Monday, December 10, 2012

Star Ornaments and Books!

A great finale to another season of the Artists Books Series! After we learn the basic folded unit of these sculptural books, we can make two kinds of book forms. Students had a great time creating Christmas star ornaments with paste paper colored on both sides, and on to star books and a larger format album made from the same folded unit! We made the usual huge mess, but out of that came....STARS!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Neuland In Color in Orlando!

I taught the Neuland alphabet in Orlando for the Central Scribes of Florida and we had fun the second day colorizing our names ( I had everyone pick the name of a person who is a "hero" to them, and we had a wonderful mix of popular cultural heros, relatives, family members, etc!) We reviewed the color theory and worked our compositions using "split complements". As usual, all we needed was more time!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I have a new librarian/educators workshop called "Upcycled Journals", focusing on using recyled materials for the covers and page of the books, using exposed stitch, multiple page binding. I taught as a one-day workshop for the Tampa Bay Consortium (librarian enrichment in the Tampa area). These book are a little more challenging, but we slugged it out, and came up with some very original books!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Love Letters 2012

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This valentine girl is reaching for her 21st year in the Love Letters business!

Happy Valentines Day and consider hiring a Letterist for handlettering for products and packaging, customized logos and custom alphabets, calligraphic paintings and sculptures, teaching lettering, wordpainting and the bookarts.

And Thank You those who gave me a call in 2011!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Exposed Stitch Bindings for Artists Books


These are some happy bookmakers after a day of learning a rather lengthy sewing process to put together their multi-page artist's sketchbooks into handpainted covers...as interesting and varied as the faces around the room!

Coptic Journals


These are some of the coptic journals I regularly make
to sell...and use! Their advantage is that they open
COMPLETELY FLAT so you can use/get to the whole page...
plus the pretty chain stitches one the spine...