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Engraved leather books [Nov. 2nd, 2012|06:59 pm]
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I'm experimenting with leather embossing, engraving, and leather dyeing.
Here are some of my projects:

Golden autumn journal

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PAPERMAKING & BOOKMAKING classes at Lillstreet Art Center [Feb. 4th, 2011|06:13 pm]
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Hey Chicago people!
I've got another round of (very affordable) papermaking and bookbinding at Lillstreet Art Center in Ravenswood coming up.
We've still got room, and we need a minimum # of students for the classes to run! 


Handmade Paper Projects
Sunday evenings 5-8pm, 5-weeks beginning February 20th.

First-Time Bookmaking
Saturday mornings 10a-1p, 5-weeks beginning February 19th.
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(no subject) [Oct. 20th, 2009|11:15 pm]
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I'm pretty new to book making, so this is rather rough. I made this flag book for a project on librarians in popular culture. Like I said, rather rough, and I think my books with sewed textblocks have looked nicer.

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Ok, let's give if a try... [Oct. 18th, 2009|07:19 am]
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Unlikely as it seems, do any of you know of a more active community for bookbinders/makers? Not just regarding the artistic/crafty aspect -which I know gets its attention from a pretty dynamic community at handmadebooks -, but more centered on artisan bindery and conservation work.

Mayhap on Dreamwidth, which is supposed to be a more artistic place?

Thank you!

(Cross-posted a tiny tad)
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MFA Thesis of Bookmaker [Nov. 30th, 2008|12:31 pm]
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I can't how fast my MFA has gone! I am going to have an MFA thesis show and graduate next week. I'm freaked out and excited at the same time. I'll post a link to my flickr account with pictures of the show later this week. For now you get the card. My show opens on Friday Dec. 5th from 5-7 at the New Mexico State University Gallery of Art. My orals are on the 4th so I will be more crazy until then. Fun. If anyone is in the Las Cruces New Mexico area please stop by.

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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2007|02:40 pm]
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I'm almost finished with my degree and I'm just working on things for the show now, here's some photos from today of finished bits and pieces. I'll post some stuff in a couple of weeks of my actual exhibition :)

more at flickr (and there's explanations of each photo there too) and the website for the project.

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Guidance and help [Apr. 16th, 2007|10:17 am]
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Gentle folk,

I am creating an altered book for a class project that is going to mimic a photo album from the 1800s. I found a great photo album from that time frame but it was in perfect condition. So I have to get it old looking, fast.

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welcome [Apr. 14th, 2007|12:35 am]
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The new community 
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This month's journal . . . some of the pages [Apr. 7th, 2007|12:44 pm]
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Kissybook! [Feb. 13th, 2007|01:28 am]
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Hi everyone, I'm a first-time poster!

I'm currently doing a big collaborative illustration book project called the Kissybook, link below.

Right now I'm looking for illustration submissions. Here's an excerpt from the webpage describing the project for those of you who might be interested:

The Kissybook is a not-for-profit open illustration book project to comment on love and identity.

The goal is to create a lighthearted illustrated book exemplifying that love can exist between everyone despite all facets of identity, gender, race, sexuality, cultures, and other differences, using kisses as a universally recognizable as a symbol for affection.

Book form makes the project compact and easily distributable, as well as inviting to flip through -- flirty and welcoming, just like a sweet kiss!

While the book itself is curated for publication (for obvious economic reasons!), there are even more drawings online for an even more encompassing experience. Kissybook is not a contest! Every kiss has its place.

If it's your cup of tea, please come check it out! :)  This is gonna be x-posted all over the place, so feel free to link it if you have friends who would be interested!
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