First bookbinding and embossing workshop at dreamspace

Gisborne Herald did this article:

And five keen people came and did various embossed designs -some went for embossed copper or aluminium inserts in the covers which is a new thing… We all learned and had a busy fun day of it. Thanks ladies! You all did great.

More workshops on divers topics to come I think. It broke the ice for me – no more hiding away! Oh yes I should have asked to take closeups of their books…here’s a few I did before the workshop. A new technique using etching ink on the surface and the embossed lines show in the original card colour. Then gold or bronze acrylic wiped over (or not).

Also, coming soon: the Visions of Gisborne exhibition. Bring in any artwork that portrays some vision of some aspect of Gisborne as it is or was or may be… or email me pictures of your work. Children’s art too! Contact me… wizardofeutopia@gmail.com 022 3326568 Follow this blog to get notifications of further events… sorry this first workshop was put on through the arts society and I was slack about notifying here… Next time!

Famous in Gisborne – if you read the Weekender

From the pecha kucha talk came this article, in the Gisborne Herald weekender supplement, 11/6/16. My phone has (not) been ringing red hot, but… the wizard’s word is out there! Glad we have got the place, so those who seek shall find… something! Yay! Some floor scrubbing, tidying and unpacking has begun. Electrickery to be switched on through the new fuseboard and cabling tomorrow, we hope! Then there’ll be no stopping us…

photo of my gisborne profile article REDUCED 11  june 2016

Thanks to Natasha who bravely interviewed me and managed to make something coherent of it (and who let me see it and tweak before publication). And the photographer – a nice young man who came, smiled, arranged doglets and wizards, and left. Of course, there were one or two minor factual corrections; mainly that of course the pictured playhut is not a true hobbit haven, as it isn’t curved and is very little… Here’s a concept picture of a hobbit haven just to set the record straight. I need to build one ASAP!:

hobbithaven 2 NEW PIC front 10 04 15 copy