Saturday, 29 December 2007

My title illustration is a slot book

I've been asked about the book illustrated at the head of my blog. I made this "slot book", which I believe was originated by John Wood, while at a week long workshop with Adele Outteridge and Wim de Vos at their Studio West End in January 2006. The book really does slot together, has folded covers, and is completely non-adhesive. The pages were torn with a palette knife which produced tiny curls. Wim, printmaker and perspex guru, made a perspex box for my little book to protect the curls. Studio West End is in Brisbane - 35 Mollison Street, West End, 4101, Queensland, Australia.


  1. I was also wondering about your book. The colours are wonderful.

  2. it's all so very lovely....the colors, the texture.
    I'm afraid I don't know half what you are talking about, but I'm sure if I keep following your blog, you'll continue to explain.

    Best wishes for a very happy new year, my new friend!


  3. Judy, I'll have to make another one (if I can work it out after all this time) and take photos so you can see how it's made. I think it was easy but very fiddly. I'll have to work on it.

  4. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I'll look forward to reading your blog in the new year!

  5. Namaste' Carol this is why I love finding people like you, the inspiration is divine. The colors sweep me away. I would love to know more about this book too :0) Being an artist I am always looking for something to do out here to fund raise for the eco center/wolves, for the youth I work with, but being not for profit hits hard every year out of my own pocket. Too bad you live so far away It would be cool to have you come in and do some classes here at the ranch for youth that come out. I like your style ;0) the little mini booklet idea of yours was wonderful probably would be cute to do up some of the wolves here in a story format/mini booklet for kids to take home with them when they visit. :0) Metta.


  6. Note to all paper artists,
    The b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY (11743) will be having a juried art contest and exhibit, for which the entry deadline will be May 31, 2008. Our judge will be Samantha Rippner, Associate Curator of Prints and Illustration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. This "Paperworks 2008 International Juried Competition" will include drawings, graphics, sculpture, 3D and bound books (no paintings or photography) The cost of submission is $35. All work should include paper as the primary source of media.(images need to be submitted on CD, JPEG only, between 500K and 1M) I thought some of our fellow artists out there might like to hear about this opportunity. If you would like a prospectus or more information, contact the gallery
    at or at 631 549-5106, You may also send a self addressed stamped envelope to the address above to have prospectus sent to you.
    Lis Dreizen


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