The oh-so-awesome Small Business Saturday

Oh baby, today is the sixth annual Small Business Saturday! Started in 2011 by American Express, the celebration encourages people to shop local and support their communities.I'm going to take a moment to focus on the word small. A business doesn't get any smaller than a one person operation - and that describes the
26 Nov 2016 Read more

A Bookbinder’s Black Friday

Ah, the splendor of Black Friday.This year I have decided to keep a low profile shopping-wise. After I bought all of that paper in Japan, I have no good reason to buy anything else for the rest of the year.Instead, I will be spending my day completing a bunch of
25 Nov 2016 Read more

I’m teaching at FOBA!

I am very excited to finally announce that I'll be teaching a workshop at the 2017 Focus on Book Arts conference! I would have written about it sooner, but honestly, I couldn't believe that it was actually happening.I tossed ideas around for weeks and agonized over my proposal before submitting it.
9 Nov 2016 Read more

Paper and Book Intensive 2017

The Paper and Book Intensive just published their course descriptions for 2017 and the classes look amazing.The three that interest me most are all taking place during the second session, which means that they're all running at the same time. Which means that if I go, I can only pick one of
3 Nov 2016 Read more

Weston Craft Show recap

This year marked my 4th with the Weston Craft Show. The show is held at the super-funky Weston Playhouse.All three floors of the building are used by artists to present their work - every nook and cranny is used. Most of the aforementioned crannies are bedrooms used by the playhouse's resident actors during the
10 Oct 2016 Read more

Happy American Cheese Month!

Happy American Cheese Month!Perhaps you're new to my blog and aren't aware of my oh-so-deep love for cheese. Well, I love cheese.By the way, do not for one moment believe that this is a celebration of American cheese.NO. This is a month-long party for cheese made in the United States.The
1 Oct 2016 Read more

Countdown to Open Studio Weekend…

Yep, it's that time of year again! In just a few days, I'll be participating in Vermont's Fall Open Studio Weekend...and you're invited!This year, Open Studio Weekend will take place over two weekends - October 1 & 2 and October 8 & 9. Over ninety sites will be open during this time. You
28 Sep 2016 Read more

Woven and Interlocking Book Structures

In an amazing act of generosity towards the book arts community, Claire Van Vliet and Elizabeth Steiner have made their book Woven and Interlocking Book Structures available for free at the Internet Archive.The book was published in 2002 and is sadly out of print. I am so thankful I have a copy (it's
13 Sep 2016 Read more

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

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