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Cindy Tonkin January 10, 2019

NGA Pre-raphaelites + drawing

Saw the pre-raphaelites mostly from the Tate, at the National Gallery a few days ago. Also wandered aruond the galleries. the drawing exhibition had some liberating…

Cindy Tonkin January 10, 2019

Triangular

This is a triangular fold from the Art of the Fold by hedi kyle. i wasn’t going to do it, but i’m glad i did because it’s quite beautiful. i made…

Cindy Tonkin January 7, 2019
2018 1 second at a time

2018 1 second at a time

 Here is my year 2018, one second a day. a fun exercise which pays off perseverance (eventually). I doubt that anyone but me will care about it. So here it i…

Cindy Tonkin December 17, 2018
Japanese woodblocks

Japanese woodblocks

Here’s a little inspiration. Austin Kleon pointed me towards it in his weekly newsletter. It’s a site with old Japanese woodblock prints ukiyo-e.  I’m…

Cindy Tonkin December 5, 2018
Andrew Hayes: Wood, Metal, Books

Andrew Hayes: Wood, Metal, Books

Andrew Hayes’ work delights me. Wood and Metal and Books and Such.

Cindy Tonkin October 10, 2018
Orton Place

Orton Place

Some of Kathryn Orton’s works on show at University of Wollongong till October 14. There were so many beautiful things by talented book artists. Place will…

Cindy Tonkin September 17, 2018
Baldessin Whiteley

Baldessin Whiteley

Spent some time at the MOMA show at NGV in Melbourne today. Not so enamoured of it, it was just a collection. Loved the Baldessin Whiteley at Ian Potter though.…

Cindy Tonkin September 13, 2018
Crazy Walls

Crazy Walls

I think i’d like to make a crazy wall as an art project

Cindy Tonkin September 13, 2018
Pencils

Pencils

Pencils. Love em. Here’s a quiz about them.

Cindy Tonkin September 12, 2018
Da Vinci notebooks

Da Vinci notebooks

Gotta love a good notebook Here are some of da Vinci’s And this travel journal from Jose Naranja makes me want to make one similar. I could never pull off…

Cindy Tonkin August 30, 2018
Sorkin on the role of the Artist

Sorkin on the role of the Artist

An artist’s job is to captivate you for however long we’ve asked for your attention. If we stumble into the truth we got lucky. Aaron Sorkin (through…

Cindy Tonkin July 25, 2018
Folding doll's house

Folding doll's house

I have a thing for houses. I have a thing for tiny things. So this miniature folding dolls house ticks all of my boxes. There’s a pdf so you can print it out…

Cindy Tonkin July 12, 2018
Dresses from books

Dresses from books

Oh this is good! Dresses from books by Sylvie Facon!

Cindy Tonkin May 23, 2018
Bookends like alleys

Bookends like alleys

I’m working at the moment on creating an installation or three for our Sydney Book Art Group exhibition in June 2018. I was thinking originally of taking castaway…

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Cockatoo Biennale 2018

Cockatoo Biennale 2018

So the Biennale is on Cockatoo Island. Each time I go I end up with more photos of pretty  much the same things on the island – and this time around not much…

Cindy Tonkin April 18, 2018
Spectacular "world view"

Spectacular "world view"

These videos from google maps are stunning. As is the artist, Paraic McLoughlin’s website.

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