Yesterday morning at 9.45am Megan and I arrived at Radio Oxford Studio in Summertown to be interviewed by Will Gompertz.
about Rope of Words. If you would like to listen to it, follow the link and check the time – it was at 10.07 (approx).
What an interesting experience…and it is amazing how he managed to keep the flow going, improvise, chat about this and that.
But then I had to explain that when she was a blacksmith she seemed too vulnerable because of flying sparks, so she got a heavy apron and boots (with steel toe-caps) and when she was waiting in the snow (note the tower of Jericho in the background) I thought she’d be cold, so I gave her mitts, boots and a cape!
I wonder if Rope of Words will be having its last fling for the year. We are now at Number 348 out of 600 and there is the exhibition which opens on Tuesday at Wantage Museum, followed immediately by the Fine Book Press Fair. After that we have been invited to give our talk on the collaboration on the 16th December at Letter Exchange at The Artworker’s Guild in London (and be looked down upon by portraits of William Morris and Edward Johnston – I think!).
I have been working flat out binding books – I am so thrilled that in the last two years I have created 5 little Child-artist books (with a doll’s house version); a child-calligraphy book, Rope of Words of course and the newest project – Dance. Only about 6 little books to bind still and about 8 doll’s house books to do in good daylight. Hoepfully you’ll see photos of the charming little room that will house the exhibition.