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Meet The Paper Year!

I am so excited to once again be teaming up with Helen Hiebert to share her latest creative project! I introduce to you - The Paper Year. While last year Helen offered The Twelve Months of Paper calendar, this year she's upped her game with a planner. Although I love technology,
1 Nov 2019 Read more

Philly happenings during Standards

I'm so excited to say that I'll be attending this year's Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar! I'm especially excited because the event will bring me to my old stomping grounds, Philadelphia. I went to the University of Pennsylvania for my undergraduate education and I love love love
16 Oct 2019 Read more

Open Studio Weekend – central Vermont artisans

Vermont's Fall Open Studio Weekend is coming up this weekend, October 5 & 6! Artists across the state are madly cleaning their studios just for your visit. That's right - they want to see you!Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places
30 Sep 2019 Read more

Ephemera website is up!

I mentioned in this post that I'd let you know when the online exhibition for Ephemera: Forever, Always, & Now went live, so here goes - it's live!I can't help but totally geek out over the fact that my entry is right next to Jim Croft's.You have got to check
4 Sep 2019 Read more

UNBOUND IX exhibit at ArtisTree Gallery

For the past 9 years, the ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret, VT has had an exhibit of book art and this was the first year that I submitted work for the jury. I have no good reason for having not done so sooner. It's a book art exhibit in Vermont
14 Aug 2019 Read more

Three is a Magic Number at the Morgan!

I recently had the privilege of teaching a workshop at the Morgan Conservatory. During the Three is a Magic Number Experience, students got to create nine leather books, each with one of Keith Smith's 3-signature bindings.This is not an easy workshop. The pace is fast and furious. Both students and
8 Aug 2019 Read more

Block Printed Journal workshop

Earlier this week, I taught a two-day workshop at Studio Place Arts - The Block Printed Journal. Students carved their own stamps, block printed papers, and then used those papers in creating handbound journals. I had a wonderful group of students who created equally wonderful work.I love love love carving
18 Jul 2019 Read more

Yay! The Ephemera binding is done!

It's done, it's done, it's done! I completed my binding of a copy of Ephemera, a volume from Uppercase Magazine‘s Encyclopedia of Inspiration. It's a miracle that I was able to get it done, considering that I've also been preparing to teach a workshop at the Focus on Book Arts conference
21 Jun 2019 Read more

Ephemera binding, in process

Back in this post, I mentioned that I had been tapped to participate in the binding of a volume from Uppercase Magazine's Encyclopedia of Inspiration - Ephemera. I decided to attempt my concept of incorporating ephemera from my 2016 trip to Japan. The book pages arrived untrimmed and I was so
19 Jun 2019 Read more

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