Thursday, 19 September 2013

Guildford Book Festival 2013

As I'm not studying any more and only have a wedding to organise, I thought I might fill some of my spare time by volunteering at the Guildford Book Festival this year - 17 -27 October.  First job, hand out festival programmes round where I live - something to keep me busy on Saturday. 
I'm quite looking forward to meeting everyone next week and finding out what we will be up to, although working full time is going to get in the way a bit.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Septembers writers group

I can't believe we were defeated by a door!  
Because the room was locked, we couldn't find a key and there was no where else to meet we couldn't run the meeting.  How annoying is that!  I will be having words with the department who look after that room.

However I did still get to give homework out:
Imagine you can hear a voice in your head.  What would it say to you?

I look forward to next months meeting with trepidation.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Paper portfolio

Having made all that paper at the summer school, I suddenly realised I had nowhere safe to store it.  Ideally I needed some folders of acid free paper to put my sheets in, but it would also be good if they could be kept under a little pressure too.
After a little thought I decided to put my book binding skills to good use and make myself a portfolio.  
The end result was an A3 portfolio which I am very pleased with; it holds all the paper I made and has plenty of room for more later.  There are a couple of things I could improve on, but over all it does exactly what I need it to and means I can now take my paper with me to show people without having to worry about crumpling any.

Thursday, 12 September 2013


After resisting for as long as I could I've finally joined twitter.  And what an amazing place it is.  I've already found so many amazing things, which I would never have seen without it.
For instance Anastassia Elias Toilet Roll Tube Sculptures or Cardboard Heaven by Nina Lindgren.  I can't wait to see what other gems I can find out there.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Origami butterfly

While looking for wedding things I came across these origami butterflies on the Go Origami! site.  Although I love paper I haven't done much origami and thought they looked like a good place to start.
They were so easy it was hard to stop at only 2.  I look forward to exploring the Go Origami! site for more pretty things to make.