All Circles, All The Time

I finished the photo processing (David took the pictures) and the layout for the annual Beeston Calendar on Monday, and started printing but didn’t finish because my Lovely Assistant Kemuri spent a lot of time sleeping on the printer. Most of my time was spent playing with circles on the computer in preparation for this year’s online Advent Calendar. There was a bit of studio time as well.

Here are some previews of what will be coming in December.

I finished designing, printing, and making the test ornament above. I also finished the layout for this star ball.

It is set in a circle, and is a variant of the star I made for the first Christmas David and I shared. (We still have it.)

Here’s the quickly —and not very well— scored and folded test.

There will be coloured versions which can be made with or without all the three dimensional fiddling, though my personal preference is for the 3D model.

Some of the ornament projects will be based on multiple circles.

If you were reading Byopia Press posts back in August, you may recognize this image. Patterns and instructions will be coming next month.

There will be books. This is an image from the project I spent the most time on this past week. It is a recurring part of a pop-up book.

If you can’t wait until December to start making things, you could go back to the very first Byopia Press Advent Calendar and start with that simple 3D paper star I showed above. It works nicely in multiples as well.

There were lots of paper projects in 2017, but plenty of stars in other media as well.

Have fun!

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In other book arts news:

Issue 149 of Book Arts Newsletter is now available here.


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Códice Maya de México: Accordion Book Workshop | Códice Maya de México: taller de libro acordeón

The Getty is offering free family workshops on making the Códice Maya de México. The first one was scheduled for today but there are two more coming up. For more information and registration, go to this page.

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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