hand made books

Over the last couple of years I have been experimenting with making small books. They are all very simple, most of them being concertina books, but I have found they give a whole new interpretation to the drawings or paintings they have sprung from. Below are some examples.

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18 thoughts on “hand made books

  1. A couple of your books remind me of work by William Morris and Florence Broadhurst…especially your latest plus your ‘walking line’ drawing above the galah piece. I am keen on all of the books pictured here…and each one is quite unique to from the others. I love the way the galahs travel through the space you’ve made for them.

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    1. They are different aren’t they? I must say it is always a bit of a concern to me that there isn’t always a consistency, but I do like being taken off in all sorts of directions! I hadn’t thought of the William Morris or Florence Broadhurst associations, but I really can see it now you point it out! Thanks Julie.

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          1. I know what you mean Anna, I love working in three dimensions, maybe that is why many of my paintings are so thick with sculpted pigments. 🙂 I haven’t made any books, however I am planning on creating a post of some of my past sculptures. I know that the paper of your books is attractive to me and your paintings are very beautiful to me,

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  2. Love your books Anna, especially the one at the bottom of the page. Your drawings remind me of the work of Elizabeth Couloigner, beautifully intricate and delicate. Well done!

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    1. Alex, I have just looked Elisabeth up – her work is STUNNING! I have bookmarked her website for future reference. Some of her work looks like encaustic, which is something else I have been experimenting with recently. So inspiring! Thank you!

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