In 1984, Cordeaux explored the art of book illustration. She wrote:
“I created the illustrations for this book [For Sale, illustrated by Judith Cordeaux, story by Jennifer Quérée. Published 2007 Rainbow Print, Christchurch, ISBN 978-0-473-12087-0] in 1984. They were little art works that I could make in a small space, and in the small amount of free time I had available while raising a young child and helping renovate a very old cottage as our home."
“The story draws on my own experience – a mother and her little girl find a derelict cottage and bring it to life, turning it back into a home, with a vegetable garden, flowers, pet animals, and friends."
“I bought packets of self-adhesive colour paper and with the restricted palette created 18 whole page pictures. I was encouraged by the knowledge that Matisse had made many art works using cut-out paper, but I also remembered one of my primary school teachers decorating the classroom windows with simple pictures - such as “window boxes” of brightly-coloured flowers in pots - from this same type of paper.”
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