Category Archives: My Books

  • Terry Tempest Williams Special Edition

    Posted on June 9, 2016 by in Folded, My Books

    It was my sincere honor to be part of a reception for Terry Tempest Williams, June 6th, 2016, to celebrate the publication of her new book The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks and the debut of the special limited edition, Canyonlands National Park. I’ve been a fan of Terry’s since reading Refuge: […]

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  • Caterpillars, Sewn Headbands, Coptic!

    Posted on December 17, 2015 by in My Books, Sewn Spine

      My Fall stay in Nebraska was very productive in terms of reading books (seven!) and making books (four!). Two of my books were created for future OLLI workshops so you will see those at the end of January. The book I enjoyed the most was created from lacewood boards (a gift from my woodworking […]

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  • Margo Klass at Newport 2015

    Posted on November 19, 2015 by in Mentors, My Books, Sewn Spine

    Margo Klass is one of my favorite books artsts because of the way she works with wood, the care she takes with detail and bookbinding  principles, and the  Japanese feel of a lot of her work.  I’ve been lucky to have taken three of her classes at the Newport Paper Arts Festival in Newport, Oregon. […]

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  • Two Spring Classes, Two New Books

    Posted on January 22, 2015 by in My Books

    I will be teaching two more book arts classes for Osher Life Long Learning Institute this Spring (more on that in a later post). The wonderful people who take these classes are so much fun to “work” with that I’m always looking for new and interesting techniques and book structures that give them some room […]

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  • Car Workstation

    Posted on September 11, 2014 by in How-To, My Books, Studio

    With long travel days and a need to work on a book I’ve decided to create a lap workstation for the car. I purchased the least colorful lap desk—hard to imagine that the others were brighter—and put together a little kit of threads, needles, prepunched sections and boards that I can store by my feet. […]

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  • 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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  • Book Exhibit: Fullerton Library

    Posted on October 21, 2013 by in My Books

    We spend much of the Fall in our cabin near Fullerton, Nebraska. The cabin is located between the two libraries of St. Paul (45 minute drive) and Fullerton (25 minute drive). I like to describe our cabin’s location relative to the location of books and internet. Last Fall, the librarian of the little library in […]

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  • Blizzard Book

    Posted on September 1, 2013 by in Current Workshops, My Books

    I have a book that is part of the International Printmaking Conference in Dundee, Scotland. My book Equations is near the bottom of the table on the right edge. This is a book I made for an international exchange. One never knows where our books may show up! This is exciting and thanks to my […]

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  • Last Journal finished

    Posted on August 14, 2013 by in My Books, Sewn Spine

    The last book in the OLLI course Leather Journals is finally finished. It’s mine (instructor) and I know it’s the last one to be completed. I used the leather cover to demonstrate the longstitch sewing of the spine and hadn’t intended to actually complete a journal. I cut the leather from a blue suede jacket […]

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  • Book Art Object International Exchange

    Posted on June 16, 2013 by in Folded, My Books

    I joined an international exchange in January 2012 because a friend suggested that I do so….you see…one of the topics was “Equations”. I was placed in Group #4 with about 8 other artists, each with a different title. The idea was to make enough editions for everyone else in the group, plus one for Sarah […]

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