Odds and Ends

Some people find it hard to concentrate in the Spring. The season that has that effect on me is Autumn: something about the glorious last sunny, warm days in the transition period between late summer and true Fall makes me unable to focus on things. I want to be outside, preferably riding my bike. I know that soon enough the bike will be put away for the winter. So this post is a reflection of that mental state.

I got a present in the mail this week.

Steve Siegal sent me a card case. He is not in the business of manufacturing leather products. The gift was a sample of some of the archival bookbinding leathers that he produces. The dark brown is Genuine Nigerian Sokoto Goatskin and the tan is Smooth Historical Goatskin. They are lovely, and thin enough that minimal (if any) paring would be required  for use in binding a book. The next time I require leather for a project, Siegal Leathers will be my first stop. You can see more of the leathers he produces on his website.

I have been working on a couple of projects. These days that mostly means staring blankly into space and thinking about things. The first project is an edition for a book swap with the theme of Light. I have gotten as far as planning the book and purchasing LED tea lights, one for each copy.


I still haven’t worked out what form the enclosure will take.

The other project is not a book. It will be a cut and stitched wall piece. I have completed the digital image. Here’s a sneak peek at a section of it.

It has clouded over and begun to rain. The forecast for the next four days is for cloudy skies with periods of rain. Perhaps I will be able to get more accomplished this week!

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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