Monday, April 30, 2012

Book 3 - Avignon

Next book is a 'pants' book made from a brochure map of Avignon. The surrounding area of Avignon is farming land- oh so neat and tidy, scattered medieval towns many perched on hillsides - I'm guessing so that they had a good view of any enemies advancing. Here it is with a few photos of the inspiration for the images in the book.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Australian Art Collector Magazine

I have some exciting news to share with you. A couple of months ago Australian Art Collector magazine contacted me to put an ad in the current magazine. The topic for the magazine this quarter is 'Undiscovered' check it out, I have  a full page ad in it!!
 As I am overseas I haven't been able to figure out how to make the image I have fit the page so when I do I will put it up. Otherwise feel free to find it at your newsagent and buy it!!

Book 2 - Switzerland

So I have managed to create the second in my mini travelling book series.
This one is made from  a a brochure's map pages to create an X- book with pockets to hold the tickets, the cover is several tickets stitched together then stitched to the X book,

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Slow art start, but still a start!

Wow, I have been so busy being a tourist that I have not been a very good blogger lately.
I have however, begun the projects I set out to do, even if I am going too slowly for my liking. I have taken heaps of photos that will form my inspiration and art.
The first book is on the way to completion although I intend to draw on the gesso painted sections and perhaps cut out detail. This may take place soon... or not. Travelling time just seems to be different to any other time.
So here is book 1 -"London Ticket book" a work in progress

Next a few photos of things that caught my eye.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Art materials packed

We leave tomorrow for the epic adventure. I've packed my bag, cleaned the house written lists, and sorted out the art materials I am taking.
 I have graphite pencils, fineliner pens, glue stick, gesso, black ink, small printing roller, paper, small visual diaries, etching ink in a tube,watercolour crayons, and a watercolour paintbox, scissors and a  small cutting knife. That should do, if necessary I can pick up anything else I need along the way. 
It all fits neatly into a small vinyl toilet bag and a zip lock bag for the paper products. 
Next blog entry will be from ...... London!! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Countdown to take off

Only 6 more sleeps until take off for the Great Adventure!!
I have been preparing my travel project and I have decided that one of the things I will be doing is creating a simple book per city, using found papers, brochures, tickets, maps etc along the way. I will probably post them home so I can have a record of where it came from and a stamp.
I have made a few model books as I hope it will then imprint in my memory how to make them and also inspire me to make them!!

 Here are a few of my models and notes