creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

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

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

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

we love your books

Here is a detail from my Pianola Roll Fan Book which is included in the current dot dash on-line exhibition. The exhibition is curated by book artist Melanie Bush  and … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

Print Gocco* and International Women’s Day

I’ve been rummaging through my files and archives over the past few weeks and have come across all kinds of surprising discoveries.     This is a collage of some … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 2 Comments