Friday, December 21, 2012

Have a Heart

My poor neglected blog...maybe you can grow up to be a New Year's resolution. 

Here is a book I made for my sister for Christmas. Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the lovely anatomical heart. My sister just got her Bachelor's of Nursing degree and, besides that, I told her I was putting my heart into her gift.

I have had fun messing around with combining Coptic stitches with tackets and linen/cotton blend tape. Maybe someday I'll post pictures of some of my other experiments.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Amazing Week Of Book Arts Classes in LA

I am SO excited!

I just signed up for what looks to be an incredible week of learning, inspiration and fun. Karliegh Jae and Daniel Heywood, book art instructors extraordinaire, are coming to LA and have organized an awesome lineup of classes taught by them and two other instructors, Jeannine Stein (I love her books) and Kelly T. M. Kilmer.

You can sign up HERE for whichever class you are interested in, OR they have a great deal just until April 30th if you want to go to all the classes. Here's the list -

Creative Boxes
Monday May 7, 2012 -- 6pm - 9pm
Teacher: Karleigh Heywood

The Cordbound Book
Tuesday May 8, 2012 -- 10am - 4pm
Teachers: Daniel & Karleigh Heywood

The Booklace
Tuesday May 8, 2012 -- 6pm - 9pm
Teacher: Jeannine Stein

Wednesday May 9, 2012 -- 11am - 3pm
Teacher: Kelly Kilmer

Raised & Inset Designs in Paper, Fabric and Leather
Wednesday May 9, 2012 -- 6pm - 9pm
Teacher: Karleigh Heywood

Exposed Stitch Books
Thursday May 10, 2012 --10am - 4pm
Teachers: Daniel & Karleigh Heywood

Romanesque Stitch Journal
Thursday May 10, 2012 -- 6pm - 9pm
Teacher: Jeannine Stein

The 10 Book Workshop
Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, 2012 -- 10am - 6pm
Teachers: Daniel & Karleigh Heywood

The ten book structures are:

Single Sheet Books
Japanese Stab Bound Books
Flower Fold Books
Accordion with Pockets and Sewn Signatures
Hinged Ledger Book
Circle Accordion
Softcover Leather Longstitch
Hardcover Longstitch
Tapes Bound Book (A Traditional Hardcover Book)

Come join me at their classes! If you live near me, maybe we can even carpool or share a hotel room in LA...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Some More Coptic Bound Books

Here are some more books I have given as gifts lately. I really enjoy inlaying a piece of the endpaper or a contrasting color to make the books I make stand out.