Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • Buttonhole Stitch Coffee Catch Up

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    After my OLLI Book Arts classes I like to meet with students the following week to check on their finished books. At this point we are all teachers because we’ve figured out some things and discovered other possibilities. We gather around a little table in Humboldt’s Coffee and Chocolate in Old Town Eureka, and enjoy the […]

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  • Stamps and Stencils

    Posted on April 12, 2017 by in Surface Design

    On a rainy, cold day there is nothing better than taking a workshop inside! This is the second Spring class offered by OLLI and taught by Sandy Vrem and a group of us gathered around the heaters in  her garage and produced some wonderful surface design. I created the four images above (Upper Left and CW) […]

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  • Ink Blots and Surface Design

    Posted on April 10, 2017 by in Surface Design

    I’ve always loved “messy” ink in drawings and text. Ralph Steadman is one of my favorite artists and I have several of his books. I just bought this one while visiting Ashland, Oregon. It is filled with ink blots which serve as the inspiration for his wacky dogs. While I’m not apt to duplicate his […]

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  • Buttonhole Stitch Book Followup One

    Posted on April 2, 2017 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    A group of local book art lovers finished an OLLI class last week and created some beautiful model books in preparation for their final book. Some had never made a book and I don’t think any had sewn the buttonhole stitch so there was a lot to learn. The model had paper covers but the […]

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