Friday, September 18, 2009

The Tooth Fairy Tale

I searched for an idea that included a fairy and a tale so when I found this gorgeous poem by Elizabeth Lindberg about how the tooth fairy tale originated I couldn't resist it. Enjoy, Jen

Thursday, September 10, 2009

moving along

Hi everyone, donna here. just wanted to say how much i am enjoying this collaboration. I have just received Jen's book...and so excited! as i am with each new book that miraculously ends up at my doorstep! i love receiving it, going through it, thinking about what will appear on 'my' page, making it happen as well as i can, looking at it completed and the final sendoff of choosing the stamps (with the post lady!) for it to continue its journey. They feel like living things, having their own life experiences and being lovingly nurtured by each of us in turn. Awww..
anyway, enough of that. happy creating, love donna

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Travelling Cookbook

After taking a long time getting into this (What am I going to say about food?...I love it, I hate how much of it I have to cook, I get bored with the same stuff - not an adventurous soul in my family besides me, But I love eating!!!) I finally tore enough images out of my accumulation of magazines to find a path...There's the food I know I should eat and cook for the crew...then there's what I (and the rest of them) enjoy to eat!
I added my Grandmothers chocolate fudge recipe...and neglected to make a mention anywhere that it's the boys favourite treat, and it's consumption on State of Origin nights is tradition in our house!! And the "I'm Home, I'm hungry!" something I have actually heard on more than one occasion!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fractured Fairy Tales

I found this a challenging book to work on, and had to think for a long time about what to do with these fractured fairy tales. So while the actual work took little time, I did spend a lot of time thinking around the subject. In the end it was fun... playing with the words and using simple thumb prints. These books are certainly making us all think and do things a bit outside our comfort level....which is great.

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mmm...every picture tells a story

Well...Peta asked me to post so here it is... i let this unfold naturally, i had no idea where i was going, just let it present itself to me. in the waiting i realise i collect stories and images. stories evolve into images and images evolve into stories. i love serendipitus synchronicity too! i have been working with gifted National Geographics, from the 70's - mid 80's, for a year now and am still lost in their stories and images, hence the cover images. I am also very in to Joseph Campbell's myth work. Hope you enjoy it...