Happy Leopard Book Launch

It has been a busy week. I submitted an application for an exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon. (This took several days, and the hardest part was cutting my C.V. to two pages. Most places let you submit four.) I am so pleased with Moody Blues, and would like to do more large works, but it would also be nice to have a destination/deadline to work towards. In the rush to get the application in, I submitted —as support material— the model I had made of the hidden hanging mechanism without photographing it first. You will have to wait until next week to see it. By then the exhibition will be open and I should be able to show you pictures of the finished work installed. In the meantime, here’s a peek at part of the lower left corner.

The high point of the week was attending a book launch.

The launch was friendly and informal, and Kate Hodgson‘s reading was excellent (not always the case when authors read their own work). Here are some pictures from the event, some taken by me and some by David.

The official home of happy leopard chapbooks.

The edition.

Some past editions.

The author.

The Great St. Patrick’s Day Sled Race is a wonderful story well told, and the illustrations are charming and quirky. David and I bought two copies: one to keep and one to give away. Here’s ours.

You can read a bit about the history of happy leopard chapbooks here and a bit more about the book here. (The contact email address for happy leopard chapbooks can by found at the bottom of the yellow column on the right side of the page.)

In other book arts news:

This workshop might be of interest to some of you. If you don’t live in Saskatoon, Hues is conveniently located on Lorne Avenue with easy access from Highway 11.

In other news: Here’s a picture of frost on the inside of the porch window. I am including it just because it has been winter for several weeks here, with temperatures running as much as 10 degrees C below normal.

Bonus flick: The book launch announcement for The Great St. Patrick’s Day Sled Race mentions herding cats. If you’ve never seen it done, you might want to watch this.


About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than thirty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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