One of the pots which struck me at the exhibition was this one:
and scroll down to the white pot. I am often drawn to achromatic pieces, although I usually use colour in my own work. [Preferably lots of colour.]
When I do use an achromatic scheme it tends to be black and silver or gold. [If that counts as achromatic.] The only time I tried a cream piece I got so bored I had to add some blue.
But - I have been exploring different ways of attaching one piece of white paper to another – and the book is the result. [The pliers in the photos are there to hold the pages open.]
This is the front cover - staples. The whole thing is held together with string, and sewing that through 8 layers of watercolour paper wasn't easy, even with prepunched holes. Hence the pliers ...
Duck tape. I really like this one.
Decorative brads. I knew I'd find a use for them eventually.
Eyelets. The string is for decoration only.
Cross stitch. Regular readers will know that I loathe and abhor cross stitch, but I can manage four.
French knots. Purists will notice that these are not well made French knots - if I made them properly the paper tore. Hence the little tadpole tails.
I am going to make something similar using fabric. I am not sure if this will lead into anything in embroidery – perhaps something 3D? - but I am having fun.
Although I find it hard to believe, this is my hundredth post – and coincidentally Mary has kindly given me an ‘I love your blog’ award.
The rules of the award are:
Put the logo on your blog.
Link the person you received your award from.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Put links of those blogs on yours.Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated
Well – Mary’s excellent blog is
so I’ve managed two of the five. I am still pondering on who else to lumber – er -nominate – so watch this space!