Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I've just joined this group after seeing the beautiful work in Bound and Lettered. I am an explorer, trying new skills and techniques in a range of areas, including textiles and paper. I like the idea of a challenge and have settled for the Place theme for my first alphabet.  We travel a lot both in Australia and abroad, but I am often heard to say that the best thing about travelling is coming home. We live in a beautiful place on the border of New South Wales and Queensland, with the ocean beaches five minutes away and the spectacular hills not much more. 

My Place alphabet represents my home, my place:
the handmade paper used for the background has been made from local plant materials, some wild and some from the garden.
the prints on the paper are made using plants from the garden
the letters are cut from old photographs of my home and the surrounding area

Not sure about the final presentation, but I enjoy book binding, so they will probably end up in some book form.


  1. I have seen these in the flesh. They look great :-)

  2. This is an interesting juxtaposition...the photographs against the natural look.
    Sandy in the UK

  3. You kind of have to look closer to see the pictures that are in the letters. They look great! Will you stick with dark coloured photos for the letters?

  4. Thanks for comments. I aim to vary the print colour of the leaves and handmade paper and that will decide the colours of the letters.

  5. I love how anchored this alphabet is in in your place Mary - coherent and true in each element. I also like the variations in the letters - they make it interesting to look at and my eyes dance over them. welcome!


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