• Tracy Hangin' at Los Bagels

    I’ve Been Busy

    Posted on June 24, 2017 by in Miscellaneous

    I was alerted three weeks ago that a suitable match was made between me and a certified hearing dog. Yipee! Her name is Tracy and she is a small yellow lab. She has kept me quite busy and out of the studio due to the full week of work with the Dogs for the Deaf trainer […]

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  • Title Page

    Barn Raising

    Posted on June 7, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    I’ve been busy in the studio creating a new book. It features the history and reconstruction of the Long-Graham barn owned by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust in Freshwater, California. I didn’t have a fixed idea of what the book would look like when I started but it has evolved into a vessel containing memorabilia about […]

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    Just My Type Letterpress Paperie

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking

    Lynn Jones, the co-owner of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, and I have been working on a proposal for a Fall OLLI course. Lynn will teach students to carve their own linoleum blocks and demonstrate the setting of blocks and letterpress type. Workshop participants will use their images and imaginations to produce a collaborative book. The Winterfold structure was designed by […]

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  • Paper Cutter Family

    Posted on May 16, 2017 by in Miscellaneous

    I love thrift shops and auctions of any kind. I always think of the Rolling Stones lyrics when I find a treasure: “You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometime you find You get what you need” I was looking for something else when I spotted this little gem stuffed behind […]

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  • Miura Map Fold. Can add book covers.

    Books from a Single Sheet of Paper

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded

    I will be offering a 3-hour class through OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) during the summer session. Explore origami structures created by the international book artist Hedi Kyle. The books will all be folded from a single sheet of paper and do not require glue. The instructor will provide all papers, including Humboldt County […]

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  • Inside Front Cover: Flap, End Paper, Section Cover.

    Science March Book

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    I was distraught when I realized that I had scheduled a book workshop with Margo Klass at the Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival on the day of the Science March! I have taught or tutored mathematics for over 30 years and know the importance of encouraging young people to love science/mathematics and to support scientific research […]

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  • First Zutter Book

    Wire Ring Journals

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in Wire Ring

        I have to confess—I love these purchased journals. I buy them locally and use them for keeping a record of the details of each of my book projects. I love that the cover and pages can completely fold around the book so that I don’t lose precious space on my already overburdened work […]

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  • Gathering of Books

    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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  • StampsStencils

    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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  • Book of Dogs

    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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