Elissa R. Campbell | Blue Roof Designs

Recent Etsy Treasury

My Green Bamboo photo album was recently featured in a lovely Etsy treasury and within hours, it sold – woohoo! I’m so honored to have my work chosen.

The treasury, All in purple and green! was created by Bestcontentforyou:

Etsy Treasury - All in purple and green

Worktable Wednesday

Today started out with the most awesome surprise. The doorbell rang around 8:00 a.m. and I opened the door to find a former student of mine bearing a batch of leather! She said that she wasn’t going to use it and thought that I might be able to make something with it.

I happily took it off her hands.

Pile of leather

I didn’t use any of the leather today. Instead, I continued working on a batch of coptic journals that I started earlier this week.

Paper in punching cradle

Unbound cover and pages for journal

Handmade coptic journal in progress

Stack of handmade coptic journals

I’m feeling very productive today!

Worktable Wednesday

Vermont Open Studio Weekend signsToday was a very busy day. I had two presentations – one for the Vermont Crafts Council (VCC) and one for the Book Arts Guild of Vermont.

My worktable got no action today.

The first presentation for the VCC was about how artists can use social media for promoting Vermont Open Studio Weekend. I had a very lively audience with lots of questions. I like when people keep me on my toes!

The next presentation was done with my dear friend, Jill Abilock of Six Loons Studio – we talked about the basics of using a Dremel.

Worktable covered in Dremel supplies

The topic was inspired by Jill Timm‘s workshop, The Amazing Dremel. Our presentation was in no way meant to replace the fabulousness that is Jill’s workshop. In fact, she’s teaching not too far from here next month – the New England Guild of Book Workers is hosting her workshop on May 10 – 11 at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA.

We take safety seriously at the Book Arts Guild of Vermont and we brought face masks for everyone to wear while we worked on dusty materials. It was fun presenting to an audience of masked women!

And I achieved my one goal for the presentation – to not bleed. I figured that blood might be a deterrent to anyone wanting to try a Dremel for the first time.


3 Responses to “Blog”

  1. Maggie says:

    Elissa, this is a great site, very thorough and thought out! I have gleaned the words I need to start the promotion of you as featured artist for Montpelier’s Art Walk.

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