I'm still working away on my 'art book' for my online workshop with Roxanne. Really enjoying the building up of layers, the search for 'just the right' images and text. It's very soothing........ My friends Coral and Nat are doing the workshop too. It's lovely to catch up and show each other our pages and discuss techniques.
My first spread (you saw the beginnings in the post below). I've done a bit more work to the first page and started on the second part. My background is ready, one image at the ready ....hoping to work on finishing these off on Sunday.
This is the second spread. Another background for the page on the left, ready to go. The page on the right is finished though and ready to be glued down. I love the Queen Anne's Lace that grows by the roadside this time of year so I picked some whilst out walking and sketched it into my book.
We are making "Little Books" also, which are part of the bigger book and will be stitched in later. I will place this with the page above as it continues with the them of the Queen Anne's Lace. Another little sketch, pressed snippets of the plant. The cover for the little book is eco-dyed silk, dyed with our local gums.
Another glimpse inside the little book and a tag which I will include in the book. The image on the tag is a little naive style hand carved stamp I made a while back.
And yet another glimpse. This little book is only about 2 1/2 inches square.
Did you notice the lovely indigo fabric behind the little book? Here is a better view. I bought it at Zigu Zagu last weekend.
Last weekend I went to the opening of an exhibition at Kazari in Malvern. The exhition was of art and craft using vintage Japanese fabrics purchased from their shop Zigu Zagu ..... as you know, one of my most favourite shops. Two of my friends, Dot and Nat were exhibiting their work, so I popped along to the opening....it was an amazing exhibition. Beautiful cloths, clothing, artwork by 26 artists all set amongst the beautiful Japanese setting of Kazari. If you are in Melbourne this weekend, try and get along to see it. If you cant get there....visit Nat and Dot's blogs for more photos.
This photo montage was made by Nat of some of the work that was on display. All photos are clickable for a closer view. I particularly loved the indigo dress on the bottom right by Lulu Kane.
Enjoy your weekend!
SEE WHAT IS.