Not that I have any objections to technology being used for art. The world has become so fast I have to wonder what I can leave to my family that will have meaning and share their heritage.
About half the size of the others but no less precious. I have collected these old photo albums over a period of time, mostly bought on ebay and at a considerable cost, but you get what you pay for. The most time consuming part of making these art books is selecting and collating a miriad of papers. I like to use only good quality papers, Rives BFK a french 300gsm watercolour paper for its flexibility and strength, easy to fold and just a gorgeous colour. I have also used printed papers that I have also collected over time, makes a difference and I try to colour co ordinate these.
The exhibition starts on Thursday this week and goes for two weeks. I will also be holding a workshop on the 28th June following the exhibition. The building the exhibition is being held is the old courthouse and jail still intact. I am looking forward to having a better look around tomorrow when we go to set up. The workshop is in what they call the Fodder room a purpose room designed for workshops, this is at the back of the garden square next to the building where we are exhibiting and there are a 4 or 5 artist in resident little shops where you can see the artists work and see them working, what a lovely concept. I am planning on being at the exhibition on the 2nd Saturday to discuss my art books and show the interiors that are not on display.
Long weekend this weekend I believe, fancy a run down to Busselton in the wonderful South West or come down the following weekend on Saturday morning would love to see you.
I am not doing any paintings for this exhibition, going with my first love and passion. Once I got started I found it just flowed. Where as with painting I am not so confident.