Sunday, May 7, 2017

Liz Constable Workshop - 2017

A week ago I was very lucky to attend a workshop with Liz Constable from Book ART Studios.  I learnt a great deal about dyeing paper and bookmaking and I meeting some amazing creative women. The book I intended to make in the beginning was a structured formal kind of book with gorgeous papers in it, but Liz was constantly telling us to listen to the book and it would tell us what it would like to be.  So against my better judgement I listened to the book and it was telling me that nature is not structured and formal it is wild and free and is an explosion of colour everywhere you look, especially in the autumn.  Here is the book I made from that workshop. I love the outcome.  the book is full of torn holes looking onto other coloured papers and I even "gasp" did stitching in the book.  Everywhere you look on the pages there are things to catch the eye, pull-outs and tuck-spots and places to put notes. Even with the pieces ripped out there is still a ton of room to write in this book.  I am extremely happy with the outcome and I am very grateful to Liz.

The cover is actual autumn leaves glued to book board and then covered with muslin.  I then made some paper beads out of scraps of paper, twine and cotton and used them on the spine.



















I glued dyed paper towels inside the cover and then I added all of the pages. 























































5 comments:

  1. Ngarere you were so adventuous and really listend to the book. It is an amazing piece of art. I love it and you have inspired me

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  2. Imagine a poem written around those holes?

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  3. Thanks Flissie, I have imagined poems in this book I think it would be fantastic.

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  4. Your book is just so gorgeous! I also want to say thank you for the quiet inspiration I got every time I turned around and saw what you were doing, and for the wealth of useful tips and information you provided.

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  5. Thank you Cally. I was priveleged to spend the week with such lovely and creative women.

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