creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

Bee Boy’s Song Template

I’ve had many requests to post a template for my book, The Bee Boy’s Song. I have finally managed to draw one (it was harder to make the template than it … Continue reading

September 11, 2019 · 1 Comment

Tonglen Boat

“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” 

June 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Walnut and Copper inks

In my previous post I talked about making black walnut ink. Even though it has been some time, I haven’t forgotten to report back. Here are some images I have … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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