You know how ,sometimes, you have the sort of day that thwarts your every move? Yes, that sort of day, multiplied.
The torrential rain seems to have abated. One or two light showers, but no further problem rain. Man! I was getting tired of wringing out bath towels!
Still waiting on a chap to check the roof…
And a chap from the air conditioner company can’t come before early May…so, yes, I do feel a bit like Uncle Jim…
I managed to bunk-off the other day and go into Town to catch up with a friend and have a quick look at the Libris Awards artist books. I shall be back at least one more time for a longer look. Here’s a link to the current exhibition. https://www.artspacemackay.com.au/whats_on/exhibitions/current It’s a PDF, but I think you can also view online.
Handmade papers, looking like crumpled and discarded wrappers with digital prints; a statement about profligacy. Approximately A4 , landscape orientation.
“Punctuation and Full Stops” Lesley Kane. These books are all approximately 4 or 5cms high.
Well, yesterday I asked for someone with gloves to turn some pages for me. The request had to be referred to a higher authority, but, after waiting (Papal consultation ,perhaps?), a staffer appeared with gloves. And most of my photos were of quivering white-clad fingers and shadows!
Now, about those horses. And jockeys. Here’s what you need to do…
Place your horses back- to- back, one head facing left, the other, right. Now position the jockeys image.
And what is this all about? Apparently, an exercise (for management types) in problem-solving.
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.
Your 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.
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!