It has been a really busy time in the studio and my standing stories are taking shape. Had a meeting with Sheila from Maleny Additions on Friday, who is promoting me as a book artist during the Maleny Celebration of Books and converting her shopfront into a showcase of my work. What a privilege. I will be there over the celebration weekend talking about my books and showing various techniques of book making and binding. I am planning to start a little teaching again next year and so this will be a great opportunity to see what interest is about.
I am quietly excited about these standing stories - all of these are part of my 'short stories' - nothing over about 80cms. They are all printed with etchings and embossings. As yet they are not stuck down as I am contemplating a few with stitching. I prefer the 'keep it simple' principle but I do want to have a play. After all, these are just the first ideas - plenty more to come. These are only two of my stories 'Winter' and 'The Seasons' but by the time I exhibit I hope to have my abstract story done, my kite flying and standing stones done. Depends how time pans out. The next couple of days I need to dedicate to the printing of my fourty bookplates. They are due by Friday.
As you can see, I have ventured from my very earthy palette into brighter tones - autumnal and harmonious but still way brighter than I usually work. Must say I am loving the rich reds and ochres, even the purples.
More work to be done so once again, a post on the run.