Monthly Archives: January 2014

  • Watercolor with Jane DeFazio

    Posted on January 30, 2014 by in Drawing

    I have been wanting to take an online watercolor class with Jane DeFazio but always missed the deadline. I’m certain this is no coincidence—I have a case of “fear of drawing” (it’s the blank page) and an irrational fear of drawing in public. What could be safer than an online course, right? The delivery of […]

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  • Eco Printing

    Posted on January 30, 2014 by in Eco Dyeing, Studio

    It was an eco dye playday yesterday with friend, Sandy. Inspired by India Flint’s Eco Colour. We used dried and fresh vegetation—huge surprise that the dried leaves left so much color. We used Stonehenge printmaking paper and Watercolor paper with leaves packed in between sheets. The sandwiches were bound together then boiled for 1.5 hours […]

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  • Making Your Own Bookcloth

    Posted on January 15, 2014 by in How-To

    One of the reasons I haven’t taken up quilting is because of the size of the fabric stash I’ve seen in quilters’ closets. I’m creating a smaller version of The Stash using fat quarters. I learned to make my own book cloth using a method from a Tim Ely workshop. He uses bond paper (thin […]

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  • Star Book

    Posted on January 10, 2014 by in Current Workshops, Folded, Sewn Spine

    This Book Is a Star! This spectacular book, when closed, looks like any other book. But when it is opened, the pages pop out and form a star. This book will have board covers and will be sewn using double needles (beading optional). The double-page spread lends itself to artwork or photos. Variations will contain […]

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  • Resources for Humboldt County Book Artists

    Posted on January 10, 2014 by in Basics, Miscellaneous, Resources

    LOCAL STORES ARCATA The Art Center, 823 H Street: Art and book art supplies; large sheets of decorative, printmaking, drawing, and watercolor papers. All Under Heaven, 735 8th Street: Calligraphy supplies, inks, and beautiful rolls of paper from Asia. Solutions, 858 G Street: Letter sized papers such as cigar, mango, and elephant poo! SCRAP, 101 […]

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