Thursday, 28 April 2011

ENSIXTEEN EDITIONS No.18: "In The Air. . ."

The front cover of the new edition.
I'll tell you more about the themes I explore in it very soon. . .
If you are anywhere near the Bristol area, do come along to the Arnolifini over this Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May (an ideal antidote to the Royal Propoganda Event, in fact) - it's always fun, with lots of our talented friends and acquaintances from the exciting range of book arts activity from all over the UK and beyond in attendance (see recent post for details of 'BABE 3").



A detail from my new book for a new book fair - and, though it'll be unveiled at the BABE 3 shennanigans in Bristol over this weekend, I don't mean that one. It's my 3rd piece answering an open call from the annual Doverodde Book Fair in Thy, Denmark.
My heroine, Mette Ambeck, is special Book Arts consultant and designer for the event, and it'll take place this June.
Their theme for the open call this year?

"In The Air. . . "

Which I must admit I have interpreted. . . openly.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

APRIL FOOL'S DAY - dawn sketches No.3 – 8.24am 1st April 2011

Blessed arrival.
Thoughts ahead to a new book for the 2011 Doverodde Book Fair in Denmark,
title ". . . in the air".
In dreams, as we all do, I am known to fly.
Step lightly, up into the flawless sky, and. . . away.

APRIL FOOL'S DAY - dawn sketches No.2 – 5.40am 1st April 2011

APRIL FOOL'S DAY - dawn sketches No.1 – 5.31am 1st April 2011

Heading North last Friday with the new day and month, home for Mothering Sunday.
An insanely early train out of necessity. Awaking before 4.oo a.m, then out into that strange, non-world of the deadest hours of the night.
The 73 bus, however, full of people. The drunken at the dregs of their previous day, the semi-comatose beginning their new one. Strangely, as I was abed by 10pm I am fairly chipper.
On the train. Nicely quiet. Cracking a new Moleskin sketchbook (the 2nd of a pack of three gifted to me at Christmas last by my dear friend Karen of Williamsburg, Massachusetts), I set down the line skeleton's of future ideas. . .
For your viewing pleasure I now post a selection.
I thank you.