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Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair

This past weekend I attended the third annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair at Smith College in Northampton, MA. It was awesome to be able to attend again, having missed it last year. Many thanks go to my hubby for watching Anna!This year was a different experience for me in that
5 Dec 2017 Read more

A Bookbinder’s Black Friday

Yeah, so it's Black Friday.In Montpelier, where I live, they've dubbed it Flannel Friday - much more appropriate to the Vermont lifestyle. You show up to local shops wearing flannel and kablammo! You get a discount on your purchase. There's also a Cider Monday, which is supposed to be the
24 Nov 2017 Read more

Editions – a coworking space for Seattle book artists

Sarah Mottaghinejad of Ink and Awl is establishing a coworking space for Seattle book artists - Editions (great name). It sounds like it's going to be an amazing place - as a renter, you not only get access to equipment, but also to consumables like glue, thread, and ink.She already
15 Oct 2017 Read more

Oak Knoll Books and their insane-o sale

Why do things always go on sale when I'm trying to be conservative with my spending? Damn you Oak Knoll Books!For the entire month of October, Oak Knoll is offering 20% off all books about bookbinding. As of this writing, there are 1,202 books in the sale.Dang - how are that
3 Oct 2017 Read more

Happy Letterpress Appreciation Day!

Today is Letterpress Appreciation Day, another one of those awesome holidays during which we're not likely to be getting a day off from work.   The date of September 18th (9-18) was chosen for good reason - the standard height of wood and metal type is 0.918 inches. Quite nifty. So how am I
18 Sep 2017 Read more

MUSUBU: Tokyo: California: Urawa

I recently found out via the Book Arts Listserv (thanks to Jody Alexander) that there's a collaborative book arts exhibit involving the San Francisco Bay Area and Tokyo. The exhibit will be at the Urawa Art Museum, Urawa-ku, Saitama, Japan and runs from September 12 -24, 2017. The exhibit will eventually
1 Sep 2017 Read more

Upcoming classes at Studio Place Arts

In the chaos that is new motherhood, I have somehow managed to schedule two bookbinding classes at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. Many thanks to my husband for taking on Anna while I teach.Here's the scoop:The Paste Paper Photo AlbumDates: Saturdays, September 23 & 30, 2017Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00
29 Aug 2017 Read more

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

When I dressed Anna in this outfit today, I had no idea that it was National Book Lovers Day. What a lovely coincidence!That outfit was the first onesie that Anna wore out of the hospital - it was much bigger on her then, as you can see in this post. I'll
9 Aug 2017 Read more

Book Arts exhibits Perfect Storm

For three days in late July, there will be a perfect storm of book arts exhibits in Vermont. This sweet spot will take place from July 28 -30, 2017.I'm so proud of the amount of creative talent we have in our jewel of a state. And the fact that there's enough
24 Jul 2017 Read more

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