Saturday, January 7, 2012

..... on distractions, distractions....

I'm trying to work. Honestly I am.
But a lot of things get in my way.
There's this excuse....

and there's this one.....

Yes, I know all babies are cute, but this one kinda takes the cake doesn't he?
His beautiful big 3 year old sister was sitting next to me, drawing babies as
I was painting icebergs, and the conversation went like this....
"Nana, what are you drawing?"
"An iceberg sweetheart."
"What's an iceberg?"
"Its a big piece of ice way bigger than a person"
She draws a person bigger than my iceberg.
"No its not."

I was wrong. Again.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Its official,
but it will be brief, short and quick.
Will there be a cooking demonstration?
But it will be..... you know it already....

If you live here, come along and see me. Have a cuppa and a snack.

If you are in Finland or Latvia or Jamaica, the book can be purchased in my
ETSY shop
Each book is hand bound and covered. An edition of 100. Each one signed and numbered.

This is the finished volume.

This is the deluxe model.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

...on taking a break

....yeah well sounds like an excuse.... and it is..... but I just had to learn bookbinding. Proper bookbinding.
So, off to the Melbourne school of bookbinding for 8 Saturdays (wish it was 28).
Here's a link to Phil's website in case you want to know more.... here
And a few pics of the bindery.

That's Phil.

and a few of his hundreds of different bindings.
I wanted to learn everything, but gee, there is so much.
I think I learned about 1% of what I need to know.
But here goes.... some of the books I did.....

These are all for sale in my etsy shop here

More to come. Its very addictive.....

Monday, May 30, 2011

...on what we should hold dear. (and what we shouldn't.)

Here are the next few offerings from the "Relic" series.
I'm on my 4th readers digest atlas and my umteenth illustrated children's encyclopedia.
Look carefully and you might be able to spot some trees torn from my dad's hand written doctoral thesis!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 studios coming up.

But before all that,
is the exhibition
(sorry about the twee title. Wasn't my fault!)
We will gather at the opening and dress up (or down) and raise a glass or two of red and congratulate ourselves.

Here's a sneak peek at my offering for the upcoming show.
Its called "Relic"