it is all so gorgeous! Once again I love your beautiful and gentle colours and the way you combine all your elements in your very own 'Dorthe style'!
I hope you are coping with these difficult times and staying safe and well.
Hugs, Diana xx