My dear friend Fiona came up with the idea of calling this series I am working on 'Standing Stories' rather than book totems. I am completely delighted with the idea as it gives me room to create 'tall stories' and 'short stories' and so forth.
I have had a busy day in the studio working on etching plates and muddling through story concepts. This is the basic form of a 'story' though I think this lends itself to sewing through the paper - echoing suggestions of landform or tree bark. Haven't decided yet but printed a few in different arrangements so that I might play once they are dry and ready for sculpting. Printed one with blended colour which has come up well too.
Too tired to have much to say - the process is very long winded. But fun.