Monday, April 22, 2013

The Games we Play.

I have written and printed words to go with the six paper-and-pencil game etchings. I have printed the six (as well as the two text plates) on my own handmade paper. (The ones in the photos below have been printed on Italian etching paper.) I am going to bind the 8 etchings on handmade paper into a handmade book. I haven't quite decided on the binding method and cover though ... but you will see it all in due course!



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Please Mr President.

My newest art acquisition, by Justin Southey.

































Please Mr President, by Justin Southey (wood, acrylic paint).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Small, clustered networks.

The book I am reading at the moment (Linked, by Albert-László Barabási) and the last etching I have made (for the Rumour series) have come together in a most serendipitous manner.























Rumours III (dry point etching).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Reading, doing, watching #5.

Reading: Linked, by Albert-László Barabási. Very interesting book on networks - how everything is connected to everything else.
Watching: Saw this exhibition (Genesis) by Ryan Hewett at the Barnard Gallery. See here for more of his stunning oil portraits.
Doing: Last week we went to the Just Nuisance Birthday Parade with Snous.
Yeah, Happy Birthday, whatever. Now let's check out the competition ...

Is this the prize?? Bloody hell, I was hoping for a bit more than two bags of dog food!





















Oi - watch it buddy! I don't want to make friends with just anybody, okay!


Hmmm, threesomes, that is more like it. More my size, too. I'll let you sniff mine if you let me sniff yours ...
Wow. Weird dog. Maybe it is a Great Dane. Who's the top dog, now? Hahahahaha!

(Snous didn't win any prizes, but does she care? Who wants two bags of dog food as a prize, anyway? No, she has much higher ambitions ...)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Another stitched book.

I have finished another origami book - this time I hand stitched this lovely poem by Kay Ryan.


















































My collection of stitched books is growing - I have four more folded and waiting for just the right quotation or poem to inspire me to take up my needle and thread ...