Frosty Morning

Photo taken with the Obscura camera app, edited in Photos and PS Express. More a case of exploring what the app can do than producing a good image,


No books…

We moved house about 6 weeks ago, and my book making equipment, materials etc. are still packed in boxes in what will, I hope, eventually be my work room. The same room also contains most of our other books, and my sewing gear, though not, fortunately, my knitting wool and needles.

One thing I have been doing since we moved is taking lots of photos of the views from our new house. So, desperately needing some sort of creative outlet, I have been playing around with my photos and the excess of apps I have on my iPad.

This one was taken with the Obscura camera app. I don’t really understand how to get the best from it, but it took some good photos this evening. This is the original.

The processing apps I used were Distressed FX for added colour and corvids – we have plenty of real ones but they are never around when you want them – and PhotoToaster to take the colour away and add a bit of a moody vignette.

Yellow Tulips

A stab-bound book, made to criteria randomly selected from Tetenbaum and Chen’s Artists Books Ideation Cards. It was inspired by James Fenton’s poem, Yellow Tulips, and my own photo of tulips, though they weren’t yellow.

Handmade paper, card, digital prints, knitting ribbon. The app IColorama was used for the illustrations.