I was reminded on Saturday that it has been some time since I posted. I haven't been able to find much time for creativity lately, well that's not quite true I have been putting the IAPMA Bulletin together but that's onscreen and once I'd decided on the format not very creative just the slog of putting 60 pages together.
As if I didn't have enough on my plate at the moment, ages ago I put an entry in to the Melbourne Show, I always enter the oriental section by just listing oriental books and of course make them at the last minute. I need to deliver tomorrow and am trying to finish the editing of the IAPMA Bulletin before I go to Korea on Monday and in between I'm making a couple of books. I have finished one and this year decided to make a palm leaf book. I was able to use some lovely Korean Hanji that was sent to me last year. The other book will be a stab binding again with Korean Hanji, I have prepared the pages and cover but have yet to put the book together.
I usually submit a concertina and a stab binding of some type but this year decided to try something different, hence the palm leaf.
I am going to Korea at the invitation of the Cheongju Craft Museum to speak at a symposium on print and paper that coincides with a special exhibition celebrating 25 years of IAPMA and ten years since the museum got UNESCO registration for the Jikji, the world's oldest metal moveable type, predating Gutenberg by nearly 80 years. I plan to take along some of my journals and some paper brooches, two of which are pictured here.
Pods, just here for fun and because I like the photo. They are made from dyed gingerly and other natural plant fibre papers cast over rice balls.
I thought I'd discovered a quicker way of getting photos into the blog by sending them from iphoto to Facebook then downloading them from there rather than mucking around in Photoshop but it only half worked, firstly I couldn't find them then only half of them worked.