• Holiday Ornament

    Posted on June 6, 2013 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    I thought I was too late to submit my proposal for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) but managed to write one and come up with some cute little books. I cannot teach the workshop until early December so it made sense to come up with something easy, seasonal, and fun. This is the result—a […]

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  • Daniel Essig Workshop

    Posted on June 5, 2013 by in Mentors, My Books, Sewn Spine

    My two children live in San Diego and I’m always looking for an excuse to go down to visit. I have loved Daniel Essig’s books for years and the idea that I could actually see and handle his books was reason enough to book a flight. Even better, he was offering a three day workshop […]

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  • Back to my Blog

    Posted on April 6, 2013 by in Studio

    My daughter is a web designer extraordinaire. She designed this WordPress website to provide a public space for my book arts. The site has a blog option. Early on I posted a few things and after I messed up some of my daughter’s wonderful work I didn’t get back to the blog. Well, Hello iPad […]

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  • Coptic Stitch Practice

    Posted on April 5, 2013 by in Sewn Spine

    I had a three day workshop coming up with Daniel Essig so I thought it might be a good idea to assemble another book using the coptic stitch—hoping my fingers would remember what to do. I used scrap wood from my recycled wood stash (from my husband and his woodworking friends) and thought I would […]

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  • Basic Toolkit

    Posted on January 14, 2013 by in Basics, Tools

    Every book artist has their favorite tools for cutting, folding, and gluing paper. The tools pictured are some of the basics that you will need in most workshops. Metal Ruler: Cutting tools can cut into wooden and plastic rulers and damage the straight edge. Cutting Mat: These come in all sizes. The one above is […]

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  • Travel Book

    Accordion Travel Journal

    Posted on April 3, 2012 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    One of the best ways to get back into one’s artwork is to commit to something! I was asked to teach an OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) book arts course this summer and I agreed. I thought it might be a good idea if I made the structure first ! and since the students […]

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