My First Love

I've always loved words, not just the words themselves but the artistic nature of them. One of my favourite games when I was little, was creating words to look like they sounded. Words such as: THIN, FAT, LONG were delightful to work with. So it's hardly surprising

I ended up being a book artist who writes.

 

The one constant in my life...teaching

I've been in teaching roles since I was 16 - beginning my working life looking after young children as a nursery nurse in Manchester, UK the home of my birth. 

 

From Manchester to New Zealand

My adventurous parents brought myself and two of my sisters out to New Zealand on a holiday when I was just 14. It was love at first sight for me upon our arrival. The holiday ended with me vowing to return to live. And so I did at the tender age of 22, after an adventure in Jamaica for almost a year, but that's another story!

 

Cutting a long story short...

I began working at an early childcare centre, bought it, sold it & re-trained to become a careers advisor. I eventually morphed into a book artist. I adore working with people and watching them discover just how creative they really are.

Exciting things have been happening

at 

Book Art Studios

My dream to produce a beautiful published book (that looks handmade) has been achieved. My first book: One Small Drop, was published in March 2015 with my creative sister Jo.  #achievement unlocked

 

As a challenge for my 50th birthday in 2015 I decided to be one of 7,000 exhibitors at the Frankfurt BookFair 

If you want to know how that happened then pop over to my blog for the full story (grab a cuppa as it is quite a story) The outcome was so exciting with Austrian publishing house Freya Verlag inviting me to write a book on how to create notebooks. So, I did and it was translated into German. It is beyond exciting to work on a project such as this. They are now for sale at the book depository

The next exciting in this chapter  was the book being made available in English, thanks to Tony & Amy over at Little Island Press. You can see it here: DIY Notebooks Made Easy. 

 And for my next trick......Together with two other creative talents, Jason Burgess and Jo Constable, we have published Re:Create. It is a truly beautiful book packed to bursting with projects, tips, stories and so much more. 

You can buy a copy here.

Liz Constable

Email:  Phone: 021 02244 684

P.S I like to put on my red shoes and dance.  

Liz x