Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Hello.... could you email me your postal addresses? And I'll circulate the list via email with my address too. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) to post my books out to you before I move house on Jan 4th, but don't hold me to it! Talk to you soon, Sara x

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Libris Awards

I am being a bit cheeky really and I hope you don't mind, but I did put my book in for the Libris Awards and to my complete surprise, I made the list of finalists! So too did Ampersand Duck, with another book called Feel the Fell, and Amanda Watson-Will with her porcelain book called Self (States of Change) so congratulations to Amanda and Duck!

What was really heartening in terms of exhibiting as a group is that Tim Moseley's Codex Projects also has a book in the short list, and Codex is a group project that often results in multiple books, so clearly we should be able to exhibit as a group in this way. I can't wait for that to happen: I think the display of our books is going to be fantastic... Right, enough wiffling, I've got to get the pets off to the vet: our dog has a suspected case of mange (again; he has filthy habits!) and one of the guinea pigs may mites AND be pregnant. Help.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Little boxes

I'm still waiting to print out the paper to make the rest of the books but, as my studio gets packed up in a box (agaiiiiiiiinnnnn!) soon I thought I'd better get a move on with the boxes. I felt that the books need some protection and that the box had better relate to the book somehow!

I discovered that the alphabet punches I bought last year are very useful, just in case you thought I was mad enough to cut the letters out by hand... although I did have to extract the dies from their casings and hammer the letters out individually because the hand-operated punch provided with the letters wasn't strong enough to punch the letters out of the paper I chose, and I chose stiff paper so that it shows up clearly when blind embossed under the book cloth! So far, so good. The boxes are glued, filled, filed and ready to be covered. And that's going to have to wait for another day as having been to school twice already today (once to drop off darling daughter this morning and then swan up to our block to take photos of the progress on our house, and then back again at lunch time to help darling daughter's classmates celebrate her birthday) I have to go back again now for a Board meeting. Drat!

Evennnntually the boxes will, I hope, be covered with black book cloth and lined with a digital print, the poem and the colophon we discussed earlier.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Just sharing


Randi Parkhurst, paper artist and bookmaker demonstrates her creation, PATIENCE. Original music provided by Laura Inserra. Takes just over 6 minutes.

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch - Australian multi/mixed-media artist & educator just put this on Facebook. Books and boxes, two of our favourite things. Hope you like it. Carol

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Folded Book

I have finally got something to show. 

It is based on the turkish map fold. More details over at mine.  Jane.