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Zombie Book and Clam Shell Box

Jan 4, 2015 |
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Short story… I wanted to make something different for a special, incredibly talented, artist. I went to her blog and found a post titled “Things To Do Before The Zombie Apocalypse” – things rocketed on from there. I lead a rather boring life and am not too familiar with Zombies. I’m more afraid of not…

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ATC – there’s a first time for everything

Oct 14, 2014 |
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First, let me apologize for the pictures.  We’re close to finishing my studio and getting my supplies and furniture out of storage.  In the meantime I’m still working on my kitchen counter and, if space wasn’t an issue, it’s been a beautiful rainy day with a gray sky – therefore not the best light for…

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Flag Book Workshop at Random Arts, Saluda, NC

Sep 30, 2014 |
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I’m on schedule to teach this fun Flag Book workshop at Random Arts in Saluda, NC on Thursday, October 9th. * All materials to make the Flag Book and Envelope as seen below, are precut and included in the workshop.  Workshop size is limited to 8. * Book size is 4″ x 7″ closed / 16″…

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Ceramic Face Vase with Beads

Aug 24, 2014 |
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Coptic Binding Wood Cover Book

Aug 24, 2014 |
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This good was made from four pieces of wood flooring.  A window was made using mica.  

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Clamshell box – repurposed Lawyers Reference Book

Aug 23, 2014 |
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We’ve moved my web site and blog to WordPress.  While still in the process of updating categories and tags, etc., I realized I hadn’t posted one of my favorite boxes (or if I did I can’t find it 😉 I bought a few lawyers reference books from the yearly local library book sale.  This one…

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Commercial Bindery video from 1947

Jul 23, 2014 |
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This video of a Commercial Bindery from 1947 is mesmerizing AND fascinating. My uncle worked as a typesetter for a newspaper in Tennessee.  He loved his job.

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The Process of Sculpting Books

Jul 20, 2014 |
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The Process of Sculpting Books – something I’m fascinated with. I stumbled upon this short (7:08 minute) video showing the Process of Sculpting Books.  It features the Zen Garden Installation by Long-Bin Chen “Set in Stone”.   This video was highlighted on the website of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of…

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Pamphlet Stitched Journal with Collaged Cover

Jul 18, 2014 |
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If the Focus Book workshop finishes early we’re going to make this journal structure… Pamphlet Stitched Journal with Collaged Cover Design Considerations: I wanted a journal structure that used supplies most folks would have on hand and involved minimal, if any, sewing.  It should be easy to assemble and easy to decorate (I, however, couldn’t stand…

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Focus Book – Workshop at Random Arts in Saluda, NC

Jul 12, 2014 |
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FOCUS BOOK – Workshop at Random Arts in Saluda, NC I’ll be teaching this book I created on July 25th. 6 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ 6 1/8″ x 22 1/2″ Story: I’ve been caught up in the Gouache technique.  Where you paint a picture in acrylic paint, paint over it with white gouache water color,…

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