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Cindy Tonkin August 19, 2018
Place Exhibition

Place Exhibition

Two of my works are in an exhibition of book arts called Place at Wollongong University Library, and it will travel to regional galleries around NSW. Here are some…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Premium White

Premium White

This is the third book like this that I have made (the previous ones are Poster and Sky Dreams). This one has words carved out of a concertina, but this time I erased…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Sky Dreams

Sky Dreams

When Bronwen Black gave me these calendars that I’ve been working with one of the most exciting ones was this calendar depicting close ups of skys from master…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Poster

Poster

15 cm x 12 cm x 5cm Double Concertina the top concertina has the words to La Chanson des deux escargots qui vont a l’enterrement cut out of the card makes…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Pleats

Pleats

Pleats is another excursion into Complete Pleats by Paul Jackson (like this, thisĀ and a few others from around the same time). This piece is really just a concertina…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018
Highway

Highway

I’ve been playing with the Shereen LaPlantz’ Art and Craft of Handmade Books, and noticed I had made an interstate highway book, but not an Interstate…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018
Heart Felt

Heart Felt

Made from the same calendar as this piece, just different pages. I was inspired by the embossed backs of the brown pages, but when I looked at how the gold shone…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018
Double Star

Double Star

Working my way through the calendars I mentioned yesterday. This one is more magazine-y looking. photographs of signs and graffiti.  

Cindy Tonkin July 25, 2018
The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe

The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe

I’m holidaying in Bowral, and making books. My friend Bronwen Black gave me a truckload of A3 and A2 calendars which were paper sample calendars from her day…

Cindy Tonkin July 13, 2018
Where the heart is

Where the heart is

Home inspires this concertina. Look and you’ll see the structural elements: gate, roof line, windows, chairs. And then look into the patterns and see the fabrics,…

Cindy Tonkin July 13, 2018
Perle

Perle

Perle is part of the travelling exhibition Place. It’s inspired by my 100+ year old terrace in Newtown, in Sydney, has been through many renovations. The different…

Cindy Tonkin June 30, 2018
Gypsy

Gypsy

this book is made from the tickets to see Gypsy at the Hayes Theatre recently. It’s a concertina.

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
House of Prayer no 22

House of Prayer no 22

monoprint splilt concertina in upcycled book cover for the book House of Prayer no 2, altered to House of Prayer no 22.  

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
Lix

Lix

Lix is made from monoprinted wallpaper samples. Here’s a video of it. It’s bound with brads and a glueless binding. Here’s another video with commentary…

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018

Traceries

One of my continuing series from monoprints, using a glueless binding. i particularly like this one because of the aqua / turquoise oil pastel in the monoprints.…

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
Elixir Botanic

Elixir Botanic

Elixir Botanic is made from monoprints on Elixir wallpaper samples. I have used a glue-free binding. You’ll find more information in the video above. Here’s…

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