This time the book is a Lark Studio Series and is titled Handmade Books. Leading artists. Signature works. Creative exploration. While of interest especially to book artists, I think assemblage artists may also be interested.
Made from bean is written by local friends of mine. They have changed their lives by following the path they tell about here. Oh she glows is another story of a changed life. Both are vegan blogs, which always seems too hard for lazy me, but after reading both blogs I feel I would like to give it another try. My daughter The Iron Deficient Chef (absolutely no iron deficiencies there) is a wonderful vegan cook and I love to eat at her house. I just need to get my own act together...
I have some new toys. I've mentioned before that I'm about to do a sawing class (and yes, my shoulder will be able to cope - thanks to all those who sent me good wishes for a quick recovery) and it happens next Saturday at the Sydney Jewellery School. I bought some of my supplies from The Eclectic Studio, which is connected to the Sydney Jewellery School.
metal book, his first attempt at bookbinding, which takes my breath away. This link starts at the end of his process but does show the amazing (and tiny) brass book. If you like what you see, explore his blog. I actually have it in ebook form on my iPad, and I dip in and out of it constantly. I have a class with Keith in May. WooHoo!
Also via Keith I learned about Kumihomo braiding, so I've added some braiding disks to my collection of tools. I think you can see from the photo how the round disks form a round braid, while the square one makes a flat braid. I bought them from Over the Rainbow, an Australian company.
Fleur. In a far off life I worked as a florist for a brief time - as long as it took me to realise that there was little glamour in constantly having wet hands and feet. But I still love the idea of 'out there' floral art and I can get a quick fix by browsing in this magazine.
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