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Spring Virtual Open Studio Weekend

Normally during Memorial Day weekend, I participate in the Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studio Weekend. It's wonderful to have people in the studio, getting to know them and chatting about my work.Unfortunately, COVID-19 changed the course of the event. The VCC is now presenting (as best we can) an online
24 May 2020 Read more

Sincere thanks to the Vermont Arts Council

I'm happy to announce that I was recently chosen by the Vermont Arts Council to receive a Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief grant. The program offers grants up to $500.00 to artists who have lost income due to coronavirus-related job and/or gig cancellations.I had a number of workshops and classes cancelled
28 Apr 2020 Read more

Happy National Library Week!

Welcome to National Library Week!, a celebration of all that is the awesomeness of libraries. This year the event takes place April 19-25, 2020 and the theme is Find Your Place at the Library. Maia and Alex Shibutani are Honorary Chairs for this year’s event. Maia and Alex, a.k.a. the ShibSibs, are two-time
19 Apr 2020 Read more

How things are…

I have rewritten this blog post so many times. Things are totally weird right now and at times it's hard to stay positive. It's mind-boggling how rapidly the world is changing due to the coronavirus.I hope that you and those you love are safe and sound. Take care of yourselves
19 Mar 2020 Read more

A Bookbinder’s Black Friday

Welcome to my 9th annual roundup of bookbinding-related Black Friday (and some beyond that) deals!I did all of my damage during the Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar last month, so there will be no shopping for me. I also have a craft show this weekend and if
28 Nov 2019 Read more

The Paper Year: Instagram Post Round-up

I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey through The Paper Year: A 2020 Creative Project Planner. I really enjoyed working on each project and playing around with papers that weren't familiar to me.If you're on the fence about getting one, consider this - it allows you to explore many different paper
25 Nov 2019 Read more

Meet the Custom Paper Pack!

So you've got a copy of The Paper Year (good for you) and now you need to figure out what papers to use for all of the projects. Let's be real - if you have to source materials for twelve different projects, you might never actually use the planner.Enter the Custom
3 Nov 2019 Read more

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

A book arts day in Philly

I arrived in Philadelphia a day early for the Guild of Book Workers Standards Seminar, so I spent the day exhibit hopping. I had hoped to register for one of the official GBW tours, but they sold out before I could register. Bummer.Nevertheless, my multi-stop tour proved worthy. I even
24 Oct 2019 Read more

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