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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

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

Book Arts Guide to Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Welcome to your Book Arts guide for Spring Open Studio Weekend 2019!Vermont Open Studio Weekend is coming up this weekend (May 25 & 26)! I like supporting other book artists when I can, so I dedicate a blog post to them during every open studio event. There are four book
20 May 2019 Read more

Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Montpelier/Worcester Artists

Vermont's 27th Spring Open Studio Weekend is coming up this Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26! Artists across the state are busy creating work and cleaning their studios just for you.Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and
15 May 2019 Read more

Encyclopedia of Inspiration – Ephemera binding

I was recently tapped to participate in a binding project using unbound copies of Uppercase Magazine's Encyclopedia of Inspiration. I was surprised that I was picked - some heavy hitters have been chosen for previous editions.That said, I accepted the challenge and now an unbound copy of Ephemera sits before
7 May 2019 Read more

DIY.org – more books arts patches!

If you've followed my blog for a while, then you know how much I love book arts-related badges/patches. It all started with a set of bookbinding merit badges I purchased nine (!) years ago. Since then, I've grown my collection to include scout badges from Ireland and New Zealand, along
4 May 2019 Read more

Happy Preservation Week!

Guess what - it's Preservation Week! This annual event, presented by the American Library Association (ALA), is going on now through April 27th and is hot on the heels of National Library Week.Here's what the ALA has to say about the event:Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be
21 Apr 2019 Read more

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