Montpelier Art Walk – recap
Hello, my name is Elissa and I don’t know how to pack.
I brought my one-of-a-kind books for people to explore. Seeing all of my work on display at one time was not something I had experienced before then. I liked it.
I’m not sure why, but not many people picked up the books. If I do something like this again, I’ll put out a sign indicating that it’s okay to pick up the work.
I also brought a coptic journal for my bookbinding demonstration. As I expected, I didn’t get much of it done because I was so busy yakking. I never realized just how sloppy my work gets when I talk and bind at the same time. That book is so getting taken apart.
Lastly, I brought a quick project for folks to make on the spot – a mini book that’s created from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. My thought was that folks could use their books for writing poetry – this seemed liked a good match for both National Poetry Month and Montpelier’s involvement in POETRY Alive!
I had an unexpected surprise while at the Art Walk – a friend of mine from college came by the gallery! Earlier in the day, I had joked with him on Facebook about coming to the Art Walk, as it was a “short” drive from New Hampshire. Although I loved the idea, I certainly didn’t expect him to take me up on it. Friends are so great sometimes.
Another highlight of the Art Walk was that I got to work on a book project with my niece. I think that this is the 3rd book we’ve done together. She’s a 5.5 year-old bookbinding genius. No, she’s a wunderkind. I never get to say wunderkind.
The next day, my niece told me that she wanted to a book maker like me. She said that it was because she “liked all the colors”.
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