Sunday, 16 May 2010

dandelions

I've finally got round to taking some pictures of some of the books I made for the artist's book fair back in when was it, March. Thought you might like to see them. The book I am most pleased with is the one about dandelions...


The drawings were done on a lovely sunny day, whilst weeding and dreaming in my garden. At the moment it's an overgrown mess, but one day it will be a little paradise I hope.

Its screen printed in dark brown and white, I made the background by painting indian ink on tracing paper over the drawings. This can then be exposed directly to the screen which I think gives it a directness often lost on computer generated images (or perhaps its that I'm no good at computers, who knows) I think its the first screen print I have made that I'm actually pleased with...


After looking through the book the back cover opens to reveal behind the weeds a little plan of my garden, how it is now not how it will be when its done... and then the plan lifts up to show a careful drawing of the dirt that was left in the fold of my sketch book when I finally put the dandelions on the compost heap. You can see more pics here


The whole this can be opened completely to look at all the weeds at once. I've got one framed on my desk to remind me. Go out and do the weeding.

9 comments:

acornmoon said...

weeds never looked so good!

I love the stitching on the book below also. It is always a pleasure to see your creations.

Fiona said...

That looks really, really special.

Gina said...

It is gorgeous!

Becky said...

This is beautiful!

Lovely World said...

What lovely work you do! Thank you so much for saying hello on my blog. X Maribeth

Jacqui Dodds said...

Gorgeous book - very professional finish too.

Tammie Lee said...

this is quite wonderful.

Sarah said...

Thanks all! The dandelions have gone crazy in my garden at the moment, seas of dandelion clocks... lots more weeds to draw in the future I think!!

elisvermeulen said...

it is beautiful.