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Rave review for The Moon and the Room

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November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

Printing with Plants

In Liz Jeneid’s Natural Dyeing workshop we imprinted our papers with flowers and leaves by clamping them between ceramic tiles using strong metal paperclips to hold everything together. The sample … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Natural dyeing for book artists

  Liz Jeneid’s workshop at Mt Kembla in NSW last weekend was informative, inspiring and a lot of fun. We boiled up a variety of plants including brown and red … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dyeing paper with plants

I have been boiling up plants on the barbeque to make natural dyes in preparation for a natural dye workshop next weekend with Liz Jeneid. Liz is based at Mt Kembla … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Finding Content Workshop in Auckland

I am home again from Auckland where I was inspired three day conference Inside-Outside, a Case for the Book, organised by the New Zealand Association of Book Crafts. Californian book … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment