Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Homage au cheval blanc

This was from a highly engaging workshop taught by Leah Virsik for Sonoma County Book Arts Guild. We started with gessoed muslin, created a slot and tab book (see Alissa Golden's book) and collaged and painted and stitched and glued.  Everyone had a fabulous time, I think.      

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tea Bag Book - part of 50 books in 52 weeks

Inside each "T bag" are words cut out of magazines with which to construct various types of poems.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thank you for your inspiration

I have been following Barbara Hagerty's blog, Artiphy the Heart for quite awhile now and she often inspires me to try new things.  Her latest post sent me off to organize a mini group from my Book Arts Guild to make 50 books in a year from Alisa Golden's new edition of Making Handmade Books. Today while noodling around I read an old post of hers on another of her blogs, ArtiPhacts. This was a lengthy, very rich post on creating collage.  In that post she strongly urged that we not organize our images by subject, but by size.  I have always organized my images by subject, of course, but I decided to give her thinking a try. So, I started by pulling out the very small sizes of most of my images.  I have created a new small mini-book to hold the new mini collages. The pages measure 2 3/8 x 4 inches.

Monday, February 6, 2012

K - Keepsake


J = Journey

I have finally returned to working on my abcedary.  I am almost through the first half of the alphabet.