Thursday, 27 March 2008
I feel like I have completed a full circle with this new book I'm making. Believe it or not I used to create vintage and sepia many years ago. Back in the 'earthy' days. I live in a log cabin with some internal mud brick walls, back then everything was 'browns' and a la natural. Now things have changed, I still live in the same house but the timber and adobe walls have become more, shall we say, Mexican, Bali, Mediterranean style colours as has my art.
The pages above are a few from a booking I'm making to teach in a 'Vintage Book' all day workshop at Hann Made in Mentone in June. The memories came flooding back, staining the papers with tea and coffee. I remember staining our timber floor with a very strong brew of coffee, the house smelt wonderful for days.
I'm also carving stamps and putting together kits for the Altered book workshop I'm teaching at our Artistic Journey Retreat here in May, Nina, Misty and Traci Bautista are also teaching workshops at the retreat, so I feel very honoured to be in their presence. I'll have photos of the kits when they're complete.