Saturday, March 27

Under the Sea in an Octopus' Garden

Instagram has become my go to place to discover projects to get involved in.
The latest was the opportunity to submit a drawing for the colouring book - Caring Colouring 2  
The invitation was made by Jehane Ltd. Inspired by the touching documentary 'My Octopus Teacher', Caring Colouring - 2 is going to be a crowd sourced colouring book. Participants were asked to submit a black and white line drawing of the page and make a coloured version.     
A limited number of number of books will be printed and distributed to children who need extra support and for people to buy. It will also be possible to download the book as a pdf in return for a donation.
100% of the profits go to the Sea Change Project 
I was drawing after a long time. It was lovely to spend time colouring the underwater scene i had drawn. 
Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, March 23

Seed Bank - #areyoubookenough_red

I've been following @areyoubookenough for the past year but I didn't  get around to making a single book. I was determined to set things right this year.  
The theme for February was Red. My favourite colour.
The empty red plastic casing of the Vitamin B12 I take was the starting point of this little seed bank. 
Made entirely from materials in the house. It was a pleasure putting this book together. 
The materials used are the empty plastic tablet casing,  the covers of the book were cut from the carton of Monsoon Harvest muesli , a bit of jute rope and the paper and red thread are from my stash.
Recycling, repurposing and using fund or thrifted objects are central to my work. 
The little seed bank can be reused. It will make a great gift. People around here are always exchanging seeds and seedlings.

Lime and orange seeds in one page and chilly seeds in another. 
Seeds are precious and I 

Follow @areyoubookenough on Instagram to see how various artists interpret the themes each month. It's extremely inspiring.