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
Maddy Tree Books will be at East Falls Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 11. The hours are 10 to 2. I haven’t been there since May, and it sounds like I’ve missed a lot of goings-on! The market is growing in size and popularity. Continue reading East Falls on Saturday!
First a few pictures of new books. Saturday was oven hot here because of humidity as high as it could be without rain. Nevertheless I had a great experience at Swarthmore Farmers Market, which is as successful a community market as you can find. I was privileged to be included and it went well. Craftspeople are generous with advice and support. Some new opportunities came … Continue reading A Few New Things
Summer means lots of opportunities to participate in craft fairs, farmers’markets and pop-ups. An attender could go to three or four shows every weekend in my part of the world. Farmers’ Markets have been good to me. Usually, a Market will host one or two artist/craftspersons per Market. I’ve done well in that context so far. Here are a few pictures from my last event … Continue reading Summer at Farmers’ Markets
We’ve had a stretch of beautiful blue skies and lower humidity. I hope it lasts! My confirmed dates are as follows, but several more are likely to be added. July 7 Swarthmore Farmers Market July 28 Swarthmore Farmers Market August 11 East Falls Farmers Market September 1 Lansdowne Farmers Market September 9 Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival September 22 East Falls … Continue reading Confirmed Shows
Here are a few playful books that we’ve recently done. The drawings are by my daughter, who loves that little spaceman who is all about peace and love. There’s much to his story, though, and it’s a sad one. More on that later maybe. The others are books meant to be simply pretty. You can’t do better than origami paper if you want pure … Continue reading Fun Books
Designing covers today. Continue reading Working