Tag Archives: inks

  • Coptic Stitch Class

    Posted on December 18, 2015 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Our OLLI class Book of Words: Coptic Stitch was officially completed last week but as we usually do, we assembled at Humboldt Coffee and Chocolates for “debriefing” and sharing. As always, it’s a privilege to work with such talented and daring people. Adding a window to the cover was optional but everyone wanted to make […]

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  • Double Needle Coptic Stitch

    Posted on December 6, 2015 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    It’s time for the last book arts class of the HSU OLLI Fall 2015 Semester! Course Description: Explore the written word as an art form as you create pages for your small book. Bring your favorite writing or drawing tools — pens, watercolor, stamps, or colored pencils — to decorate the pages. The structure is […]

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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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  • Student Work—Crossed Structure Binding

    Posted on August 9, 2014 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    I spent two wonderful afternoons with twelve very creative students. To prepare the pages for the books we spent a bit of time working with acrylic inks on watercolor papers. The intention was to create some kind of background for other artwork that would be added when the book was sewn. Following are just a […]

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  • CSB Painting

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by in Workshop Followup

    We have finished the first day of the Crossed Structure Binding. The covers were cut (faux emu upholstery fabric) and then we relaxed into painting pages. The photos show some of the early efforts and students will be painting six sides for tomorrow’s class. We will be sewing the Basic CSB—the first sewing for many […]

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  • Oops. Drawing #4

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by in Drawing

    I better put my thistle up too. We were not allowed to use a pencil to “set things up” and I really missed it. It’s hard to just start drawing with a pen and end up with something where you want it. We were also supposed to do this with a continuous line…..no lifting the […]

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  • Drawing Class #5 Shoes!

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by in Drawing

    This was hard. I had to pick a shoe to draw and there are just so many I love. I finally settled on a Reiker because it would provide a challenge. Easy to wear, difficult to draw. As usual, I get so caught up in the watercolor that I forgot to leave some white so […]

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  • Drawing Class #2 and #3

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Drawing

    Yes. I’m behind but starting to catch up. One more assignment before Friday! It’s been really interesting to observe myself avoiding drawing or painting. This last week it was the two-day book arts class I taught, which I admit took much longer to prepare for than I expected. This particular avoidance tactic is a vast […]

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  • Watercolor with Jane DeFazio

    Posted on January 30, 2014 by in Drawing

    I have been wanting to take an online watercolor class with Jane DeFazio but always missed the deadline. I’m certain this is no coincidence—I have a case of “fear of drawing” (it’s the blank page) and an irrational fear of drawing in public. What could be safer than an online course, right? The delivery of […]

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