Happy Preservation Week!

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
23 Apr 2017 Read more

Happy National Library Week!

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
9 Apr 2017 Read more

Happy 9th Blogiversary!

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
3 Apr 2017 Read more

International Edible Book Festival

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.
1 Apr 2017 Read more

The Book as Art exhibit

I'm so excited to have work on display as part of The Book as Art exhibit at Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury, VT. The exhibit was co-curated by Axel's owner Whitney Aldrich and visual artist Marilyn Gillis and is open now through April 8, 2017.Here's what the gallery has to say about
29 Mar 2017 Read more

New FOBA session added!

As I announced back in November, I'm teaching a workshop at the Focus on Book Arts conference this June. I'm still pinching myself.Well, imagine my surprise when I found out that my workshop had filled up two days after registration opened! More pinching.And then I was contacted about teaching another session of
27 Mar 2017 Read more

Gocco Manhoru

I recently crossed something off my Book Arts Bucket List - I completed my first Gocco edition! We're just going to ignore the fact that I've had my Gocco since 2008.So what motivated the project? The Book Arts Guild of Vermont is in the midst of hosting a challenge where participants create an
9 Mar 2017 Read more

Peace Kannon

I recently completed a book as part of the monthly bookbinding challenge on Instagram called Are You Book Enough? Each month, a theme is chosen and participants create a book incorporating that theme. Bookbinders are encouraged to share their process and final books on Instagram using the tag #areyoubookenough. February’s theme was peace.It
3 Mar 2017 Read more

Book Arts at Penland – Summer 2017

I need to find a job where I get paid to take classes. That's all I want to do - learn stuff. Seriously.And Penland is killing me with its summer lineup of workshops.Here are a few highlights (there are many more):During Session 2 (June 11 - 23), Jessica Spring is teaching Daredevil Ephemera:For printers
14 Feb 2017 Read more

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