BABE - The Bristol Artists' Book Event - happens every two years and I am so pleased to be a part of it! It's always a great weekend full of inspiring people and work. It's a great excuse to meet up with friends in the area as well as catching up with book art people from around the country!
My next door neighbour at BABE for the weekend was the lovely Kate Bufton of 'Book Transformations'. Her table was a wonderland of books, folds, little stories, and great pieces.
This amazingly bright and cheery table is Karoline Rerrie's. It was lovely seeing some of her new pieces up close after having seen them online. And of course having a good chat!
My neighbour from the last book fair in Manchester last year (read about here) is the awesome Sarah Bryant of 'Big Jump Press'. Back in October Sarah had gorgeous books and prints on display. This year, she's added to it with awesome postcards and notebooks...of which I picked up a couple - great for little gifts or having in your hand bag for that 'note to self'!
Coffee Club Collective is a great group of illustrators who have just published their first litho printed 1000 books full of illustrations to do with the circus. I got my copy and I love it!
Were you there too? Get in touch and maybe we'll be neighbours at the next BABE!