It's a hot and lazy day, but far from being lovely like I normally find a hot lazy day, it was horrible.
Started badly, we couldn't find rib laid ivory paper in mildura. No where I say! so I gave up and drove to Merbein only to find I had left my keys at home!! By the time we got back (after a fruitless search for white baby clothes) it was so hot and sticky that we decided to not get back in the car.
"This toy and movable book called Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, was published and patented in 1950 by illustrator Ionicus. This volume is called a carousel book because it opens to create six three-dimensional scenes of the story."
My latest fetish thanks to a birthday book from my Dad on bookcrafts!
These are one examples by other artists of books we will be creating in our range of Christmas stuff avaliable soon!
It was a lovely market day today, lots of people and plenty of interest in The Ink Table!
We'd love to see you all again, drop by anytime you see us in the store and introduce yourself, come to a workshop or just wait until next market, we'll be there with bell on! (it will be Christmas after all)
It was a lovely day in the ink table, the girls came around in the morning to chat and admire the store while the babies played on the floor. The plumbers fixed the roof and the books grew in numbers! We're getting stocked slowly and have had more interest growing in our little country town.
Tomorrow there will be a writing workshop in the store at two in the afternoon held by Poetic Justice Publishing Inc. and we're hoping it goes swimmingly!
We are another step closer to opening with the Writing Studio now featuring a beautiful desk ... courtesy of my sister Mary ... thanks so much! There will be a small gathering in the studio tomorrow as some of my family check it out. We look forward to welcoming the community in the weeks to come. Stay posted for details of our opening ...
I visited the Merbein market yesterday and it was a hive of activity! There were stalls stretched on both sides of Commercial street for several blocks and right past The Ink Table.
I picked up a couple of treasures - a very old copy of Pinocchio and an old English tin paint set in great condition.
I handed out a stack of flyers to let the community know that we will be opening soon. The Merbein Progressive Society that organises the market has been fantastic. They are very supportive of our venture and are keen to promote us.
My desk arrived yesterday and is perfect ... can't wait to put it to good use.
It's all happening! Today the power was switched on at The Ink Table. Moana's art studio is almost furnished and ready for our upcoming launch. My writing desk is in transit, and the bookshelf is slowly filling. I will be handing out flyers at The Merbein Market this Sunday to introduce the community to our exciting new venture. We can't wait to be up and running . . . and look forward to meeting you when our doors are open in the next couple of weeks. x Clare