creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

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

Workshop review

This report of a workshop I ran for The Papermakers of Victoria is   featured in their current newsletter, Deckle Edge. Finding Content: a two day workshop with Marama Warren by … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Altered books Part II

Here are some more photographs from the Altered Books workshops I ran at The Lady Denman Museum in Huskisson, NSW  this month. I loved seeing how everyone approached their projects … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Three Flow exhibition

I’ve been out of town for quite a few weeks and arrived back just in time for Escape ARTfest, the local annual arts event. My books are in an exhibition … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Books for Boat Exhibition

I have been making paper boats and boat books for the past few weeks for the BOAT exhibition at Squid Studio in Nowra, NSW. The exhibition opens this Saturday and … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

collaborative altered book

I made this collaborative board book with my friend Lily. She altered a children’s board book to create a canvas or background using gesso, paints, papers and fabrics. She gave … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Manly Library Artists Book Award

I was delighted to learn this week that my work has been accepted for exhibition in The Manly Library Biennial Artists’ Book Award 2013. This event is an acquisitive prize. … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dream Image Journal

“Your unconscious mind is an ever-present, built-in personal guide and benefactor, the single greatest creativity teacher you will ever have.” Sandra Schuman. For more than thirty years, I have kept … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 1 Comment