This, That, and The Other

It’s been one of those mixed weeks. I finished seven more Dreams from The 99 Dreams of Euclid’s Wife. (You can see all the completed ones here.) This is last Monday’s.

Here are the Dreams from the rest of the week, including today.

I have also been playing with more square/circle/triangle designs using only line. I am up to about 75 so far. Here’s a sample.

I downloaded Language of Flowers from about four years ago. I have been thinking about making a book based on it ever since. This past week I finally got around to starting a list of flowers that will grow where I live. (The original book runs to eighty pages which is much larger than I want to print and bind!)

This may turn into a DIY project for readers later this month.

I found a box long enough to store the dandelion stems I collected in June. I had sent a note to @alicefoxartist earlier in the month saying that where I live I couldn’t get dandelion stems long enough to be worth saving.

Then it rained while the dandelion seed heads were ripening —the stems continue to grow— and I found some excellent ones in a couple of low spots that are shaded all day.

I will play with these later. Here’s an example of what Alice Fox does with hers.

We also replaced our bottom fitted sheet this week. Since the sheet was made to fit one of those ridiculously deep mattresses, the side and end panels are large and almost unworn, so I have salvaged them.  The fabric is a sateen weave made from 100% Pima cotton.

There is easily enough fabric to make another dress something like this.

I have been thinking about making a variation with narrower pockets and a slightly different neckline. If it doesn’t work, there is nothing really wasted as the sheet was destined for the rag bag.

In other book arts news:

If you are interested in using map folds for making books, this post could be useful.


Interested in sign painting/ornamental lettering? Check out this article from The Daily Heller. It includes information about the Brazilian boat painters plus a video.


Adam Smyth has recently posted a piece on TEXT! called Diary Writing: Three Experiments. It examines diaries by Pavel Büchler (b. 1952), John Evelyn (1620-1706), and Dieter Roth (1930-98). You can read the full article here.


I have mentioned Quarantine Public Library a couple of times in previous posts. If you are interested in learning more about this pandemic project founded by Tracy Honn and Katie Garth in July 2020, you can sign up for their July 25, 2022 Book Club of California webinar on this webpage.

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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5 Responses to This, That, and The Other

  1. dinahmow says:

    Oh! You know I love almost everything you do (though rather a lot is beyond my capability!) and today Mrs Euclid is eclipsed by this dress! It may be the pockets.Or the loose drape.Or both. Thank you.


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