I have been quite busy lately organising a trip to Japan and Korea, ooh I'm going in just over a week. Teaching my Saturday bookbinding class, preparing a presentation on Artists Books and Handmade Paper, which I delivered to Papermakers of Vic AGM last Saturday and will be giving again in Wonju at the IAPMA Congress and preparing for my class at Geelong which is on a week after I get back from Korea.
As part of working on the presentation I've been rephotographing some of my older books, here are some pics of Greetings from India a flag book with cyanotypes and scans of letters I wrote home from India in the early 70's printed onto handmade paper.
The hands wave backwards and forwards as the book opens and closes.
I forgot to mention I've also made some books for the Melbourne Show. This is my submission for the Eastern style binding section, I collected the feathers when I stayed at my brother's place north of Sydney, had no idea what I'd use them for but they were perfect for this book.
I have also been making more samples for the Geelong class and have made a book which will be my contribution to the 15 x 15 x 15 fundraiser at the Forum. The cover is very textured and painted with acrylics and the pages are Hannemuhle.
I am also trying to finish off some work for the VQ Biennial Paper Arts Exhibition which I am co curating. I am making a book in a box and I pulled out my encyclopaedia sewing frame to sew it together, it is also a practice for the last class at Ringwood, we'll be making a sewing frame and sewing a book onto cords.
Tomorrow we are doing piano hinge so now I'm off to make a practice one and to finish my red book. And I just noticed I've hit the 10,000 visitors since I started counting, Yeh!