A Little work and some Hallowe’en things

I started posting Mixed Messages IV on Instagram a few days ago —2/9 went up this morning— but since you may not follow me there, here are the first three in the series.

I took a break from colouring things and tried out some stitching.

This sample went into the wood stove, but I learned some things and still like the idea so I will do more.

The Beeston calendar for 2022 is now printed and cut. I will collate and wrap this week.

In other book arts news:

The current issue of Book Arts Newsletter is available for download here. (Cover art: SJ Fowler Twenty-five Poems)


There are a couple of articles from Medievalist.net that might interest you. The first is seasonally appropriate. (The article is here.)

The second is possibly of more general interest.

You can find the full piece here. (I was pleased to see that the article includes a link to one of my favourite source-checking sites when I come across a quotation that is obviously a mis-attribution: quoteinvestigator.com/


I don’t usually show other people’s work at the end of my Sunday posts, but I couldn’t resist this seasonal cartoon from Liz Climo.

I follow Climo on Instagram. Her work is always funny and, unusual in the world of cartooning, consistently kind.

Happy Hallowe’en!

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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6 Responses to A Little work and some Hallowe’en things

  1. micklebert says:

    Great post! I love Mixed Messages IV. They look like text in a language I can’t read. The change to a diamond orientation is wonderful. Also thanks for mentioning Liz Climo, I just followed her on Instagram. And the quote investigator looks useful, or interesting. That’s new to me and great. (Judith hoffman)


    • Byopia Press says:

      Glad you enjoyed so many things about today’s post. I was feeling a little bit guilty about how short it was! I use the quote investigator whenever I come across a quotation that doesn’t ‘sound’ right — usually something attributed to either Albert Einstein or Mark Twain.
      ; ]

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      • micklebert says:

        Maybe Shakespeare quotes? I hear they are often distorted. The post did not seem short. You are amazing in your regularity and ability to find interesting things. The Friday flicks are often great. I enjoy your art progress, knitting progress and photos of your property. I sometimes think I should follow your lead and include knitting and seasonal changes, but each post takes me a long time. Maybe I need more practice. (-:

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      • Byopia Press says:

        A friend once said I had a gift for writing a great deal about absolutely nothing! Glad you enjoy the variety. (Hmm, I haven’t shown any knitting for a while, and I definitely have been knitting!)
        Shakespeare is more often mis-quoted than mis-attributed I think. As are lines from movies and movie stars. (“I want to be let alone.” rather than the commonly quoted “I want to be alone.” Quite different in meaning!)

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  2. Selene says:

    Thanks for posting the Mixed Messages here. I don’t have an IG account, but always read your blog posts. I love the “texture” of the letters.

    Liked by 1 person

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