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The Wandering Isles
October 13, 2015
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The Wandering Isles

‘… and anon they spied land in the distance; islands, they were, the sea dotted with them. The Captain gave answer- for those islands that you see are not firm land- they shift about hither and thither and are therefore called the Wandering Isles…’ Making little books is comforting. They remind me of those little folded notes […]

The Journey
September 27, 2015
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The Journey

“The stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own”. Mary Oliver I read this poem around the same time as I was working on this little painty, pastel, hand bound book, and it seemed the two belonged together. Originally it was going […]

The Guest House
October 5, 2014
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The Guest House

  This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He […]

Songs and Legends- a painted mini book tutorial
September 12, 2014
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Songs and Legends- a painted mini book tutorial

This mini book was made from a  folded sheet of A3 cartridge paper in a (longish, off-and-on afternoon), and is a great little project if you need, as I did today, a quick, colourful stand alone project. It’s easy and great fun, and infinitely customisable! Materials; A couple of sheets of A3 paper- cartridge or watercolour, […]

More book cobbling…
August 14, 2014
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More book cobbling…

    I’m not sure there’s a name for this… ‘proper’ bookbinders would be quavering at the sight of my bindings and withering to witness my reconstructive urges when it comes to condemned books. I’m not sure if this is a journal waiting to be scribbled in, or if it is just what it is, a […]

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