Sunday, August 16, 2015

This, that and the other

Sometimes I can't really believe the multiplicity of directions my life has going - especially my art life.  I am beavering away trying to finish work for the exhibition at Noosa, getting pieces framed, getting Perspex and aluminium cut, getting photographs taken, finishing a commission, trying to prepare for the Queensland Literary Awards, writing an article, installing a major artwork of Barry's, preparing a 5-day workshop proposal and ...
and they all seem to need to be progressed at once!

Still, life is full and wonderful.

So here's a smattering of things that happened throughout the week...

Checking that book cloth and linen papers match my Under Construction prints.

Cutting boards for covers for my five Under Construction books - love the architecture of the cut outs as I lay them down...

Finishing a commission for a friend's father.  He had a family tree in tiny tiny writing and he wanted to add on some of the more recent members. Luckily for me, I only had to work on cartridge paper and then it would be photographed and reduced 200% then photo-shopped into a file with the original. Nonetheless it took hours of practice and layout to make sure it fitted and will be sympathetic to the original.

Through the week, Susan and I spent an amazing morning with photographer Anastasia Karyofillidis at a professional studio space, having our collaborative books photographed.  It was an amazing set-up and we were thrilled with how gorgeous the books looked when shot by a professional in a pristine setting.

Yesterday morning Barry and I visited Recyclerama at the Maleny Showgrounds for an hour or so of rest and relaxation - and I came home with some lovely goodies!

Now to get going and get the house ready for visitors...never a dull moment.


  1. Oh, I do love old boxes and rulers.

    The Under Construction covers are most intriguing ... looking forward to seeing them in their final form.

    1. Thanks Liz - yes old rulers and boxes are such a treat! The covers are coming along, very labour intensive, but hopefully worth it. Go well.


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