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The only thing I will tell you is that the paper should not be folded (someone tried to make his jockey fit by folding…)

Here is a photo of 3 pieces of card, printed with horse and jockey images.

IMG_3628Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to print and cut out the 3 rectangles. That’s 2 horses ( with strange caved-in tummies!) and one strip of card with 2 jockeys. Don’t cut out the images! Yes, I chopped the corners, but it doesn’t matter.

Now, make the jockeys ride. (Should be a piece of cake for Linda and Daisy Fae and Andrea!)

I’m pleased to say I’ve finished my books! It’s a bit like the last day of exams, not that I’ve had one of those for a while!

So now I can get on with other things.Perhaps clean the windows? Sort out the tattier bits of the garden? Prune a few shrubs before they re-classify themselves as trees? Pack my bag?

Here are some pretty pictures from the Libris Awards 2013 show. Yes, more artists’ books. This is the winner, “Wave Form.” Paper, printed from a woodblock, presented in a hinged box.

Wave Form

Wave Form


Back of the box

Back of the box




I’ll ask some of my friends if they mind my putting their work on the blog.Probably not, but I try to be polite!


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!


  1. I’m afraid I have as much hope of making the jockies ride as I do of personally winning the Melbourne Cup, so I do hope that in time you’ll share the solution. Congrats on finishing your final book! I know what you mean about feeling like the last day of exams. Great feeling!


  2. I’m going to print and cut out the horses and jockeys and will get back to you if I solve it! Congratulations on finishing your books too, it’s always a great feeling of relief.


  3. My mind is too far gone for the jockeys, but I wanted to say how happy I am for you that you finished the books! The sense of relief and accomplishment you must have…!


  4. I demand the solution now!!


  5. Congratulations. When you have dealt with your books, your windows and your garden, you would be more than welcome here…
    And I think the horses and their riders are safe from me – but do love Wave Form. That water looks like silk. Stunning.


    • Silk! Yes, I thought that, too. The photos do nothing, really, but to see it and see someone scrunching it into its box, then un-scrunching it…it’s such a palpable thing, you really do need to be there.
      As to domestic chores….please take a number!


  6. I vote for pack your bags. To hell with the windows.


  7. Time for a celebration! And I wish I could come over and play with the horse/jockey. Three weeks from now I almost could’ve, and maybe even would’ve, in spite of what happened to Adam. Good thing we hadn’t booked anything, though, as part of a trip to NYC would include dozens of kilometres of walking, something I would find challenging right now…


  8. Is Wave Form printed on paper? I’d love to see it ‘in the flesh’. Thanks for the photo.

    I’d print out the horses and jockeys if I could connect to the Internet but no go today. I hope not to see your solution until I’ve had a go at it.


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