• Airport Art Followup

    Posted on July 22, 2017 by in Exhibits, Sewn Spine

    I’ve spent much of the last few weeks finishing four books for my recent exhibit at the Humboldt County Airport Gallery. While I had books that I could have put in the exhibit, it became clear to me that I wanted them all to involve wood. So, making the last books was a real stretch given the […]

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  • Wooden Books at the Humboldt County Airport

    Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Exhibits, Sewn Spine

    Did you know that the Humboldt County airport is also an art gallery? I’ve always enjoyed the work I’ve seen there when I’m leaving, arriving, or picking someone up. Nine of my wooden books were just installed in the three cases outside of the fabulously delectable Ramone’s cafe. I wanted the books to have that […]

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  • Nature Printing 101

    Posted on July 9, 2017 by in Relief Printmaking

    My early introduction to printmaking occurred when I made a gelatin plate and used Speedball Block Printing Inks to create delicate and detailed prints of leaves, weeds, and grasses. I used some of the prints in a book that was featured in an international exhibition! Gelatin prints! I purchased the Gelli plate but really don’t […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Books from a Single Sheet of Paper

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in 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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  • 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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  • 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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