Tuesday, 17 April 2007

ta da!

Well I hope I didn't get anybodys hopes up yesterday about this stuff! It's my second go at this gocco thing (first try was a disaster, apart from not being able to see anything but spots from accidentally looking at the flash bulbs, nothing actually came out on the print except for a few dots, not what I intended!)

So here goes...


There are 24 bookmarks for an exhibition as part of the 'Library' project at Leeds Metropolitan University and Situation Leeds. They will be distributed through the librarys of Leeds (there's quite a few!) I like the idea of this project, that bookmarks will be left in books and who knows who may find them or what pages they will end up between...


I love finding random things in books. Whether it's a ticket in a second hand book or something I've put there myself a long time ago, I love that glimps of another life, a different time, something insignifcant at the time...

And I like pressing flowers in books so that's what I printed on my bookmarks!



...And then I felt so sad at having to throw the gocco screen away that I printed on all the random bits of paper and card I could find in my house (and then put the screen in a plastic bag in the fridge, I will use it again, honest! Why can't I throw anything away?)

4 comments:

tiffany... said...

oh! they're so lovely! perhaps my next giant purchase in the not so near future will be a gocco.
and, what an awesome project to be a part of... do you get to choose which books your bookmarks go into? what a lovely surprise for some random person... to open up a book and get one of your bookmarks!

Paperfaerie said...

Ooh lovely. I did a project called Finders Keepers where I made little fold out books and slipped them into books in New Yorks Grand Central Library. I loved the not knowing of what will happen to them. It's really something special when you find little tresures like that, it's like it was meant for only you to see.

I want a gocco too.

Sarah said...

I don't think I get to choose where the bookmarks go, it's all bit of a mystery but I should find out in the next few weeks...

Yvette it would be amazing to find something like that in a library book! All I ever find is bus tickets :)

amisha said...

these are lovely. great job with the gocco! i took a gocco workshop last year but never bought one... but there is so much inspiration + lovely things that people have made with them i am reconsidering!
i too love to find things tucked in books... an old favorite pulled off the shelf with a note tucked in, or a stranger's paper ephemera in a used book.