Over the past year, I've been working on two sample books to take along, as well as running a trial project with few art friends where the outcome is they also produce their own book. The idea of this trial was to be able to take along to the Geelong workshop samples of completed books, showing the diversity resulting from a range of styles, choices, preferences, and skills. To just take my books wouldn't tell the whole story.
As the project comes to a close, I thought I should show you the results of many months of working together. And I must say, I'm both impressed and humbled by the outcome - a beautiful collection of books that each reflect the personality of the creator.
So a HUGE thank you to all of the girls. And yes, I've managed to fit all of the books in my suitcase - 5kgs of them - I just can't bear to leave any of them behind!
Now I just need to think of another exciting project for next year to keep us all busy. :-)
|Here we are showing off our wonderful Monoprint Alchemy books -|
Wendy, Lyn, me, Joanna and Ngaire. Karin was absent for the photo.
|Don't you just love a stack of colourful coptic books?|
|A sample of Joanna's "Garden Shambolic" book, with|
a beautiful expressive drypoint print. Her book is
all about her garden, featuring prints and snippets of plants.
|Wendy's "Banksia Connections" book with cover-wrap.|
|Wendy's gorgeous cover-wrap made using Paper Cloth techniques.|
| A collage of banksia leaf monoprints in Wendy's book.|
Her restricted colour palette and repeated leaf imagery
link the prints together really well.
|A sample of Lyn's colourful Japan inspired book, featuring|
her original artwork, haiku poems and ephemera.
|Ngaire's sublime book "Shore Lines" was inspired by her walks|
along local beaches.
|Ngaire's book features her beautiful poems on foldouts and popups.|
|Karin's book 'Leaf" is organic and earthy, with a beautiful|
eco-dyed cover with a leaf monoprint.
|My book 'Nest Feather Song' is all about birds.|
I frequently use bird imagery in my prints
so it wasn't hard for me to find content for my book.
|A spread from my book, with monoprints, drypoint prints,|
zines, and pages from bird books.
|This is my other book, 'Leaf'. Karin also did this theme,|
but our books are TOTALLY different, which shows that
each book is a creative artwork and a reflection of
the artist who made them.
|A spread from my 'Leaf' Book showing use of printed|
shipping tags (love them!).