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By Meyer, Madeleine
I am carpet. This is my story A whimsical journey through the life of a beautiful carpet from its weaving in Persia to a rich Western household, through an opportunity shop to a new life with a modern family in which the carpet experiences all the highs and lows and joys and sorr...ows of its generations of human owners in their daily lives. At the end of its useful life, the carpet happily returns to nature to enrich the growth of the plants in the garden where it has been discarded. AUTHOR: Madeleine Meyer has been a maker and drawer all her life. As a migrant child drawing gave her refuge in her new Australian world. She has lived on farms for much of her life with her donkeys geese and peacocks. She shares her time between the garden and her ceramics studio. Madeleine has been working and teaching in clay for over thirty years. Her large pieces have a distinctive quirky character including creation of zoomorphic forms . she has decorated her pieces with stories and is now transferring her stories onto paper. She has exhibited in major galleries including Australia, Spain and Japan over the last thirty years. The nomadic grandmother is a favorite with her six grandchildren who eagerly await her arrival with demands for for her fantastic and terrifying pirate bedtime stories. She lives in northern NSW. Madeleine is currently playing with elephants in northern Thailand. SELLING POINTS Charming evocation of family life through several generations Backgrounds provide social history information Illustrates a life cycle which returns to nature from natural origins Beautiful complex, detailed and lively illustrationsRead more
'How Long Is a Piece of String' is a picture book about a boy who must retrieve his wandering dog with only a ball of string for a lifeline. We accompany the boy on his long and dangerous mission, until finally, with the help of his friend, flying fish, there is a joyous reunion.... The string is at last rewound and it is time for bed. AUTHOR: Ceramic artist Madeleine Meyer has been a maker and drawer all her life. As a migrant child drawing gave her refuge in her new Australian world and she has now been working in and teaching in clay for over thirty years. She has often decorated her quirky pieces with stories, and is now transferring her stories to paper.Read more
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