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Janet E Davis Art

It was the Creative Ouseburn weekend. I had had a difficult couple of weeks. The sky looked black in the Ouseburn Valley as I headed to the 36 Lime Street gallery where Theresa Easton was doing an informal drop-in book-making workshop.

One adult and three children sat around the table with her, busy working on their creations. I only hesitated briefly when she invited me to join them. I ended up staying for the rest of the afternoon, cutting and sticking bits of paper and chatting. The storm was happening outside. Inside, it was calm and as cosy as such a white space can be. I don’t remember ever making such a book before, although I did make little handmade books as a child when I played ‘Libraries.’

I started off not knowing what I wanted to do. I picked a packet of paper (Theresa had lots from which we…

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