Monday, 3 April 2017

Artists Books at BABE 2017

Hope you didn't miss BABE 2017 it's done and there won't be another until 2019 . . . get it in your diaries now so you don't miss any of the marvellous bookishness that is the Bristol Artists Book Event 

BABE showreel 2017

The view from behind the desk . . .
Hello
Photographing my most recent piece in the studio
Some of the work that was on my stand.

This is based on the haunting sounds of curlews over the salt marshes in Mersea. Listened to from under the duvet (as I'm more of an owl than a lark) in the early dawn. 
A second curlew book.

This time with an individual in mind, perhaps someone waiting for the tide and all that it might bring.

 Small book of trees.
A small book of longing



Monday, 27 March 2017

Prep for BABE 2017


If you're in the Bristol area next weekend pop in, BABE 2017 has lots to see including loads of wonderful bookish work, a mini exhibition, performances, book making workshops . . . it would be great to see you. I'll be in gallery 3 

Working to a deadline is always creative and kind of concentrates the mind. At the tail end of last year I had loads of time (where has it gone!) and now in the final few remaining day I'm gonna have to do some serious binding.

These images are from proofing in early February.

Inspired by the sound of curlews calling in the early dawn (as I lay in my cosy, warm bed) I imagined who else might be listening to them at that time of the day. I thought about someone waiting on the sea wall for a boat to come in . . . waiting for the tide to turn.

Tidesman, is a customs officer who waited the arrival of a vessel.

Making masks and planning registration on the press.
A morning playing with colour when I'd lost my sense of direction! . . .
back on track colour wise.





Monday, 8 August 2016

The trusty Adana is all fired up!

The Adana is oiled and all fired up and I've been making some book-club inspired greeting cards. 

These will be added to card stocks for book and art fairs for the coming months. Next, designing Christmas cards . . .


Thursday, 4 August 2016

A cup of Tea ? . .

Beneficence was made, got wrapped, and then accompanied me to a number of book fairs were it was well received (I'm glad to say).

Beneficence, of a person generous or doing good, which is often what is happening when we offer friends a cup of tea. And what I'm trying to achieve by using various, and bright colours, for the covers is to connect with feelings of warmth and optimism.




For various reasons (if you're curious please visit my old blog) I haven't posted any blogs in over a year, but now Teacup Press is back, although I still do need to build a studio!