Coming up next, a show of artist's books at Westminster Reference Library. The brief was wide, which can be tricky - it could be anything at all, just so long as it is inspired in some way by the library.
They also had a hornbook - these were what children used to learn their alphabets with, back in the day before books were printed.
I also came across this magnificent book about London when I was cataloguing in the Bishopsgate library (stupidly didn't write the name down, so I don't know how I'm going to find it again.) Smoke-doctors. Pavement-mongers. Animal Magnetism. French Governesses. Smugglers. Tallymen. Wouldn't you want to live in London?
So I'm going to make a Westminster horn book. A pictorial A-Z of Westminster, with linocuts representing the different letters (G for Gin-house, S for Soho, etc.)
I went to an artist's books workshop at the fabulous Slaughterhaus studio. It was a great day, but making books is quite tricky.
I've ordered my Japanese vinyl (which is lovely and soft compared with lino) and a baren (a thing that you use to handprint, made out of bamboo, which will hopefully mean I can do some of it at home without having to rent the studio space, what with paper and ink and studio time, I'm never going to make money out of this.)
St Bride Foundation before the exhibition date.
Piece of cake.