Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Books

Sorry it has been so long between posts, I guess I've been too busy with this and that. I've nearly finished putting together the Women's Art Register Bulletin and should be working on the IAPMA newsletter at the moment. Instead I am writing this and playing scrabulous, GRRR.

I have made a couple of books lately and intend making another one for the Noosa show, the theme is Back to Basics and at first I wasn't going to enter but now I have decided on a book similar to the one I've made for the Southern Cross Uni book show. The book is called 'Sand Stories' and is based on a simple star book with a few extra folds. On our recent holiday I took lots of photos of the bubbles in the sand made by a small crab Scopimera inflata. I felt that they could be interpreted as text. Here are some pictures of the completed book.




The next book I'm going to make will be the same format but will feature a picture of this apple pie I made for the purpose of the book, What we do for art eh!

My copy of 500 Handmade Books arrived yesterday, what a treat. I have flipped through it and then studied about half, I was very pleased to see that many of the books featured had some handmade paper. Last week I received my copy of Beater Finesse for the Paper Artist put together by Catherine Nash, what a great resource that is going to be. My Handpapermaking magazine also arrived in the last week and I'm in that too, what a week!
We had Yabbers last week too and here are the popup postcards that were sent. Mine is the one made from magazine on the left , it was my mockup for sand stories and I hadn't sent it through the mail but the one I sent didn't arrive so we included it in the exchange.

1 comment:

quirkyartist said...

Your Sand Stories book is just sensational. Just beautiful. That's the one they acquired ? No wonder!