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November 13, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Pocket Book

Wisdoms of Rose Book Browne Ink Studio 1

 

Wisdoms of Rose pocket book is now available on-line from Browne Ink Studio and in bookstores listed below.

15 beautiful Roses offer a pocket full of strength and self-empowering comfort – and come with a pleasant warning:  In reading this book, varying amounts of Roselike attitude may rub off which could initiate an astounding new wave of self confidence, a general feeling of peaceful content – and a delightfully blissful state of oblivion.   Her stories you’ll find in the blog here.

. New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle. Fremantle Art Centre Found Giftshop.   Crow Bookshop, Victoria Park.  Planet Bookshop, Northbridge and Mount Lawley.  Subiaco Bookshop, Rokeby Road, Subiaco. Beaufort Street Books, Mount Lawley.  The Well Bookshop, Applecross.  Collins Booksellers, Cottesloe.  Lane Bookshop, Claremont. Diabolik Books & Records, Mt Hawthorn and .  Rabble Games and Books, Maylands.   Paper Bird Books, Fremantle.  Saga Books, South Fremantle.  Mill Point Caffe Bookshop, South Perth.

October 22, 2018 - Harry of Hope

Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.

Significant progress has been made to tackle stigma surrounding mental health in recent decades, but it still remains a key issue driven by negative associations, experience and language. Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses have built on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental well being, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting the help they need.

 

the drop

The Drop.  Poem about PTSD.  (Art by Harley Manifold).

 

heroice friendship

Redefining the Super Hero.  (Clunk & Jam book).

 

October 12, 2018 - Sad Book

sad book

This is me being sad.
Maybe you think I’m happy in this picture.
Really I’m sad but pretending I’m happy.
I’m doing this because I think people won’t like me if I look sad.

 

sad book 2

Sometimes I want to talk about all this to someone.
Like my mum. But she’s not here anymore, either. So I can’t.
I find someone else. And I tell them all about it.

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September 8, 2018 - Talking Books – Saturday 15th September at 1pm

Browne Ink Studio Janine Browne Talk

 

To coincide with the opening of the Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm, I’ll be doing an installation in the glass cabinet outside FOUND gift store at FAC.   Books and dry-point prints will be available in FOUND.  Pop down on Saturday afternoon the 15th at 1pm and join me for a relaxed Artist Talk about how the collection evolved through underground publishing ethos of The Black Dog Project and the creative process of making both the handmade and published books.

 

August 6, 2018 - Hold Your Boat

flipper girl rock boat

Flipper Girl snipped ball and anchor and cast away from the sinking of boats rocked, minding her own future – and sheltering in relatively calm and trouble free aquariums.

July 9, 2018 - Rewind – Being Enough

 

(Image by Maurice Sendak who wrote and illustrated the book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.)

The Black Dog Blog (now 12 years on) contains some 500 posts, so thought I’d do some rewinding on particular topics.  Here’s to …. Being enough and the rejection of all things ‘superfied’  …

Army of Ink  – Enough.   If I was Made of Chocolate.  Think You Want.  Wisdoms of Rose – Wish Upon Yourself.   Drawing A Line.  Army of Ink – Blow The Man Down.  With Integrity. Robin Small.  For Rubbish Self Esteem.  Free Yourself/Birdman Movie.  Bob Dylan on Destiny.