creativemarama

creating beautiful journals and books

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

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