Are You Book Enough challenge – Family

It's been a while since I participated in the Are You Book Enough challenge on Instagram (#areyoubookenough). It's ironic that this month's theme is family, considering that that's what made it so hard to join in the fun (21-month-old daughter = very little free time).Luckily, I recently made something for
26 Feb 2019 Read more

Weird letters project

A group of my Book Arts Guild of Vermont friends and I have two challenges going on at the moment, the first of which I just started to tackle.The project involves a bunch of sign letters and grid paper that one of my friends found at a flea market. Letters
21 Feb 2019 Read more

Focus on Book Arts conference brochure available too!

Yep, it's another blog post about the Focus on Book Arts conference! I can't help it - I'm just so excited!I recently received a batch of FOBA brochures in the mail - they offer an overview of the conference, along with a listing of this year's workshops.When I opened up
13 Feb 2019 Read more

2019 Focus on Book Arts catalog available

The 2019 Focus on Book Arts conference catalog was just published - woot! They won't be mailing them this year, but you can download a copy at your leisure.Seeing my workshop in print makes my teaching there all the more real.This is so happening!I love this conference so much. The
8 Feb 2019 Read more

Visit to Claire Maziarczyk’s Studio

This past Sunday, I had the good fortune of making a return trip to paste paper artisan Claire Maziarczyk's studio. My last visit was nearly ten years ago! Claire posted on the Book Arts Listserv that she was downsizing and was looking to sell not only her fabulous paste papers, but
5 Feb 2019 Read more

Happy National Handwriting Day!

I love funky holidays. Today we are blessed with National Handwriting Day. The holiday was created by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977 to promote the use of pens, pencils, and paper. Perhaps they saw the internet coming? The date of January 23rd was selected because it's John Hancock's birthday.People have
23 Jan 2019 Read more

Touch of Vermont recap

This past weekend I showed my work at the annual Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market, which I super love. It's located just five minutes from my house and I enjoy being able to see folks I know in my community. I always get lots of hugs. The show was mobbed.
18 Dec 2018 Read more

I’m teaching at the Morgan next year!

I am so, so very thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a summer workshop at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland next year! I am seriously beside myself with happiness!The dates for my workshop have not yet been chosen, so stay tuned to the Events page of my website for
8 Dec 2018 Read more

A Bookbinder’s Black Friday

Welcome to my 8th annual roundup of bookbinding-related Black Friday deals! It's that wonderful time of year when I think to myself Why don't I have a massive bag of cash so I can buy all the things?In all likelihood, I will not be leaving my house because I've got
23 Nov 2018 Read more

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