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“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.”  ~Jack London


Thursday 16 June 2016




I’ve been cleaning up the archive and found this set of collage pages.   I love how these pages hold story.  Joshua was in Sydney and we still bought DVDs.  Long forgotten appointments are scribbled in margins; even the paper and the tape point to details.  Hockey tape from the boys, masking tape from the classroom and painters tape  & some kind of metallic plumber’s tape from house projects.


Moby Dick task list 

Set design notes and a tea tag from the cup of tea I was drinking during a production meeting.  Origami paper taped in with a strip of hockey tape.  

[I confiscated a roll after realizing that it’s off-white and not white.  It works beautifully with neutral papers.]

I’ve been making pages long enough that design elements and ephemera are dating themselves and telling stories.  I now see the benefit in collecting bits and pieces from day to day life in order to reflect and celebrate later.

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“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”  William Wordsworth