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Happy World Photo Day!

I just found out that today is World Photo Day and I simply can't resist a good random holiday. Korske Ara, an adventure and landscape photographer based in Canberra, Australia, started the World Photo Day project in 2009.He had the following to say about the craft:Photography has the power to tell stories, freeze memories, inspire generations
19 Aug 2016 Read more

Leather Binding Fundamentals with Karen Hanmer – Day 5

I can't believe that it's the last day of my Leather Binding Fundamentals class at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute. This week just zipped by!Wait...don't do anything stupid! The first time you open up a freshly-covered leather book, you could tear the leather. To prevent this from happening, wet down
29 Jul 2016 Read more

Leather Binding Fundamentals with Karen Hanmer – Day 4

Day four of my Leather Binding Fundamentals class at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute has come and gone. I can see the finish line - and there's actual finishing there!We started off the morning with Karen's demonstration of how to cover our books in the leather we had prepared. There were many
28 Jul 2016 Read more

Leather Binding Fundamentals with Karen Hanmer – Day 3

Welcome to the third day of class at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute's Leather Binding Fundamentals. So far, I've written a total of 13.5 pages of notes to date. Yeah, I take lots of notes.Here's what my book looked like at the start of the day.The first item
27 Jul 2016 Read more

Leather Binding Fundamentals with Karen Hanmer – Day 2

Day two of Leather Binding Fundamentals at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute has come to a close. I think I'm finally settling into the routine here. I'm especially digging the coffee break at 3:00 p.m.The first thing we did was trim our cover boards. The boards were originally
26 Jul 2016 Read more

Leather Binding Fundamentals with Karen Hanmer – Day 1

I just finished my first of five days at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute. Coming here is on my Book Arts Bucket List and I'm psyched to be able to cross it off. I'm taking Leather Binding Fundamentals, which is pretty much what it sounds like - we're
25 Jul 2016 Read more

T.W. Wood Art Camp

I was honored to be asked to speak to the campers at the T.W. Wood Art Camp yesterday. The camp is held every year at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT and lasts for two weeks.This was my second visit to the camp - I talked to the campers about my work back
20 Jul 2016 Read more

Book and Bed Tokyo

One of the many things I love about Japan is how it skillfully blends the traditional, the modern, and the whimsical. When I researched lodging options in Japan, I decided that I'd do my best to find a range of places to stay that touched on all of these qualities.When I discovered Book and Bed Tokyo, I
15 Jul 2016 Read more

Trip to Isetatsu, Tokyo

Isetatsu was our last paper-related stop in Tokyo, which was good because day three was so.very.long. And I'm pretty sure that my husband was over it. We found the petite shop nestled on a small street - if you didn't know it was there, you would totally walk by it.I
13 Jul 2016 Read more

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