Sunday, January 8, 2017

"co - ordinates"

















The first little book for the new year. It was started in Mackay when I was there for the Libris event. I always seem to be able to make new work when I am in different surroundings. Maybe my senses are more alert and open to new stimuli. I made the cover once I got home so in reality it is really one of last years books (the last).
The card for the cover and some of the old paper I used for the mixed media drawings, is from an old book of my mother's from her school days (about 80 yrs old). The lined paper is thicker and has a sheen and is now almost an ivory colour. 

















The hinge and fastener are felt from an old army blanket we all seemed to have when we were children. It fits rather well with the vintage recycled card of my mother's old exercise book.






10 comments:

vonleidenberg said...

Gorgeous work, your book! The same thing happened to me -
The best ideas come when I have no way to implement.
Best wishes
Solveig

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks for commenting Solveig. Love your work too, now that I know. Some of your friends also are intriguing.

Amanda said...

I love the atmosphere of this book. The blue swirls seem peaceful like the sky, and then a deep red flash of joy! Uplifting!

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks Amanda - I am a very happy man most of the time. Hope it is catching.

jac said...

I like the dual use of tape, to join the page edges and as part of the design. You are inspiring me to explore some 'one off books' again.

Jack Oudyn said...

You are so observant Jac. I made some tape using rice paper -a bit fiddly but it worked well.

Nathalie Nayer said...

... sans mots...

Jack Oudyn said...

I think your comment leaves you speechless (not wordless). Language has so many subtle differences.Thank you for commenting, I will check out your blog to see what your series gets up to.

Helen M said...

Just catching up with your blog Jack. Gorgeous drawings!

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks Helen, glad I went back for a much later look at the comments.