Monday, 28 November 2011

Pretty Lights and a Giveaway

This photo was the result of an unintended long exposure.


I love the gold, green and turquoise colours. I spent a lot of time on Saturday producing these little books. I am not sure if they qualify as a Zine or not but they are certainly little books. The time was spent in working out how to translate a little altered children's board book into a photocopiable and double sided book. Various methods were tried and failed, before I came up with this one. It may not look very complicated-and it is not-but the way of getting there was!


Anyway, this is the thing I am giving away-four copies of my little book. It has been a long time in the making. I gessoed the board book at least six months ago. It sat around until about Halloween time, when I used white gesso to paint ghost shapes on each of the pages. It sat around again until I drew faces on the first four ghosts. After more sitting around an idea finally came to me. I finished it, scanned it, arranged it, and printed it. I watched 'Angels and Demons' for most of the time I was printing and assembling which was good as it is a very long film!

The ghosts have advice to give. It is very simple advice, but good I think. I will put the rest of the books in my Etsy shop-the first thing to have gone in there for a long time!


If you would like to be put in a hat (not literally of course) for a little book, then please leave a comment here over the next week. Thanks!




So pretty! I saw this light when at the shops on Saturday morning. So warm and inviting.

Have a good week!

12 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Pretty colours in the picture, I'd like a dress those shades! The books look fun too.

Kamana said...

looks like fun!

Linda Sue said...

I SO am in need of advice especially from ghosts! They must know things...

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I agree they look like a lot of fun.The colours in the first pic are so fresh looking.

frayedattheedge said...

The books look wonderful! I love the first photo - I must have a play using lights and long exposures (I always get so many wonderful ideas from you!!)

Carole said...

I wouldn't mind being put in a soft felt hat with silk lining! Love your little books and the photo.

Rachel Fox said...

I would love to be in a hat.
x

Janine said...

Great post! Love your little book! I put answer to your ? on my blog about wet lace and graphite technique! Hope you try it!

Lynne said...

Love the books. I love the idea of ghosts giving advice. I'm sure they would offer lots of inspiration too.

Sam said...

The little books are cute!! Have I mentioned how gorgeous your header is? :0)

Helen McCookerybook said...

Isobel makes books too- you should swap ideas! x

Rattling On said...

Count me in, I think you make the most marvellous things...