As usual it has been a long time between posts but so much has been happening, and getting down to business is not my great strength. I've been working on my edition of books for BookArtObject, and I think I've reached a point where I can begin assembling them. Here are a couple of photos of my progress. First the paper on my work bench being ruled up for trimming.
here, though I've changed the measurements and they will be smaller than the one pictured.
Michael deMeng, learning to use his paint effects. I've been collecting bits and pieces all my life, I have containers of anything that takes my fancy, which is just about everything, and now I want to actually make things with my "stuff". To do the paint effects I had to buy new paints - who doesn't like doing that? I spent a small fortune on them so now I am obliged to make use of them and I'm all set to start creating. Here are my paints. A warning. Buying them in Australia cost four times as much as if I'd ordered them from the US but I needed them instantly to do the course. And they are gorgeous!
Royal National Park in New South Wales. The Park is the second oldest in the world, after Yellowstone, and apart from wonderful walks and scenery, has really beautiful beaches. We packed so much into the four days that I'm feeling I need a little holiday to get over it all. Here is a tiny glimpse of Bonnie Vale Beach.
Advanced Style, which shows just how stylish elderly people can be in New York. As I've never been blessed with "style" I feel as if this is something to aspire to when I'm in my 80s. And a booky link. I'd seen some of these before but not all. I see that Brian Dettmer is in there - I don't think I ever get tired of seeing his work. Here is some more of it.
We are in our second week of autumn/fall and so far it's still hot and humid. In spite of most of Australia being flooded (still) we are in a mini drought here in sunny Wamberal. I'm so looking forward to autumn, with the milder days, cooler nights and that wonderful feeling in the air that you only get here in spring and autumn.
If you're an assemblage artist and find your way here, please let me know. I love to hear from everyone, whether your interest is in books, natural history, rusty things - or anything at all.
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