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Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2018
Books are my friend

Books are my friend

This piece is essentially a snake book made from wood. Each slat has one of my favourite novels on each side of it (around 40 books). It was constructed to lead…

Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2018
Sleeping Flags

Sleeping Flags

Sleeping flags is a flag book structure. Made from wood. It is an outdoor installation for Replay (this film was taken on my balcony). Constructing it was an adventure.…

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
Aviation Pioneer: Postcard Project

Aviation Pioneer: Postcard Project

This postcard project series has evolved very nicely over nearly 6 months now! This iteration takes its name from one of the stamps on a tiny house.

Cindy Tonkin April 26, 2018
Little bits of fun

Little bits of fun

So as I work my way through the bits and bobs printed onto wallpaper and other kinds of paper at Sturt this year I get delicious offcuts. I have created a small…

Cindy Tonkin December 13, 2017
More objects organised neatly

More objects organised neatly

I have already linked before to Things Organized Neatly. Here’s another person, Adam Hillman doing similar things. Here’s what I like about this. it’s…

Cindy Tonkin November 10, 2017
Postcard Project: houses from postcards

Postcard Project: houses from postcards

It may seem obvious to anyone who reads this (nobody’s reading this), but you can use postcards to make tiny houses, which are, of course, an obsession of…

Cindy Tonkin November 10, 2017
Postcard Project: Multi-armed concertina

Postcard Project: Multi-armed concertina

This piece is still growing. I made a few zine-like structures from postcards over the past few weeks in my maquettes. This week I made more “zines”…

Cindy Tonkin October 30, 2017
Earrings part 1

Earrings part 1

Fimo Air is ultralight modelling clay that you can harden in the microwave. I tried this weekend to make some earrings with it. I have a favourite pair of earrings*,…

Cindy Tonkin October 22, 2017
Postcard Project: snakes and boxes

Postcard Project: snakes and boxes

The Postcard project continues to fascinate me. I’ve treated the backs of some cards with rubber stamps and ink. Doing them in batches, so each batch is different…

Cindy Tonkin October 18, 2017
Postcard Project: Double split apple watch

Postcard Project: Double split apple watch

My first thought for the Postcard project was to fill this apple watch box with double split concertina. Not done yet, but here it is so far. I have discovered that…

Cindy Tonkin October 18, 2017
Postcard project: the backs

Postcard project: the backs

While I love the writing on the backs of my old postcards some of them have no writing and some of the writing is sparse, so it doesn’t look good. I have…

Cindy Tonkin October 9, 2017
Postcard Project Mock ups

Postcard Project Mock ups

I have probably more than 100 postcards sent to me especially in the 80s when I lived in Paris (and in the aftermath, when my Paris friends were sending me cards…

Cindy Tonkin August 27, 2017
Jigsaw Concertina

Jigsaw Concertina

Years ago I picked up this jigsaw in the street near my house in Newtown on one of my morning walks. I attached pieces of an ink drawing to the front, but then got…

Cindy Tonkin August 20, 2017
Tiny City gets grungy

Tiny City gets grungy

My tiny city was looking a little prissy with its pinks and oranges and yellow. Last week’s adventure was to drip candle wax on it. This week I scraped back…

Cindy Tonkin November 29, 2016
Frankenstein was a recycler

Frankenstein was a recycler

This piece is about recycling, re-using and re-incarnating. Dimensions 23mm x 23mm x 300mm There is something kinda creepy about it (the drawing was about a “Daddy”…

Cindy Tonkin November 23, 2016
Tiny island begins

Tiny island begins

A few weeks ago I saw Kathryn Orton’s work and wanted to do something similar. I’ve been saving every little box that comes into my kitchen and here’s…

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