This is what I make. It’s full of blank papers which artists like to draw on. It’s got an image or some piece of art on the cover so that it’s pleasant to look at. It’s a handy size. I make some as small as 1″ by 2″ and some as large as about 10″ by 12″. This type of book is called a Japanese-binding, … Continue reading This is What I Make
The fact that I have a studio, a dedicated space for art, is still uppermost in my mind. I’m very grateful. But I’m still working on arranging things to be most conducive for working. Materials need to be easily accessible– easy to put away, yet easy to find. There must be open space to perform several different operations. I need a big flat file. Usually what happens is: … Continue reading Getting Studio Personal
Here are some of the blank books I’ve been making. Recently I’ve been appropriating some Book of Kells reproductions for my collages. Yes I said appropriating. ; ) The real Book of Kells will still be there, unharmed. Continue reading Kells-Themed Books
Here is what I’ve been making lately. With apologies to the Book of Kells, I’ve been using bits of (prints of) its pages as collage-fodder. More to come. Continue reading Kells and Other Things
Millennials start the year with paper diaries and notebooks This article from last year suggests that people still want physical paper journals. Surprisingly, even many Millennials prefer to keep a pen and paper handy along with the digital tools they carry. It’s an interesting read and features fascinating excerpts from the personal journals of four young creatives. I recently helped to empty my mother’s home of all contents before it … Continue reading Paper Endures: Reasons to Keep Writing on Paper
My last craft sale of the year ended yesterday. Many thanks to Main Line Art Center! Here are a few pictures. The roadie and I , and the poor girl at the next table, had to sit under (or at times in–I didn’t get a photo of that) a wall sculpture which was hung between the two tables. So space was a little tight but … Continue reading My Last Show of the Season–Done!