Tonight I put together covers for 4 more books. Two are fabric covered with the same sheer and thin polyester, so I was concerned about transparency and glue soaking through. General messiness. There was experimenting with the bonding material! Fortunately,
Well, I’ve been playing with lots of different media while learning to make books — blending paper with metalsmithing ideas, painting, printing and stitching. Color, pattern and texture are fascinating to me. This endpaper is crazy with all of it!
Learning coptic stitch has been challenging. But I think I am starting to understand it and am definitely feeling better about it. Repetition is a great teacher! Here are the second and third books. The black and white paper on
For years now, I have been wanting to make books. Not really sure what the holdup has been, but I finally have gotten round to trying this. Coptic stitch has a certain beauty that you can see on the book
In the early fall, I was fortunate to attend a weekend workshop with one of the metalsmithing greats – Deb Karash. I have long admired her masterful designs and impeccable execution. She has created an exceptional body of work. Though
This group of 6 books is something new for me. I have been experimenting some with a monoprinting style of applying paint to paper. It’s not strictly monoprinting, but is a one-off printing process where no prints will ever be duplicated.
I have a terrific friend — Suzanne Santos — who makes thoughtful, stunning jewelry. She’s thoughtful and stunning, so it makes sense. And she always has a fresh perspective on things. Her work is edgy and elegant at the same
As a kid, I liked to make things and create. Everything was a source of inspiration. Scissors and glue. Crayons. That new tablet of construction paper, pure joy. Paint spinners and spirographs. Even painting with plain water on the side
Today I finished a project that’s been hanging there awhile — a metal book. I haven’t made a book like this in quite some time and was stalling. It was time to get it finished! The book is large
I am starting down this path with a little trepidation…technology is involved! Mostly, I want to learn to use the technology, not that I have so much to say. I do, however, love that I create on a daily basis.