PAPER PONDERINGS

I have been writing my blog Paper Ponderings since 2009 and have written more than a thousand blog posts. My blog is the place where I have conversations about my art, and where I share my making process. To learn about my life as a maker and artist, please click on the paperponderings link for the full blog; or on individual links to go direct to that post.

  • kindness, care and hope May 26, 2019
    Barry and I completed the large standing aluminium books for the Compassion exhibition over the weekend.They are a lovely team effort: with joint design; Barry's skills at managing metal; and my calligraphy.  They come together in a beautifully resolved fashion, showing the wear and tear of the salvaged aluminium as well. You can see more […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... May 23, 2019
    “Books are like people. Some look deceptively attractive from a distance, some deceptively unappealing; some are easy company, some demand hard work that isn’t guaranteed to pay off. Some become friends and stay friends for life. Some change in our absence – or perhaps its we who change in theirs – and we meet up […]
  • Go Girl May 21, 2019
    Each year I do a print of Go Girl!.I gather together a selection of random wood type and print the words so they fit on an A5 piece of grey card.  Each edition is an open edition so I can add to it should I need; but I usually print 10 for starters.I have done […]
  • Sewing creativity May 19, 2019
    With a variety of studio projects on the go, and some progress being made but not huge amounts, it is nice to have my sewing trundling along quietly in the background.I had made a dress very early on in my sewing life and whilst the top half fitted beautifully, I thought the bottom half was […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... May 16, 2019
    “How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.” Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf write so […]
  • Studio time May 14, 2019
    It seems some weeks see me dreaming of the studio; other weeks find me there every day doing something different.  It's a bit of a mystery to me how it all works, but I have found some days of late to get down and make things which has been grand.It's also not always the making; […]
  • Preparing to etch May 12, 2019
    Barry and I have been working towards a "big etch day". Barry had built an etching bath that could accommodate large sheets of aluminium (80cm x60cm). He had salvaged some aluminium sheets and cut them to size for three standing aluminium books we planned to make for the Compassion exhibition. We had decided on words […]
  • Thursday Thoughts... May 9, 2019
    “There are two things I wanted to do. I wanted to show the things that had to be corrected. I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated”. Lewis Hine I liked this quote because it felt to me like somebody (Mr Hine) had sat down and had a think bout what he was […]
  • A bit of this and that May 7, 2019
    Autumn is arriving and after wet and misty times, the sun is back and the blue sky is big.Dawn on Monday morning from our back deck.It was a really a busy weekend here on the mountain as our Celebration of Books team hosted live streaming events from the Sydney Writers Festival.We are really happy that […]
  • Pockets May 5, 2019
    As many of you know I have begun to focus (some may say obsess) on pockets and their availability and accessibility within women's clothes.I have been reading about fashion history, how pockets have evolved and why as women we find it so hard in the 21st century to purchase clothes with reasonable and decent pockets.For […]
Letterpress Play

Letterpress Play

Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting

Word Play

Word Play

Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

Calligraphic Play

Calligraphic Play

Peace

Peace