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Saturday, 26 March 2016

In search of illumination...

Hello all!  Since I can't invite you all to the upcoming press night performances of the RSC King & Country History plays in New York, instead I'm inviting you over to Country View Crafts Projects to see some medieval(ish) illuminated manuscript pages with which to celebrate Easter. 


I've been playing with the fabulous White Fire Fresco paint again, as well as my all-time favourite Lynne Perrella stamps. I do hope you'll be able to head over to Country View Crafts Projects to see how it all looks.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Here in secular theatrical New York we are working not only today, but also on Easter Sunday and Monday... I'm looking forward to our day off on Tuesday.  So I'll wish you a happy Easter now, and I really will be out and about in Craftyblogland more regularly soon!

If you look at an illuminated manuscript, even today, it just blows your mind.  For them, without all the clutter and inputs that we have, it must have been even more extraordinary.
Geraldine Brooks

37 comments:

brenda said...

Stunning colours Alison, the hints of blue intermingled with the greens compliment that image so well.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

B x

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, Alison, what a brilliant art journal spread with such fantastic colours and a beautiful stamping! It's stunning! I am completely in love with this awesome piece of art! Hugs! Branka xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Gorgeous! Love those Lynne Perella stamps. They look fab in your signature blues and greens Alison. Lx

rachel said...

looks amazing alison - off over there now xx

Helen said...

the project looks fab, off for a proper look... happy Easter and hope the press night goes well.. enjoy your day off!

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, it's beautiful!! Such great stamps and you used them so well!

Chrissy said...

You are so very talented Alison..the book with the stamped images on top of the brayering is gorgeous..love the golden shimmer..beautifully done.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Amanda said...

Looks amazing. Working myself all Easter so share your pain, sadly not in NY though
Love
Amanda x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Looks amazing Alison. I'm off to see more, but I just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter! hugs :)

Marci said...

It is beautiful, and you have made me want that white fire paint!

Marci said...

It is beautiful, and you have made me want that white fire paint!

Lisa S. said...

Love this sneak peek Alison. :) Happy Easter!

Paper Profusion said...

Looks like a brilliant make.. Going over for a look see...Hope the performances go fantastically well with fab reviews. Happy Easter and enjoy NYC! Nicola x

chrissie said...

Wonderful project Alison.

How amazing to be asked to such a wonderful event in the US. Enjoy every minute

Love Chrissie xx

Dorthe said...

The spread are fabulous, Alison, love your texture, and the beauty in both pages.
Enjoy it all over there, and have a Happy Easter, dear.
xoxo

Inky and Quirky said...

Absolutely stunning Alison in your gorgeous trademark colour palette of course ;)
Happy working Easter to you
Hugs
Donna xxx

Diana Taylor said...

I just popped over to have a closer look - totally gorgeous - so rich and vibrant.

Redanne said...

I have just been over, all I can say is - stunning work!!

Sorry you have to work all weekend but I guess it is not so bad when you are doing something you love! Enjoy your day off on Monday. I am still going to wish you a wonderful Easter weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

It looks amazing Alison, fantastic images.
Happy Easter wishes.
Yvonne xx

Anneke said...

Your pages look fantastic.
I love every bit of it!

Gaby Bee said...

This spread is absolutely stunning, such a wonderful use of those paints and stamps! Love your style!

Happy Easter!

Willy said...

Wowww beautiful!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Loving the colours Alison, off to have a look. Sound like you are having fun! Hugs Debs xx

Annie said...

Just heading over to CVC blog in a minute but wanted to wish you a very Happy Easter x I hope you are managing some rest and relaxation too xx Have you managed to make tie to get to the flea markets yet ?

Huge hugs Annie xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning art work Alison, the colours and shimmer look fabulous.
Hope you can still enjoy the Easter weekend even though you're working and relax on Tuesday.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Having a bad connection day - finally linked at 5th try! I love the journal pages - certainly have the Mediaeval look! Hope you are enjoying your Easter Day! Hugs, Chrisx o

Fliss said...

Your peek looks very intriguing Alison and hope you're having a great time away.
Happy Easter to you too.
Fliss xx

craftimamma said...

Off to CVC in a minute but had to say your sneak peek looks very tantalising! I can't wait to buy the white fire Fresco (it's my fave TG) and on here it looks fabulous.

Hope you're enjoying your time in New York ....don't let them keep you too long ....we miss you!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Stunning piece Alison !
Corrie x

Sue said...

This is a real stunner Alison, beautiful stamping and colours. Hope you get a day of soon! xx

Lynn Price said...

Thank you for checking in with me! I am fine - mojo is a bit quiet, and have a lot of mid-semester stuff to which I need to pay attention... but did think I was keeping up with visits at least - but I see not. This is ethereal - one of your best pieces of this type! I absolutely love how you've used the white fire.... perfection! And of course all of your other beautiful embossing, subsequent painting, and splatters/other effect - so gorgeous. This actually does resemble stained glass....marvelous! xxx Lynn And hope you enjoy a well-deserved day off tomorrow :-)

Pawsitively Creative said...

Hope you enjoyed your much deserved rest today. I had a gander at this inteicate and beautiful design and have to say: holy toledo Batman! Gorgeous and Wowzers, not to mention fantabulous! Stained glass on paper, will wonders never cease! Awesome sauce! ~Niki

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful pages Alison. Love your colours and design. Hope you had a great Easter. xx

Joi at RR said...

Stunning Alison. I don't know much about White Fire but you sure made it look FABULOUS!!! Of course, you always do EVERYTHING up right - in my opinion!!! XXj.

Jackie P Neal said...

This is on my list of favorites Alison!
Sorry to hear you had to work through the Easter holiday, but glad to know that what you do, you love!
Looking forward to your return to blogland, but do remember to take time out for yourself when you return home- I'm sure it will be much needed!
sending love and Easter blessings Jackie xo

Coco said...

I just popped over for a closer look of the whole spread, and this is really gorgeous work, I love your colours of paints and great colouring, and the feeling of shine, arty beauty and peace coming out naturally from the pages... Hugs xxx

Sandy said...

I swooned!
sandy xx