The next part of the Canberra Bookbinders' Guild Binding Challenge was to depict (by making a book/object for the second of the four containers) of what you were wearing when you listened to the music chosen in Part Two. ' Good ' is still the word to focus on. I choose my blue jeans that I wore all the time in that time period. Jeans cut down to shorts after a growth spurt, embroidered material added to jeans at the hems for the same reasons, jeans embroidered with peace symbols - loved my jeans.
Lee and I were lucky enough to represent the Canberra Bookbinders' Guild on 666 Radio. Melanie Tait who hosts the Canberrafile was delightful and put us both at ease. The message we wanted to get across was about our upcoming exhibition and the diversity of the exhibits from fine bookbinding to confronting art.
Because my little eco book was chosen for the invitation I was invited to bring it along with me when we met with Melanie. I needed then to dress it up a little by presenting it in a box. What fun was that!
This is the first time I had made a clamshell box and not only that, I was working from an instruction manual using my own measurements. Just the type of challenge I like.
I used eco printing paper to cover the box and I am very pleased with the final result.
I have never participated in a round robin journal art swap before. Very exciting and also a bit daunting. What if the people I'm swapping with dislike my contribution. Probably I'll never know but still.
There are 10 pages in all over 10 months by 10 different artists.
My theme is cats. We have an indoor cat who is absolutely beautiful. She has never wanted or even tried to go outside even with the door open. I'm happy about that as cats don't seem to be environmentally sound when left to their own devices.
I quite like the look of my pages as they go out. Hopefully what I have done won't be too restricting on the other participants.