Congratulations to 3 of my lucky – and careful – readers who earned themselves a piece of handmade paper in response to last month’s contest! It was great fun.
This month I am keeping you up to date with papermaking, marbling, and bookbinding – as well as sharing some personally exciting news at the very end. And I also have a radio interview and a brief request for you.
I received my new beater from New Zealand back in January and now have it up and going! I am celebrating by offering a papermaking class at the end of June. There is also the offer of a small prize to those who read the newsletter carefully!
Once again I am later than I wanted to be with a newsletter… Here I am including a love letter to the John Campbell Folk School, some fun pictures of dos-a-dos bindings – both intended for a Valentine’s Day audience! – as well as the usual what’s up… In the interest of getting this out, I will send it and create a new one soon to tell you of new activities…
Happy New Year Greetings! I was able to deliver all the repairs and new books I had promised by Christmas (albeit at 10am on Dec. 24 for the last one) – and was glad to give myself a bit of a holiday break. I hope you celebrated with the people important to you and allowed yourself reflection time amidst festivities.
This month I want to let you know that I am participating in a wonderful artist fundraiser, that I … Read the rest
I love looking at the holiday lights this time of year. I am so grateful to those folks who take the time and effort to put up lighted displays, whether small or large. As someone who eagerly anticipates the lengthening of days come the solstice, I greatly appreciate all the extra and colorful light. What’s your favorite thing at this time of year?
In the past month I have been working on a number of custom binding projects and … Read the rest
I am fresh from having taught a weekend workshop (marbling and Coptic binding) in Southport, NC. Those Coastal Calligraphers and the Carolina Lettering Arts Society certainly do know how to host an excellent event! Many thanks to them all for a superb weekend. Now I am preparing for little goblins showing up at my door and thinking ahead to a Thanksgiving gathering. I hope you are enjoying the fall weather and preparing for both of the above as … Read the rest
The fall festival season has begun and I have several exciting classes coming up! I had a great – albeit wet! – experience at the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair the first weekend of August. I have been using time since then to work on repairs and commissions that have come in since. I am very grateful that I have opportunity to work on beloved books for people who still appreciate them.
I am celebrating summer and preparing for the fall – a busy time in the craft world. I want to take time today share pictures of some recent and upcoming activities with you. Perhaps a few of you will be moved to respond…… Read the rest
Usually I focus on book structure, but every once in a while I enjoy creating books with content. This newest creation was designed as an exemplar to use for two classes I have coming up. Both classes are designed to introduce youth to a variety of book arts. … Read the rest
Welcome to those folks who have signed on and are new to this newsletter! And thank you most sincerely to those folks who are regular readers. I value your interest in my activities.
This month I am talking about the now accomplished move into my new studio space; recent and forthcoming workshops; two stories of connection with fellow creatives; and an ode to spring.… Read the rest