Open Studio Weekend wrap-up

I had a wonderful time visiting with folks during this past weekend’s Open Studio Weekend. Many thanks to those who came by!

OSW is always a great excuse to get my studio in shape (and it needed it). Here are some pictures of the studio (so shiny!):

Bookbinding studio of Blue Roof Designs

Handmade books by Blue Roof Designs

Handmade books by Blue Roof Designs

It seems no one noticed (or at least mentioned) the inflatable Jerry French that watches over the studio. It’s kinda my version of “Where’s Waldo?”

One of the highlights of the weekend was a visit from Linda, a former student of mine who brings me goodies on occasion. I was happy to be able to give her one of the journals I made with the leather she gave me recently.

This time, Linda brought me a batch of travel ephemera from a recent trip to England.

Travel ephemera

Included in the fabulous stash were maps, travel tickets, and French cigarette wrappers. I’m looking forward to playing with my new treasures!


4 Responses to “Open Studio Weekend wrap-up”

By Kristin - 29 May 2014 Reply

I know who Jerry French is! Thanks to Rick’s sometime subscription to Emigre magazine, I loved the French paper ads. Hard not to go gaga over their catalog.
Your studio looks super-fine! One of these days, I’ll actually come and see it myself.

By Elissa - 29 May 2014 Reply

Kristin –

You’re welcome here any time…as long as I get to clean first. 🙂 The French Paper promotional stuff is pretty great.


By Liz - 4 June 2014 Reply

Hi Elissa,
your studio looks so light filled, roomy and inviting. Mine is a little area in the living room, but I face a window so I have lots of light! Can I ask, when you have the open studio, do you work while people are there?

By Elissa - 5 June 2014 Reply

Liz –

Yep, I do work when folks come by the studio. I usually work on a coptic journal, mostly because it’s something that’s easy to demonstrate. I try not to glue anything because that’s harder to do with people watching.


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