Worktable Wednesday

Today (and for the past several days) I’ve been working on my sister in-law’s wedding invitations.

In case you’re counting, here’s where we’re at:

  1. Campbell #1 (somehow I never wrote a post about these)
  2. Campbell #2
  3. Campbell #3
  4. Campbell #4 (post coming soon)

Yes. This is my husband’s fourth sibling to get invitations as a wedding gift. Thankfully, there are no more siblings left.

Because the invitations are in the process of being mailed and I don’t want to ruin the surprise, I can’t show you the finished product. This, of course, makes for a rather dull Worktable Wednesday.

The best I can do is this – I used funky scissors to cut the corners off of pieces of paper:

Cutting corners off cardstock

10:37 a.m.

Mmmm…vague-y vagueness!

The highlight of my day was when the mail came. Awesomeness #1 came in the form of Jane Davies‘ new book, Adventures in Mixed Media. Hmmm…and what do we find on page 40?

Elissa Campbell's handmade books in Jane Davies' book "Adventures in Mixed Media"

That would be two of my pieces!!!

Woohoo! I didn’t believe that it was really going to happen until I had the open book in my hands. Now it exists. I have published work. Woohoo!

Then came Awesomeness #2:

Shereen LaPlantz's "Innovative Bookbinding: Secret Compartments and Hidden Messages"

This just completely blew my mind. Someone on the Book Arts Listserv was kind enough to sell me a copy of Innovative Bookbinding: Secret Compartments and Hidden Messages by Shereen LaPlantz.

This is such a treasure – it’s part of an edition that she made by hand. Shereen’s hands were on this book. I love my book.

I will devote a future blog post to the book so I can show you how fantastic it is.

4 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By dinahmow - 21 April 2011 Reply

Ooh, lucky girl! And congrats on being in a fine book.

By Ellen - 21 April 2011 Reply

Wonderful news about being in Jane Davies’s latest book! Congratulations. I look forward to seeing it.

As for the Shereen–lucky you! It is an item in our local book arts guild’s library, so I’ve seen it, and it is indeed fantastic. As a side note, Shereen helped found our local group in the 90s, North Redwoods Book Arts Guild. That’s why there’s a copy here. I didn’t know her, sadly, but several of our members were friends and learned to make books with her. Enjoy! I think your copy definitely found its proper home.

By Elissa - 25 April 2011 Reply

Ellen –

I’m so jealous of people who met and learned from Shereen. I feel like the book radiates her energy – when I held it in my hands it felt tingly.


By Parkside Harmony - 21 April 2011 Reply

Congratulations on having published work! Your books are amazing so it is no surprise!!

Fantastic score on that book- Sounds like a perfect Wednesday to me. 😀

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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