Sunday, 11 April 2021

updates and new pics

 I got called away during the last post and never finished - and I see I still don't have photos of all the pages of Fool Gets Sick, but they all look different anyway as they are printed over newspaper pages, but I am now grappling with the covers bit by bit as I haven't the space currently for glue-ing up too many at once...

here are images of a front and back cover - again each front cover is different... and a couple more of the missing images inside, plus  another of last pages now added below







I will post up the cover and a few images of the other new book I am currently making up below and write more of a piece about it later....






keep an eye on this link https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson-category/babe-2021-the-lost-weekend/

from 16 April it should have a live link to view the artists videos about their work for this year's online BABE  - I have made on that describes and shows some of my work from the last year......

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Fool Gets Sick

 Apologies for long gap in posting - this fool didn't get sick but I did have a rather strong reaction to my first jab which knocked me out a bit and set off my ME for a while, plus it has been dreary old February and the weather was enough to make anyone feel tired, but signs of Spring are cheering on the warm days now and I am jolly glad to have been jabbed, and I have been working steadily mostly but its not been  good light to be taking photos of stuff and I kept thinking - I will just wait until I get the next book finished.....and then getting side-tracked by starting a new one --- 

I will show the progress report on Fool Gets Sick currently being editioned and the finished first concertina copy of the Little Circus in the Forest - and save the other finished new book for another post when I have covered and photo-ed it.














Thursday, 14 January 2021

New Year First Post

 I can't believe it is so long since I last put up anything...time seems to go so fast during these strange times, although I also lose track of time very easily and when working every day....

I have several new projects on the go but none that I am ready to share just yet.... in some cases blocks are cut but not printed ( I had a very large delivery of new paper and card finally last week ) ...more news of these later or next month...

and I really need to finish off old projects completely, finish covers and gluing on backs of cards and generally clear the decks - although each project seems to transmute and turn into another before I can catch up...circuses in forests and more about Trees... however if there is a new year resolution it is to finish some things so that at least I can film them for Spring online Artist BookFairs...so deadlines of sorts are finally rearing up their heads... for BABE and TTP....

I have started by doing the individual covers for The Ship of Fools - there are some images below of work in progress and some finished covers - books just need glueing-in to them now....but as they have become so three-dimensional I shall now have to think about slipcases and solander boxes too, and so it goes on...

next I must actually print the larger block book that follows on when Fool gets Sick..... I can't believe I cut them a year ago now....