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creating beautiful journals and books

Black Walnut Ink

It has been too hot here recently for cooking up plants to make ink so now I am experimenting with inks I can make without boiling. Because it’s harvest time … Continue reading

March 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Overwintering exhibitions

The Overwintering Project is a brilliant art initiative run by Melbourne based artist Kate Gorringe Smith. It seeks to raise awareness for our migratory shorebirds and their habitat by inviting … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · 1 Comment

Making Ink

My favourite Christmas present this year is the book ‘Make Ink – A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking’ by Jason Logan. http://www.torontoinkcompany.com/ What an inspiring book it is. I gathered … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Coptic Stitch Binding

Last Saturday five of us gathered at Di Crisp’s beautiful garden studio on the south coast of NSW to make hard cover sketch books using a single needle Coptic binding … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Reinventing old books

What happens to a book when it outlives its original purpose? If it falls into the right hands, it can be transformed into an art object or recycled in ways … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Travelling Books

‘Dream Seeds’ and ‘Migration’ My artist’s books and prints are currently included in four exhibitions – two of which opened this week. The Art of the Book opened last Friday … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

When Glenda Died

My friend and colleague Glenda Evans, lived in a rambling old farmhouse on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and two children. She was a vibrant, … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · 5 Comments

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 · 3 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

Rave review for The Moon and the Room

Sadie says, ‘More, more!’                               https://themoonandtheroom.com.        

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment