Welcome to the Spring 2017 Book Arts Guide to Vermont Open Studio WeekendIt's time for my biannual rundown of the book artists participating in Vermont Open Studio Weekend (May 27 & 28). Some of these talented folks are also members of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont (B.A.G.), an organization of which I am a member.I
That's right folks, today marks the second annual National Notebook Day. This event takes place on the third Thursday of May each year.I love blank books - there's such a world of possibility that lives within those pages. I believe that books are a great vehicle for telling your story, whether with words, images,
Vermont's Spring Open Studio Weekend is celebrating its silver anniversary this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 & 28. Twenty-five years is quite a milestone!Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and
Omigod omigod omigod omigod.Hedi Kyle is coming to Vermont! Yep. That Hedi Kyle. This is pretty much the best thing ever.From January 23-28, 2018, she'll be teaching at North Country Studio Workshops (NCSW) in Bennington, VT. Every other year, NCSW offers five-day intensive workshops for those seeking a collaborative and creative learning experience. The
Now through June 10th, the Focus on Book Arts conference has a Faculty-Staff Exhibit at the Collins Gallery of the Central Library in downtown Portland, Oregon. My artist's book/game hybrid, You Can't Take it with You, will be part of the exhibition.I'm so honored to have my work shown alongside such a spectacular group of artists.
Hey everyone - it's Preservation Week! This annual event, presented by the American Library Association (ALA), is going on now through April 29th.Here's what the ALA has to say about the event:Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Sponsored by the ALA’s Association of Library
Everyone knows that libraries are awesome, so it's no surprise that there's a National Library Week designed to celebrate this awesomeness. This year the event takes place April 9-15, 2017 and the theme is Libraries Transform.From the American Library Association's website:First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored
Today is the ninth anniversary of the day I started this blog - woohoo!Since I did it last year, I once again had to look up the traditional and modern anniversary gifts for year nine. Here's what I found:Traditional: Pottery/WillowModern: LeatherLeather? Really? Too easy.Instead of going for the obvious (I'm looking at
The arrival of April Fool's Day also means that it's time for the International Edible Book Festival. Yes, this is a real thing. And it's super cool.This annual event takes place on/around April 1st and it's celebrated worldwide. The premise is simple - create books out of edible materials (a.k.a.