Friday 30 July 2010

Origami Library

I've been having a bit of fun with some of the pages of the books I collect that have been withdrawn from a library - algebra birds, poetry birds and Solomon's song birds.... These lovely birds are going to be used in the decorations for a wedding in August, but I've also been thinking of making some to sell at art fairs.

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Me at Checkout #3

sarah trigg
Originally uploaded by slumberparty_uk
It's so rare someone takes a nice picture of me, I'm really chuffed with this!
It was taken along with many others by Tim Cops aka (slumber_uk on flickr) at one of the Checkout events at Central Reservation in Bristol.
It's such a beautiful set of pictures, taken on a wide-format camera and then hand printed I think. They have a quality you just can't replicate. What a treat. Thanks Tom!

Saturday 17 July 2010

The Winners!

Thank you so much to all the poets who sent in entries to the 'Unsaid Words' Poetry Competition. We can now announce the winners.

Norton Hodges
Luke Mundy
Cathy F Wilson
Gwen Seabourne
Octavia Cox
Genevieve Claire
Dave Wood
  ... will all have poems published in our up coming publication 'Unsaid Words'.

The poets were asked to write works inspired by a collection of unsaid words which have been contributed by the public over the last two years as part of an artwork by Sarah J Trigg.

All the things you wish you said but you never did or things you just forgot to say....

These unsaid words have now been used to inspire a fascinating collection of poems which will soon be published both in a paperback and a hardback edition for Trigger Editions. The expected publication date is late September so keep an eye on this blog for updates on how it's coming along.

Many thanks also to Naomi Banks for all her hard work judging entries and giving advice.

Monday 12 July 2010

New Books

These new 'Blank Books' are made with from a collection of blank pages from withdrawn library books. I've only made a few just to try out the idea which I've been thinking about for a while. I'm curious to see what their new owners decide to write in them. At the moment they are like half complete art works.

As with my 'Worth less' and 'Price less' bookmarks, the book covers are made from hand-made paper formed from pulped library books. You can still see individual letters, words and fragments of binding cloth set into the paper.

We are selling these Blank Books in a set of two held in a case also made from the library books. You can view them in our online shop for more info.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

The final Checkout

Last chance to come and view the Trigger Editions stall on Stokes Croft in Bristol. We will be showing and selling our wares along with lots of other artists and crafty types. If you're looking for a quirky gift this is the place to find it. One day only! - 12 - 5pm @ Central Reservation opposite Pie Minster.

Thursday 1 July 2010

Thanks Poets

The deadline has now passed for the Unsaid Words poetry competition. Thank you to all the poets who entered. We are really looking forward to reading and judging all your contributions. The winners will be announced here on the 17th July.

The finished poetry compilation will be published in September....
  .... watch this blog for posts on how it is developing.