creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

2017

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

January 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Alexander Turnbull Library blog

  This week, Rose-Marie Tonk, Collections Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library (National library of New Zealand) posted a blog titled Marama Warren: living a creative life. Rose-Marie writes of … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vintage cookbook changes form

  Vintage cookbook once discarded lends its paper to new forms. Egg shell cup and saucer take shape. From the old new dreams are born. Who would have thought I could … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Alexander Turnbull Library collects me!

Here are some photos taken in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington New Zealand featuring eight of my artist’s books. The display will continue … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Work with what you’ve got

At my ‘Finding Content’ workshop in Melbourne recently I heard myself tell the group to ‘just work with what you’ve got.’ It made me wonder – where did that idea … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Artist’s Book Ideation Cards

I was very excited when my flower fold book titled mana (above) was recently on exhibition as part of ‘The Ideation Experience’ at the abecedarian gallery in Denver, Colorado. Mana … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dive into a Book

  I haven’t written lately as I have been doing other things –   This collage titled ‘Dive into a Book’ was auctioned last year at The Minnesota Center for … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Every word has music and meaning

‘Against the ruin of the world, the creative act is the only defense.’ Kenneth Rexroth. I spent last weekend at a Poetry Master Class at Broughton Vale near Berry on … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

What do you do with all those blank books?

What do you do with all those beautiful books you’ve made? It Is compelling to explore and experiment with book structures and satisfying to produce the finished books. Finding Content, … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

50 Years of Artists’ Books

  That old Puck  has a lot of pluck, turning up like that! I was excited to hear in an email from Sarah Bodman in Bristol UK that she was … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 2 Comments