The book collaboration which started last year is steadily moving along. Five artists from around the world each made a concertina book, chose a theme and started their book with a double page artwork. This was then posted to the next artist for her contribution. Two of us are in Australia, myself in New South Wales and Karen Bailey in Victoria, two in the US, Cathe Jacobi in Minnesota and Gale Everett Stahlke in Oregon and Rebecca Cary Anderson is in Sweden. So far I have completed my pages in 4 books (my own, see here, Karen’s, see here and Cathe’s see here) so now only Rebecca’s to go!
This book is Gale’s, and is titled ‘Backyard Friends’, the idea being that we depict the creatures we find in our backyards around the time we are making our page. For me it was summer, and the most interesting visitor to our garden is an Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard. It is shy, so we don’t often see it, but hear it rustling through the bushes. Occasionally we will surprise it basking in the sun if it thinks there is no-one about. Its reasonably large, about 45 cm long, and looks fearsome with its thick blue tongue flicking out, but is harmless, and is in fact a good friend for eating slugs and snails in the garden!
Visit the other contributors to this project: To see the works as they progress, all of us (except Gale) are on Instagram: karenbaileystudio, cathejacobi, rebeccacaryandersonart, and me anna_warren_portfolio, Gale is at sticksstonesnpaperstew here on WordPress.