Not Really Very Much, But With A Cookie Recipe

It was one of those weeks where I didn’t seem to accomplish much. I did get a storage box made for the thirty-six ‘drawings’ that make up On A Clear Day. Here it is, front open, with all the drawings —in double storage mats— inside.

Here’s the finished box from the top.

Since it is that time of year again, I got a start on doing my taxes.

The highlight of the week came in the form of baked goods. A friend succumbed to purchasing a kilo of candied (but not crystalized) ginger at a big box store. She passed on the bag to me three quarters full.

I had already made double ginger date cake, but this felt like a cookie week, so I invented a new cookie.

Since I am allergic to peanuts, I used a fake peanut butter. I think any kind of nut butter would work here. Since the thickness of nut butters varies, you may need to adjust the fat proportions or add more oats to get a consistency that can be shaped into soft balls.

If you wish to keep a copy of the recipe, download Oatmeal:Nut Butter:Ginger Cookies.


If you like to decorate for the upcoming holiday with some of the pagan fertility symbols —rabbits and eggs— that have remained attached to the season, you can find a pdf and instructions for this Easter Bunny here. (The shape is based on a Jack Rabbit since we don’t get Cottontails where I live.) The post also contains a link to a lovely folded bunny from the origami website Paper Kawaii.

In other book arts news:


Learn typeknitting in this online workshop. Depending on your knitting skills, time frame, and personal motivation, you can learn to knit anything–from a monogram, name tag, instagram meme, poster, scarf, pullover, or blanket. You can use these skills as a visual plug-in to make tactile lettering, as a textile technique to actually produce objects and clothes, or simply as a typographic meditation.

In this online workshop of 4 sessions over two weekends (June 4, 5, 11 & 12) you will get an overview of different typeknitting methods, with possible connection points to your personal knitting and graphic design projects. You will learn which typefaces can be knitted without getting tangled, and get to know different ways to plan and execute your individual typographic knitting projects.

The knitting will be done using techniques like slip-stitches, mosaic knitting, and patchwork knitting. After a basic overview, we will focus on fundamental approaches to construct single letters. We will explore ways to plan and knit single letterforms and repeat patterns in different scales, getting you ready to develop patterns of your own.

Looks like fun for the type-obsessed knitters out there. You will find more information and a registration link here.


If you are interested in the history of anatomical illustration, Flesh and Bones is on now at the Getty Center. You can take an online peek here. You can watch a video demonstrating an early book with moveable parts here.

To finish off:

April Fool’s Day was on Friday. This is the best April Fool’s joke ever.

(from @newyorkermag on Instagram)

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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1 Response to Not Really Very Much, But With A Cookie Recipe

  1. Pingback: Seasonal Activities and Some Recipes | Byopia Press

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