December 9, 2019

Bookcamp is a place where students feel inspired, nurtured, creative and relaxed. It's an opportunity to delve into your imagination and explore ideas around handmade books.

At the time of writing this, we've just finished our third Bookcamp. Each year we gain ideas and...

November 17, 2019

This year I decided to be a visitor of Open Studios Waitakere 2019 rather than an exhibiting artist. 

I was not disappointed with my decision. 

I think every artist should participate in an arts trail when they can. 

I was inspired, delighted and surprised. I cl...

October 13, 2019

Do you love Charmed? Do you want your own Book of Shadows? I created one, here's how I did it.

September 29, 2019

I've just arrived home from a magical adventure to the stunning seaside town of Queenscliff. 

I was quite unprepared for the strong sense of belonging I'd feel when I visited for the first time. 

But let's rewind a tad, to where the idea for this adventure started. 

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September 1, 2019

Recently I wanted to gift a family a present, so I decided on a book of memories. 

After a frustrating start in the studio trying to get a handmade hard covered book to behave itself, I decided a ready made book would be a better option. 

I decided upon a cute book of nu...

August 27, 2019

If not now, when?

Just recently I’ve switched into “if not now, when?” mode and I’m going out of my way to make things happen that I’ve talked about for ages. Or, I’m dropping the idea and moving on. It feels, great! 

Stamping & Journalling Compliment Each Other

So earlie...

August 18, 2019

I recently interviewed Cat from Getting Lost for Book Art Studios TV.

During the interview, she said something in passing that rocked my world.

It was without a doubt, a verbal wake up call. 

When talking about the Getting Lost game that Cat and her husband developed, s...

June 16, 2019

 I can't quite believe I let my 'shop' which is in truth, three shelves in the corner of my studio, fall in to such a rumbled heap. 

I got an email recently from Rachel Lewis from She Owns it  and quite frankly, it was the kick up the bum I needed. Sorry, but...

As you know I like to experiment on a Friday night, with a live audience. What can I say, I'm clearly an out on the edge artist. Or simply mad. Let's not think about this for too long and move on. 

I thought it would be riveting (I'm not sure who for) to do a book revie...

I can’t recall the first time I set foot on Piha beach, perhaps it was because I felt so at home.

I’ve always felt settled, safe and grounded at Piha. I’ve walked in the twilight and come across a Fire Poi Twirler who told me she did it for her own self gratification....

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