creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

Solstice – Matariki

In the southern hemisphere, we have now passed the winter solstice and the days are getting longer. In New Zealand, they are celebrating Matariki, the Pacific new year and the awakening … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reasons to keep a Journal

creativemarama’s Journaling Tips You can use your journal to • clarify your thoughts and goals • nourish your intuition and creativity • relax and reduce stress • express yourself freely • help remember things • find … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Altered Books

On my recent Brisbane trip I was lucky to spend time at the State Library of Queensland with Helen who showed me a selection from their famous collection of artists’ books. … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dream It, Do It Workshop

In conjunction with the National Year of Reading, I will be running the following workshop on Saturday 30th June at Ulladulla Library. DREAM IT, DO IT Did you ever dream of … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Coptic binding with waxed thread

At the Journal making workshop at The Studio West End I learned how to sew a coptic binding – some thing I have always wanted to know. The binding is strong … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

1000 Artists’ Books Preview

My artist’s book titled You, Me, Us, We –  printed on handmade flax papers from Zizania Paper Mill in Dargaville New Zealand is included in this fine collection along with a unique … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Brisbane Trip

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! I am back from a very inspiring trip to Brisbane to participate in a Journal making workshop with the wonderful and inpsiring Adele Outteridge at The Studio … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 3 Comments