Monday, July 5, 2010

Wabi sabi telephone book

I was in Tasmania last September and found a fabulous windblown and weathered telephone book in a very exposed telephone booth. It was next to the Bruny Is. pub and had suffered the ravages of the Southerly busters coming up from the Antarctic. If I'd had a new phone book as a replacement and if I'd had room in my suitcase, it would have come home with me.
The next best thing was to 'make my own', so for the past 10 months I've had an old phone book out on the deck exposed to the Qld elements - not the same level of wind blown interest, but more humidity and a good home for little bugs.
These pics were taken on several occasions over that period of time.
This one was taken today.
...and here is a bit of 'photoshopping'.
I'm not sure where it will lead, but I LOVE these wavy lines.


  1. Very very cool--love the swirls too! I just found your blog and it's now on my list. My blog is, if you'd like to stop by :-)

  2. looking gorgeous N - nothing nicer than paper responding to the elements! F

  3. I love where your telephone book is going....looks much more interesting that the one in the phone booth...

  4. So intriguing! Looking forward to seeing what you do with this!

  5. wow.. never thought to put an old telephone book outside - the photoshop images are intriguing.