Monday, November 21, 2011

Look what's under that pile of stuff!

Rainy days always bring this behaviour about, the desire to put things in order and tidy up, but you know what, you always get caught up in the old photographs.
This is what happen to me today, I rediscovered my great grandfathers photo album. I realized where my sons get their bike riding skills from, he was a competition trial bike rider, his love of dance and theatre. I realized where my love of wearing hats has come from and dressing up and art participation of all different forms.
I wish I had known him he looks like he knew how to have fun!
Front cover of the album 1870

There are lots of photos with bikes obviously a great passion for him. That's him on the right, the good looking one.
Look at all those fantastic hats

I always loved this picture as a child, go the relatives.
Out and about in his car


His dance list for the night
His childhood book

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New range of letterpress cards

Its here at long last, a new range of letterpress cards inspired by all sorts of goodies, the garden, the yoga I have just taken up, watercolours, the boating days of Bill and Proust, I think that just about covers everything.
It's very hard to find a good masculine card but we think we've ticked the boxes with a few additions to the range.
They will be available at the Berkelouw Bookstores in December.
Garden caravan

The bird
Bill's boat
Boat of Words
Over there

Dragon fly
Ring a ring a rosie
Swanns Way
A fig and the boat

Green Tree
Red Tree
Blue Tree
Yoga rabbit

Very soon you will be able to order on line, stay tune till we read the instructions! Or you can buy them at these beautiful stores, they are available though Berkelouws Bookstores, No Chintz at Woollahra, Balmain and Willoughby, David Met Nicole, Summers Florist Woollahra and Hunters Hill, The Baytree Woollahra, Art Gallery of NSW, The Hub Bathurst and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery stock our cards.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Green is growing again

Beginning with doom in the bulb, the spring unravels,
Bright as her spinning-wheels, the colic season
Worked on a world of petals;
She threads off the sap and needles, blood and bubble
Casts to the pine roots, raising man like a mountain
Out of the naked entrail.

Dylan Thomas
from...... I, in my intricate image
With all the rain the garden is going gangbusters.
Grand Master a very very special iris from Carrolls Country Nursery, we have been waiting all winter to see this bloom.

Many apologizes for not writing on my blog of late, ones aims to be a Friday night blogger but  we have been very busy with a new range of cards coming out for December for the  Berkelouw Bookstores and as soon as they are all printed on our Platen press will post them up.

Bill is a finalist in the New Zealand art award with his photogravure called The Pack and I am a finalist in the Country Energy Painting Prize with The violets are coming up through the stones all inspired from our garden which you can see is going gangbusters of late.
Its been 7 years in the making with lots of hard digging and many wheelbarrows of grit and this year with all the rain it is coming into a full maturity.
Green is growing again
The Chinese warrior floats in the hedge