Monday, January 7, 2013

Jenny's Finished Product

It looks like an accordion book, but it's actually a jacob's ladder. I got the pattern from a book on making books. When it was all done, I realised that I should have stuck the letters on sideways instead ... But it was all too late! If you hold the book one way,the letters are inside the ribbons and in order. If you shake it, the letters move around. It's fun!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I am happy that I have now completed my 2nd alphabet so I will be able to go forward to 2013 with a clean slate. I made an accordion book and I feel my book making skills are improving. I had beautiful paper which helped with the task. I bought it in Shephards Falkiners in London, a book makers dream shop. So here are some pictures of the finished work.

Friday, January 4, 2013

two more ... but still late !

here are my T and my P for the medieval alphabet.

and my wishes for all the best for all of you in this new year 2013.

I'm late BUT I'll finish this alphabet before the end of this month, I promiss !
and thanks a lot to Fiona and all of you for all the wonderful letters and realisations I saw last year
and, I'm sure, I'll see this year !

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Here are my final letters in the 2nd alphabet. I have yet to put them into a book. Thanks Fiona for organizing A.L.A.W. I have so enjoyed the process, it has opened up new creative channels within my art practice and I especially appreciated all the encouraging, positive comments. I wish all of you a happy, healthy and creative 2013. I would love to take part again this year and  look forward to getting to know you a little better and to see what amazing alphabets you will create in the year ahead.

One of my New Year resolutions is to try and spend more time at my art and just have fun making and creating in whatever form that takes. Having a focus such as A.L.A.W. is so helpful as I work much better towards deadlines and goals. So here's to a PRODUCTIVE 2013.

From a to z in one fell swoop

Just in time to post my dotty alphabet before Italy enters the new year... To those of you who have already crossed into 2013: Buon Anno!

This alphabet has taken quite a journey to reach its present form. Before I'd even finished the first alphabet, I was already busy planning—and having great fun with—a 27-cube alphabet (one cube per letter plus a title cube) for the dotty-themed ALaW. Partway through the autumn (in the northern hemisphere, that is), I had already begun scaling back my idea—and collecting plastic bottle tops for a possible alternate process—but then another idea struck in the kitchen one day. To read more about how this alphabet came to be, please visit this post on my blog.

I have really enjoyed participating in ALaW 2012. Thank you to all of the artists for the past twelve months-worth of inspiration...and special thanks to Fiona for giving us this space & handling the details...

Happy New Year to all!
- Lisa