Sunday, August 18, 2013

Quiet book blues

I prepared these pages ages ago it seems; wondering what they might become. So many options drifted through my brain and for quite a while I was very hooked on the notion of them becoming hanging scrolls with tumbling words.

But they kept sitting there waiting.  Early last week I realised I wanted to make them into a book and that I wanted it to go in the exhibition - note that all works are due this Tuesday!

I like it when, if you get those nights with interrupted sleep, you can actually use them. I am no fan of interrupted or sleepless nights; but if they come I like being able to use the time in a positive way.

Somewhere in the recesses of my mind during an episode of wakefulness and driftiness, I realised I wanted to write on them, and how.

I then started playing with other pages, tissue paper and embossing, sourcing book cloth for the covers and just enjoying time spent with them.  Some pieces are generous like that - they let you enjoy yourself, they help you along, each thing you try actually works and feels like a reward.

And you get to have fun along the way and gaze in awe at the lovely papers!

I think the blues are lovely...

And yes, the exhibition begins at Rosebed St Gallery this week, and runs from Friday 23 August 2013 to Sunday 6 October 2013. The official opening is 7pm on Friday 30 August, with a jazz latin duo playing and official speeches starting at 7.30pm (RSVP to the Gallery by  Wednesday 28 August).

It would be great if you could drop in or drop by sometime!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Lyndell - I found them very calming and enjoyed spending time with them!

  2. Very beautiful and truly amazing calligraphy. I'm in awe of your skills.

    1. Thanks Maya - I think the rhythm of the calligraphy helps it look good, but I am happy with it too!

  3. Lovely blues, subtle shades, very calming

    1. Thanks Debbie - I too find it very gentle and calming, love those blues.

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    1. Thanks Mo! I photographed the book proper today and am happy with it too.

  5. Beautiful Fiona. The date is in the diary, looking forward to it!


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