Thursday, March 7, 2019

Meanwhile, at MOTH WOMAN PRESS...

Progress on my latest body of paintings is continuing at a slow, but steady pace. Recently, however, I took a detour to Moth Woman Press, following the chance discovery of a vintage children's poetry book in a secondhand market at Smythesdale.

As if by magic, the little book opened onto Alice, a short poem by Christina Rossetti. I've been interested in Rossetti's work for many years, but was unfamiliar with her writings for young readers. The poem, one of two of her verses contained in the book, refers to an ebullient child. Whether Rossetti's subject was real or fictional may well remain a mystery, but her description fits our little cat Alice like a glove. The urge to combine Rossetti's verse and a selection of my recent photos of Alice in an eight-page mini-zine proved irresistible. This is the result.

The zine is limited to an edition of 60. For further background on Alice, visit Moth Woman Press HERE and for page views, go HERE.

A selection of this and other Moth Woman Press publications are available at Playing in the Attic in Ballarat. This diminutive, delightful emporium, which strongly supports local makers, is currently celebrating its third birthday and is well worth a visit if you're visiting these parts. You can find it here:

Playing in the Attic
119a Sturt Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4pm
Phone: 0428580309

Bev Murray, a visitor from the UK perusing Moth Woman Press publications in Playing in the Attic.
Several (including three Alice zines) will shortly return with her to London.