Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Altered books bonanza-look everyone, it's your work!!
The images above show a glorious book, all creams and white, which is very personal and family related, so names are being mentioned, but you know who you are!
This is what happens when students are hooked on the process!Just returned from a busy and happy residential weekend at Farncombe Estate with a lovely group of people.The work they did exceeded all my expectations.I always feel that with such a group, I learn new things too, which is why I never want to give up teaching totally.More pictures now.
Picture above shows Lyn's gorgeous book made for her grandaughter-all white and very beautiful.The extended 'skirt' will be used to wrap the book as a gift.
This shows the technique invented by Helen-weaving photographs with coloured paper.The end result is still recognizable to those who know, but changed enough to be secret.Lovely for an altered page.
There will be more pictures posted later, when I have time-haven't even unpacked yet.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Something very strange is happening to my picture uploading skills today, but I have run out of patience so I'm leaving them as they are anyway.As you can see, there is a lot going on in my studio at present and as it is smaller than the French one, it does look even busier.Below right is a close up of an altered book I'm preparing for the weekend course at Farncombe,using a children's board book and the theme of trees.I'm using some of my not so successful prints on the pages.Plenty of those!
This corner has all my thermofax screens and some inspirational pictures, along with a few samples I made for the Climate change pieces.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
my lovely little printing press, which I use for collograph prints.These I use in my altered books and handmade books.It's my favourite bit of equipment.
Mixed media pieces which I use for teaching ,combined with my altered book techniques.Very different to my felt pieces, although I do use mixed techniques in those too.
Some of my felt hangings ,using woad and rust dyeing techniques,hanging above my bag collection.I keep fibre and other fabric related items in there, often things given to me by students.
This part of the studio is currently full of altered books because I am preparing for a course in the uk.This is my French studio, in the Lot et Garonne region,built for me by my husband.It's big enough to teach a large -ish group of students and gives me loads of space to make large pieces of felt and anything else I might feel inspired to do-I'm very lucky!