creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

Bespoke boxes and magical housings

The highlight of my recent trip to the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington was meeting up with Conservation Technician Nina Zimowit who has been making bespoke boxes and containers for … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

New Zealand Poetry alive and well

The Next Word: Contemporary New Zealand Poetry National Library, Wellington New Zealand. Last week I spent some time at the National Library of  New Zealand in Wellington, meeting the people … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

peace on earth – 2018

January 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Moon and the Room

Today a courier arrived at my front door with a package from New Zealand. It contained three copies – hot off the press – of The Moon and the Room, … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Disappearing Godwits

Since I first heard about the Overwintering Project (organised by Australian printmaker Kate Gorringe-Smith), I have been learning all I can about migratory shorebirds birds. The Overwintering Project is an … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

Weekend at the Bindery

At Bookarts Bindery in the inner suburb of Griffith, Canberra, Joy and John Tonkin specialise in the creation, conservation and restoration of books and works of art on paper. Both … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Australian National Library catalogue

Last week I received the catalogue description below from Philip Jackson, curator of Printed Australiana at the National Library of Australia. He purchased my book Blossom turns to Fruit for … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Books on show

Even though I haven’t been keeping up my blog for a while, I have been busy making books, playing with book cloth and reading poetry with some outrageous women. More … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

2017

  Blossom turns to fruit, fruit turns to seed, seed turns to shoot and on again……

January 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

we love your books

Here is a detail from my Pianola Roll Fan Book which is included in the current dot dash on-line exhibition. The exhibition is curated by book artist Melanie Bush  and … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

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