It has been one of those scattered weeks with a bit of this mixed with a bit of that.
I did some preparatory work for a possible piece for a show later this year at the Hand Wave Gallery. This gave me a chance to play with my coloured pencils!
I also cut paper squares, then marked, scored, and folded them.
Here are the first few resting under a couple of boards.
I spent several days adding a new page to my website: Solo Exhibitions
You can go there by clicking on Solo Exhibitions in the menu bar. Clicking on an image takes you to images of the works included in the exhibition. There is a bonus for Elemental: you can download the catalogue for the exhibition. It includes images of my work, an essay from the curator, and an interview. If you just want to have a look at that, download the Elemental Catalogue.
I also did some re-organising on Pinterest. I updated my collection of Altered Books and made the page public. You can look at it here.
I tried a recipe for Irish Oatmeal Soda Bread. It was delicious, if slightly under-baked. (The author of the recipe really means it when she says to add the liquid gradually. That’s her loaf in the picture. We just ate mine.)
My final job of the week was the Annual Spring Pruning of the Geraniums. I was very late with the job last year, which meant no decent flowers on the porch until it was almost winter again! Here’s a shot of the south window with the ‘before’ geraniums.
Out on the porch in the warm weather before chopping. (My Lovely Assistant Kemuri is more interested in the state of the slush just beyond the bottom step.)
The large box of prunings on the kitchen counter.
Starter pots planted up. Each includes two colours of geranium and one cluster of an unidentified foliage plant with purple stems and leaf backs.
Finally, the south window with the ‘after’ geraniums. I did a better job than usual with last fall’s pruning, so there are still some stems with flowers or flower buds.
David had a busy week too, with removing the old water softener,
and installing the new one.
He only had to make five trips to the local big box hardware store for bits and pieces, and we now have soft water again so I can do the laundry later today.
In other book arts news:
If you like maps and charts and infographics, you might enjoy the article on Homer Sprague’s illustrations of Milton’s universe. The article includes individual illustrations and an interactive view of the book.
I haven’t been following the we made this blog for quite as long as Alistair has been posting. It was the blog’s fifteenth birthday this week. You might enjoy reading the birthday piece looking back at some of Alistair’s favourite posts, or you could just read one of my favourites: