BABE (Bristol Book Arts Event) at the Arnolfini was held over two days last weekend … April 11th & 12th. All 3 floors of the Arnolfini gallery were full to bursting with exhibitors showing & selling the widest possible variety of artists books. My table had both original print books and digital books created from prints and drawings. It was very busy all the time and sales were rewardingly brisk which was very satisfying after so much time spent making beforehand. So much time making that this post is appearing after the event when it should have been posted beforehand.
The additional value from the Fair was the sharing and the meetings that occurred both between the participants and with the visitors. I came away inspired with new ideas, new ways of working and enthusiam.
Here is some of the new work organised into books. Overcoming Creative Block made into a set of 3 books of “The 28 Day Drawing Challenge in 2014” and Campervan Jamboree from a set of drawings started last year and finally finished this March. The Snowdrops and Wild Sweet Pea Books are reduction lino cuts cut and printed in March/April.