Friday, August 13, 2010

More preparations of Geelong and other books

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!

I have been contacted through the Alcove art shop by a watercolour artist to make some paper and looking at her website/blog I saw one of her paintings in one of my books. Her name is Linda MacAulay and she has an extensive site here, My book is in the July blog.

3 comments:

cecilia sharpley said...

After reading your workload I'm now too exhausted to go outside to pull out a weed or too.
cecilia

Toshi said...

Wow, great works!!!

papergail said...

There are plenty of weeds around here! Some things just have to give!