I could not be more delighted. The State Library of New South Wales are purchasing for their collection all of our artists' books recently seen in Port Jackson Press Print Room's Little Window of Opportunity. What a thrill! We are leaping and cartwheeling with glee. Such good news to return home to post rigorous pilates class.
To spend a quiet day (Interlaken Berner Oberland); A different picture with every look (Kjøbenhavn); Beneath the screen of closed eyelids (Port-Said); With you my destiny I'd steal (Venezia); and All that’s bewitching by the water (Capri) will soon make the journey interstate. I'm especially looking forward to wrapping them in bubble and tissue.
They will reside in their collection alongside other recent purchases including Copenhagen Extension; Gracia's modified King Penguin series (A headdress to show you how much I care; Testing the laws of hazard; One step ahead; This is where the dormouse lives; The first aerial travellers); Among such company; Modifications in Pictorial Education (I) and (II); An unexpected gathering and A meeting of parrots that shouldn’t; Sleeping during the day; This evening, however, I am thinking of things past; and Exhausting all possible avenues and I chanced upon the unexpected and found I liked it (a pair of artists' books exhibited as part of twenty-one unique artists' books as part of A key to make your own world visible, Craft Victoria).
In addition to this five purchased today, a handful of recent zines, including our two collaborative zines with Hila, The Glimmer of Armour and It's the Dusty Hour; Whose lights were now seen glittering; A beating of wings (I) and A beating of wings (II); Collection; as well as Conveyed by the postal system from the postcard travels series that keeps on going and going.
Also in their collection, a boxed set of my zines, An aurora of polar bears I have dreamt of; Five proud birds; Quadrupeds drawn from London’s Natural History Museum collection; and Birds that have caught my eye in print, but I’ve never been lucky enough to see in reality; and a boxed set of Gracia's But I just got here a minute ago too.
(Which reminds me, do you know what a deltiologist is?)
(Nice to see copies of Dear Dad with Australian Poetry for sale at a recent launch of the art issue of Australian Poerty Journal.)