Sunday, September 21, 2014

the accordian

Up and coming workshops begin soon - painted papers & basic bookbinding.

We will be tackling many simple bindings that give many options to create as simple or elaborate structures as you would like.  This first introductory class will be learning various folds, cuts and one or two with a simple stitch to hold signatures.

This book is another early book created years ago.  Calligraphy, digital printing, hinge stitch on heavy board creating an accordian fold.





Friday, September 19, 2014

discovering

Gallery reopening soon.  Studio work to be begin soon.  Excitement will abate (soon).

Discovering a few old gems as i unpack and sort through things.

Discovering, or rather, REDiscovering this little book was made in Tasmania while still remembering the Kimberley which is where we moved from when arriving here many years ago.

Its a mix of digital, collage, paint, etching on Hahnemeulle paper.  Its bound accordian style although each sheet is a single sheet.  This is done by using a hinge stitch.  The box is handmade from perspex, copper wire and glass beads.  Content are a few haiku written during the time i lived in Kununurra. 

 Its a small edition with 2 copies still available.




Saturday, September 13, 2014

the nature of representation

 is uncertain.

late last night i posted a 'musing' on fb with this pic

i turned it around  

 
and back again .... began stitching
simple kantha style leaving the leaf fold on the corner
continued the line with stitch

 

In the dead of night, rhythm arrives quietly



and painted papers

up and coming workshops include painted papers - here are a few more examples of what can be achieved to create a stash of painted papers you can use in book making, scrap booking, collage and projects. These are part of the introduction to book binding workshops.  A few spaces available on Sunday 5 October and Sunday 2 November.

half day bookbinding only workshops are also available on Saturday 25 October.
video



Monday, September 8, 2014

more books to make

forthcoming workshops will be tackling these bindings - pics here just to show where you can take your work.  We will be doing pamphlet stitch, japanese stab binding, origami fold book (as shown in pic 1), accordian fold, ox plow, a few others with ideas for mix and match such as pamphlet stitch on the valley folds of an accordian.




japanese stab binding allows the pages to sit open nice and flat







Sunday, September 7, 2014

basic bookbinding

Lovely RRA meeting yesterday .... and whilst showing examples of types of binding we will be doing in up and coming workshops titled 'basic bookbinding' it occurs to me there is nothing basic about bookbinding - one is truly limited by imagination only. 

We will be tackling half a dozen 'basic' bindings - quick, easy yet expansive in their application.  These workshops are suited to experienced or non experienced arts practitioners whether beginners or not.  Its about exploring what materials do when you DO something to them and then binding them into small booklets.  The book binding aspect opens up the possibilities that can be achieved with just a few simple folds and stitching book forms.

Here, a few examples of where you can take those simple forms that we will be exploring in the up and coming workshops









Thursday, September 4, 2014

painted papers & collage

workshops up and coming

Painted Papers - Saturday 27 September 10am-2pm

Painted Papers & Basic Bookbinding combined - 

Sunday 5 October 2014 10am-5pm          OR Sunday 2 November 2014 - 10am-5pm

I am excited .... looking forward to the workshops, meeting old and new friends.
here ... a small selection of examples of using those painted papers.  Come to the workshops and see the full picture of how and where these painted papers are used.  below are collage added to painted papers to create postcards.   future postings will show book covers using these painted papers.






 

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

painted papers 2

workshops up and coming

over the next few postings you can see the kinda thing we will be doing ... 

Painted Papers - Saturday 27 September 10am-2pm

Painted Papers & Basic Bookbinding combined - 

Sunday 5 October 2014 10am-5pm          OR Sunday 2 November 2014 - 10am-5pm

 a few more sheets of painted papers that we will be exploring in the workshops.




















Tuesday, September 2, 2014

painted papers

workshops up and coming

over the next few postings you can see the kinda thing we will be doing ... 

Painted Papers - Saturday 27 September 10am-2pm

Painted Papers & Basic Bookbinding combined - 

Sunday 5 October 2014 10am-5pm          OR Sunday 2 November 2014 - 10am-5pm

i am excited ....   and hope you too will be ...
I am holding workshops in painted papers and basic bookbinding techniques ....

these are A FEW works and trials for the workshops ...

painted papers first - its all about play, relaxing, letting go and making marks that are your own. 

in play we find out what materials do when we do things to them ...adding, subtracting, layering, printing, stamping, tearing and so on.  You end up with a stash that you can use for bookbinding, collage, scrap booking, things unlimited by imagination.


If your painted papers session is part of the combined bookbinding day workshop we will use some of your painted papers as well as pre-printed card and paper to create books.  (will talk of this in a future posting)

PAINTED PAPERS -












And we have Bookbinding workshops coming up too - postings coming up !

Basic bookbinding techniques - Saturday 25 October 2014 - 10am-2pm
                                                    OR Sunday 26 October 2014 1-5pm.

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