Author Archives: Byopia Press

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. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.

Seasonal Activities and Some Recipes

The garden is being very productive this summer —we have had a decent amount of rain— so this week’s post is a celebration of food and flowers. Here’s the current kitchen bouquet. (Once they start blooming we have sunflowers in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Shanth Enjeti

Friday Night Flicks for August will focus on artist/illustrators. The series starts with this short flick featuring the work of Shanth Enjeti. Produced as a promo for a special event/open studio, the video gives viewers a look at a number … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers

As promised a while ago, this week’s post includes the instructions for making a little book called The Language of Flowers. The text is based on a digitized copy of this book:

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Friday Night Flicks: Aveline Stoquart & David Duvieusart

This lovely little flick by Stoquart and Duvieusart closes the astronomy-themed flicks for July. The animation was completed while they were still students at the Haute École Albert Jacquard in Namur, Belgium.     I found no more work by … Continue reading

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For several days this past week I worked on my project Marginalia for this month’s Instagram areyoubookenough challenge.

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Friday Night Flicks: Rick McMahan

Tonight’s flick depicts the scale of The Universe. (Warning: Do not watch if you already feel insignificant.)     McMahan has produced a number of illustrated/animated videos for NASA. If you have some astronomy questions, you might get them answered … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Cordage

I mentioned last week that, inspired by @alicefoxartist, I had collected dandelion stems for making cordage. This week I thought it might be a good idea to practice making cordage before I started using the dandelion stems which are in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: puppydust AKA Kim Taylor

Tonight’s flick continues the month’s astronomy theme. Here is a bit of background from animator Kim Taylor: A journey across the stars and heavens through antiquated astronomical diagrams. I unearthed some dusty old scientific textbooks in my father’s attic, and … Continue reading

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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.

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Friday Night Flicks: Annie Amaya

Tonight’s flick is a stop-motion animation by Annie Amaya. It was originally posted here in 2017 for Tanabata and the July 7 anniversary of this blog and my website — officially eight years old yesterday.  In this version of the … Continue reading

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