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The Awesomeness of Peter and Donna Thomas

Peter and Donna Thomas are awesome.

There, I said it.

I first met them when I attended the Focus on Book Arts conference in 2009. I was fortunate enough to attend one of their miniature book workshops.

Loved it.

Then they came to Vermont to lecture at UVM Special Collections and to teach a workshop for the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. It was then that I fell in love with one of their editioned books, but stupidly didn’t buy it.

I thought about that book for a year. It conveyed a message that was so perfect for the time in my life when I saw it. I missed it.

So I did something about it. Now mine.

Miniature book by Peter & Donna Thomas

Miniature book by Peter & Donna Thomas

Miniature book by Peter & Donna Thomas

Miniature book by Peter & Donna Thomas

The book measures 1 5/16″ x 1″ x 1/4″. It’s bound in leather and all of the pages are letterpressed. The copyright date makes me laugh – the book’s sentiment was probably appropriate back then too.

I love it.

There was a post on the Book Arts listserv today that mentioned that Peter and Donna had taped an interview with Park City Television. You can watch it below.

Did I mention how awesome they are?

2 Responses to “The Awesomeness of Peter and Donna Thomas”

By velma - 29 July 2011 Reply

i met them last august when they trundled through canton and st lawrence university. i liked their gypsy wagon and their curtains. i liked their books and couldn’t concentrate enough to even decide if i wanted to buy one!

By Ellen - 29 July 2011 Reply

Great sentiment! Good purchase! I just met them recently when they came through with the wagon during the final part of their trip. It was one of the nicest afternoons I’ve had in a long while. It reinforced for me how much I like our little world of book people.

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