I came to book making as a means to communicate therapeutic stories for and about adopted children... Recently real life intervened and caused me to move away from the therapeutic and adoption books for the time being and towards books created more for simple exploration and communication. However, themes from the earlier books live on in my more recent work such as; wraps, [un]folding, collaboration, personal perspectives, layering and secrets.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Truffles from Cupcakes in a Jar (Sigh, I swoon over the things in this shop, if only it was possible to have them delivered to England).
Thanksgiving paper bag photo journal - a + a Studio's Etsy shop
I will be celebrating with some American friends and my American partner here in London. I think my diet is going out of the window... for one night only! :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In June, Stephanie and I had our civil partnership ceremony... we needed to do it quickly for visa reasons so we didn't make a big deal of it, although it was a very special day and we had a lovely little honeymoon in the New Forest. We were going to have a proper wedding day next summer but I think we have decided to spend the money on a special holiday. However, we have decided to announce our partnership with a lovely card and wedding favour. Whilst looking for ideas I came across Rebecca Thuss who is an award winning photo-stylist, a creative director, wedding designer and crafter. Her work has such a pretty, feminine and tactile aesthetic and I feel very inspired.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Dream Villa 28Dream Villa 36
Dream Villa 27
Dream Villa 20
Sent a Letter
I have just beeing doing a spot of research about the artists exhibiting at the forthcoming Indian Highway exhibition at the Serpentine (see previous post), and I am particularly stuck by the work of Dayanita Singh. Her work, which explores ideas of time, place, and observation, is deeply affecting and penetrative. I have been feeling annoyed lately with all the pretentious conversation which clouds and complicates the process of making a piece of work. I think Singh's work appeals to me because the outcome does not become irrelevant and frivolous, but are precious objects in their own right. This is an excellent article about the artist in The Telegraph, Caluctta, India.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Beautiful notebooks from Boone Books' Etsy store.
I received my notebook for the Do Not Leave Unattended! project today, and I am excited to get started, I have lots of ideas already, I will post the outcome when I finish. I have enjoyed looking through the already completed entries this morning on the blog.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Experimental Typography - "From computer screen to gallery wall like a giant, living photoshop document." I don't claim to know anything much about typography but I am learning to appreciate it more and more recently. I think Ben Van Dyke's work appeals to me because it translates the art of typography into a physical form which I can understand. The work is so delicate and sensitive, casting light and shade on the letters usually confined to a screen or page.