Friday, October 31, 2014

one of my favourites- artist's book

one of a kind handmade book
photographic drawings, monoprints - 15 pages with collograph covers, Japanese stab binding.

deck - studio pOrtside Gallery

i love it.

in the problem solving wwe ended up with a fabulous 'creative' outcome.
(local supplier ran out of bamboo (wide) boards and only had thinner ones left.  We chose little ones mixed in with a reddish wood called Merbau which i have since found out is a tropical hardwood tree which yields valuable timber, native to Malaysia and Indonesia.)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

workshops trundling along

at workshops  ...   we have tackled a ledger binding, accordian fold, covering boards for covers which we used on a flutter book after creating the flutter fold as card with simple cover and Japanese stab binding and pamphlet stitch was used to bind our workshop notes.   The poster book with pockets (top left) and accordian fold with pamphlet stitch (top right) were shown for inspiration.

Intimate classes, great weather and enthusiasim rule!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Deloraine - the lovely

TASMANIA .... what a wonderful place we live in
we know it ...lets stop often, for a moment, to consider
 here, i see, the light changes - in seconds
sunset on my way to table tennis- love that light

Friday, October 24, 2014


for me, there are many considerations in a 'successful' piece
an important consideration is that artworks stand the test of time
not only in longevity, structurally sound use of materials and substrates
but in the piece looking as fresh today as it did when it was created, years ago

i get such a kick from THAT feeling
and for me, this pot does that

its made of mosaics from my own personal crockery collection 
(including teapot spout) and ceramic tiles on a handbuilt pot (not by me)

this pot stands that test of time - in pleasure and stability
its about 10 years old and nothing has 'moved'
and, like me, the new fern loves it

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Exhibiting now - pOrtside

Spring Harbour Series
  at pOrtside Gallery
acrylic on paper and canvas
smaller pieces are approximately 5x7" matted
larger pieces are 8x8" matted & framed to 22x21" using handmade lime washed hardwood frames.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

little newbies

6"x2.5" using acid free pre printed papers, coptic stitched, 32 pages with hard covers
use to record daily thoughts, lil poems, lists, doodle & journal into it
these are part of a range of inexpensive last minute gift items 
do pop into the gallery and have a look

pOrtside exhibition

part of the Spring Harbour series
small framed pieces

Thursday, October 16, 2014

colour me colours

scanned flowers printed onto sheets of vintage Circa rag content paper in a lovely looking matt finish; coptic stitched onto an accordian of handmade paper with petals and bound together so the pages run along the colour spectrum.  Its available $55.  if you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

coptic stitch

a book of close up scans of a friend's gemstone collection
printed on Circa rag content paper gives  a lovely matt finish
coptic bound with hard covers finished to a high gloss

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