Well the posts have been few and far between lately, largely due to the fact that the last month has been spent relocating and renovating. So there has been more transforming and less reforming! But today I have been inspired to post about a gocco workshop I attended. The workshop was run by some lovely crafty gals from the Sydney Brown Owls. I designed two A7 cards to printed at once, then trimmed later. Yay! It worked! I now have a screen to print with. I chose to print using acrylic paint rather than oil based ink as it was easier to clean up! Printing with Gocco is great fun, if you get the chance you should give it a go.
So here is what I have been working on. I’ve had this idea for a few years but have only recently had time to give it a go. I really don’t like the idea of books being thrown away (or a lot of other things for that matter!). I know they can be recycled but their original beauty is lost, so I have been working on some papercuts that use old maps, books and other random scraps of paper—that would otherwise be thrown away—to create little pieces of art.
What do you think?
Hopefully people will see that just because something is no longer useful in it’s present form, it doesn’t mean it has no use at all.