And repeat …

I did get a little more work done on A Month of Sun Days this week, though not nearly as much as I had planned.

Instagram suspended my new account on Monday morning. Not quite as devastating as being deactivated but still a major shock. I had to jump through a number of hoops and although I was successful, my account wasn’t reinstated until Wednesday night. (If you tried to find me on Instagram during that time, I was invisible. To see my new and once again active Instagram account, go here.) While I was waiting I joined Vero —no ads, no algorithms— and started posting, just in case. You can find me there via my Linktree.

Update-September 12, 2022: Instagram has once again suspended my account —no, I don’t know why— so if you usually only follow me on Instagram you might want to bookmark that Linktree page in case I disappear from there permanently!

Update-September 13, 2022: …and I’m back on Instagram, and I have no idea why that happened either.

I did manage to finish cutting all the squares of paper and preparing all the patterns. I even got the first pattern cut. Here are the outer colours for the thirty-six panels.*

There is a wider range of colours for the interior paper.

Changing the inner colour makes a dramatic difference in the emotional and psychological impact of the piece.

Additional colours will be added in small areas. Here are two of the gold ‘Days’ from my 99 Day Project in 2021 to give an idea of how that will look. (The ‘Day’ panels had additional coloured pencil.) The ‘Sun Days’ are also made with the shiny paper at the front and a matte paper behind, rather than matte in front and shiny behind in the 2021 squares.

Sometimes I added extra colours to the 2021 ‘Days’ by inserting a bit behind the cutout, but I also used leftover bits from other squares as inlay. (See the examples above.) Here are some of those cutout bits leftover from the 2021 ‘Days’.

I will have to cut all the panels for this project before I can begin to inlay pieces. This is what I have so far.

I hope to have a lot more accomplished by next Sunday!

You will find all of the ‘Days’ from the #99 Day Project here.

*If you imagine a year with ten months —the Romans had ten— you can have 36 day months with 5 (or 6) days left over for a mid-winter holiday.

In other book arts news:

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts has two upcoming virtual workshops that might interest you. For more on Karen Hanmer’s workshop go here. You will find info and registration links for Stephanie Wolff’s workshop here.


I only found out about the Prairie Art Book Fair yesterday! If you are in the Winnipeg area and you are reading this Sunday morning, you might still have time to make it. You will find info here.

In other news:

If you enjoyed my posts on geometric 3D forms, you might want to have a peek at what Paula Beardell Krieg has been up to recently. The shapes below are gyrobifastigium.

Paula is offering a virtual class through the Center for Book Arts called The Realm of Solids, starting shortly. There still seem to be spaces in the evening class.

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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