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Just had this book accepted for the Vilnius Artist’s Book Triennial 2015 – http://artistsbook.lt/blog/2013/09/24/7th-artists-book-triennial-vilnius-2015/   It is on the theme of ERROR – I’ve collected pages from a disparate array of books and sewn them onto each other and into a recycled cover –

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Also I’m going to have a stall at the Leeds Artist’s Book Fair (6th – 8th March at The Tetley) again but this time with my chum Clare Wigzell, poet,  on the theme Rock – Tree – Landscape, an ongoing project we have been working on togethe.

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And also doing an installation with David Honeybone in his studio for Roundhay Open Studios  (26th April).

Busy, busy, busy.

 

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Last minute preparations for my stall at the book fair.

I’ve made some little razor shell books to go with the Mermaid book I made for Yorkshire Life Aquatic and have that book, the Mariner’s Journey book and two books from the Ghosts artist’s residency at Armley Mills on the stall. Also some little notebooks made from photos that were part of the installation at Armley Mills and a Texture book I started at the Lumb Bank course last year. And this is what that shalwar kameez ended up as –

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Me and my brother Andy in Shimshal, Karakoram Mountains. I’ve made this shalwar kameez into a book that’ll be on my stall at the book fair – 7th – 9th March at The (lovely new) Tetley in central Leeds.

Been working with Deborah Sanderson of Urban Angels on a concept book for an amazing project she’s planning as part of the cultural events around Le Grande Depart next spring-summer. A lot of work but worth it. She’s had the book filmed and put on You Tube –

A book I made for the Mermaid Gala by Yorkshire Life Aquatic –

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Modular origami bowl-book made from map pages. As Jen Hadfield, the poetry tutor on the Arvon course, loved maps I made this for her, along with the little origami card you can see next to it in the photos that Jen put on her Facebook page.

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Had a fantastic week last week on poetry and bookmaking course at Lumb Bank – stunningly beautiful and peaceful place; wonderful tutors – Jan Hadfield and Rachel Hazell who set us great adventures; and an all-round lovely, friendly, creative group. Thank you everyone. For the last evening I made this Egg Head Haiku ‘book’.  The verses weren’t anything very deep and cropping this photo I noticed that I’d missed a word out in one of them!!, but good fun.

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