Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • Found Objects

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by in My Books, Photography, Sewn Spine

    The making of this book has been a labor of love and one of constant problem solving; I didn’t think things through before starting the book. There is something to be said for that approach— I learned a lot and the book is more interesting because of it. We have a little cabin in Nebraska […]

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  • Oops. Drawing #4

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by in Drawing

    I better put my thistle up too. We were not allowed to use a pencil to “set things up” and I really missed it. It’s hard to just start drawing with a pen and end up with something where you want it. We were also supposed to do this with a continuous line…..no lifting the […]

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  • Drawing Class #5 Shoes!

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by in Drawing

    This was hard. I had to pick a shoe to draw and there are just so many I love. I finally settled on a Reiker because it would provide a challenge. Easy to wear, difficult to draw. As usual, I get so caught up in the watercolor that I forgot to leave some white so […]

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  • Drawing Class #2 and #3

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Drawing

    Yes. I’m behind but starting to catch up. One more assignment before Friday! It’s been really interesting to observe myself avoiding drawing or painting. This last week it was the two-day book arts class I taught, which I admit took much longer to prepare for than I expected. This particular avoidance tactic is a vast […]

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  • Star Book Workshop—Finale!

    Posted on February 6, 2014 by in Folded, Workshop Followup

    Fourteen women, glue. paper., needles and thread…..it’s a formula for fun and great book arts. Students made their own bookcloth, cut their beautiful papers, glued them into sections, and sewed the sections into a star book. It was just a pleasure to work with people who were so creative, industrious, and enthusiastic. Enjoy some photos […]

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