Gocco Manhoru

I recently crossed something off my Book Arts Bucket List - I completed my first Gocco edition! We're just going to ignore the fact that I've had my Gocco since 2008.So what motivated the project? The Book Arts Guild of Vermont is in the midst of hosting a challenge where participants create an
9 Mar 2017 Read more

Peace Kannon

I recently completed a book as part of the monthly bookbinding challenge on Instagram called Are You Book Enough? Each month, a theme is chosen and participants create a book incorporating that theme. Bookbinders are encouraged to share their process and final books on Instagram using the tag #areyoubookenough. February’s theme was peace.It
3 Mar 2017 Read more

Book Arts at Penland – Summer 2017

I need to find a job where I get paid to take classes. That's all I want to do - learn stuff. Seriously.And Penland is killing me with its summer lineup of workshops.Here are a few highlights (there are many more):During Session 2 (June 11 - 23), Jessica Spring is teaching Daredevil Ephemera:For printers
14 Feb 2017 Read more

2017 Focus on Book Arts catalog available

I got this in the mail It's really, really happening now.I'm teaching at the Focus on Book Arts (FOBA) conference in June!Yeah, yeah, yeah, I've announced this before. I'm just so thrilled and excited to be teaching at a conference I've attended and loved for years - it just continues to
8 Feb 2017 Read more

Activist letterpress

In my 8+ years of blogging, I have made a point of not expressing my political views in my posts. I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinions and I'd rather not get into debates here - I want this to be a happy place.That said, I have been in a major
6 Feb 2017 Read more

Liam’s Red Dragon

Warning: This is a long post about a book that took me a long time to finish. I really wanted to punch it in the face. But it was a book and didn't have a face, which sucked.The making of the book was put in motion by a monthly bookbinding challenge on Instagram
3 Feb 2017 Read more

It has now come to this…3D bone folder printing

As I was going about my daily routine of non-focused internet searching, I discovered a company that will make you a bone folder using a 3D printer. Shapeways allows you to print objects using a variety of materials, including plastic, gold, sterling silver, steel, and castable wax.Welcome to the future.The designer
25 Jan 2017 Read more

Are You Book Enough?

I've got these two projects I've been putting off for a while now. One is because I'm worried that I'll screw it up and the other because, well, I'm lazy. Definitely not a good excuse.I'm happy to say that I got the incentive I needed to get moving on one
18 Jan 2017 Read more

Bookin’ in Brooklyn

When my hubby pitched the idea of going to New York for New Year's, I was psyched. However, I didn't have any interest in going to Times Square - that's for people much more tolerant (and younger) than me.My plans were much more specific - Brooklyn, baby. I wanted to
6 Jan 2017 Read more

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