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Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018

Lunar

This piece grew from tiny (5cm) carousels. I started with a photograph of an old painting of a lunar eclipse (see the images below). I liked the gentle blues and…

Cindy Tonkin March 20, 2018
My book of the seasons: a golden book

My book of the seasons: a golden book

I’m about to cut this book up and make a new carousel altered book here are all of its pages

Cindy Tonkin March 16, 2018
Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

I’ve done a little detour this week: I went back to the Golden Books on my shelf and began a tunnel book. It was mostly prompted by wanting to use the offcuts…

Cindy Tonkin July 24, 2017
Spire - a tunnel

Spire - a tunnel

I’ve been saving the box my spire came in for years. Have to say the Spire was underwhelming (originally it only worked on i things – and i didn’t…

Cindy Tonkin July 24, 2017
Plane Crash Lemony by sea

Plane Crash Lemony by sea

Here’s another tunnel, this time way more complex, with a plane crash. Lots more detail in the video. And here are the photographs A small experiment with…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2017
Diorama Lemony

Diorama Lemony

The Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events keeps on giving. Here’s a video tour. This is a short tunnel book that is more like a carousel in the way I’ve…

Cindy Tonkin June 16, 2017
Lemony nearly done

Lemony nearly done

I’ve come so close to completing the altered lemony snicket series that I’ve optimistically recorded a video. Photos tend to flatten tunnel books and…

Cindy Tonkin June 6, 2017
Lemony advances

Lemony advances

Well, I’ve been thinking through the Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Incidents for ages now. Each time I think I’ve cracked what it’s about…

Cindy Tonkin April 23, 2017
Learn to make Carousel books

Learn to make Carousel books

I’m really chuffed to say that I’ve been invited to teach Carousel books at Sturt Winter School in July 2017. If you’ve made books before you will…

Cindy Tonkin January 24, 2017
Carousels: all in one place

Carousels: all in one place

This page links to all of the carousel and tunnel books I’ve done so far, as well as other books from “altered” Golden Books. This is 4 Parousels…

Cindy Tonkin December 27, 2016
Parousel Orsay

Parousel Orsay

  This carousel uses different versions of the same image on each layer, and changes only the colour from bay to bay. I really do like how it turned out. When…

Cindy Tonkin December 17, 2016
Parousel Cycles

Parousel Cycles

Another carousel with photos I took in Paris. There are a few bicycles in there, so that’s why it’s called Parousel Cycles. The 5 panels are, from the…

Cindy Tonkin December 12, 2016
Your Teeth Count

Your Teeth Count

Itching to use diagrams in carousels, I dug out an old dental text book I’d received in a book buddies Secret Santa one year, and those diagrams feature in…

Cindy Tonkin November 29, 2016
Parousel

Parousel

When I visited Paris in 2006 I went crazy with the camera. I had just completed a large Parisian collage made from my grandmother’s sheet music and I was…

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 13, 2016
Life has layers

Life has layers

Life has layers. Sometimes the layers are painful. Every layer adds to the what came before. This series of tiny stars always reveals the heart of the work while…

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