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.

Post #401 and a Valentine Love Note

Friday’s post was #400. Who would have thought I would keep it up this long?! In celebration, here’s an early Valentine. The Advent stars didn’t give people much lead time, so I thought posting this a month ahead would be … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Cyclotrope and The Bicycle Animation

In late December I posted a video that involved making music with bicycle parts. Today’s flicks use bike wheels to animate images. Tim Wheatley has taken the rear wheel off a bike for his video.     Katy Beveridge (and … Continue reading

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Parcel post

I sent off some things in the mail this week. The big job was preparing an order for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Some of you may remember this jar. I wrote about Thank Your Lucky Stars on May … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Keith Newstead and Paul Spooner

I only discovered the work of Keith Newstead after getting high speed internet, but I have known about Paul Spooner since the late 1980s, when my brother-in-law gave me a book by Spooner called The Zoo of Tranquility. It contained … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2017

The holiday season tends to throw one’s regular schedule off track (especially if one writes 25 posts in a month) but I have been trying to get things a bit closer to normal. I have been occupied this week with … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Specialized “Holiday Card”

Some of us miss riding our bicycles in the winter. This isn’t the same, but it is a clever alternate use of a bicycle’s parts.     May you welcome in a happy and healthy New Year this weekend. (P.S. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-five and a star for the coming New Year

Today’s post includes two stars that are intended for New Year’s Eve: both are tatos (traditional origami paper purse), though one is based on a triangle and the other on a hexagon.

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-four and a money star

It’s the last minute and you are resorting to giving someone cash or a gift card for Christmas. (I understand that many adolescents actually prefer a prepaid credit card as a present.) There is a star you can fold out … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-three and another star bread

I plan to keep trying until I get it right. This one is really close. The last time David was baking bread, I begged one loaf’s worth of dough from the batch. The dough contained both oats and barley flour … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Tom Lehrer — A Christmas Carol

Although it is not a video, I thought you might enjoy this seasonally appropriate bit of musical satire.     I hope you don’t need to go shopping this weekend.

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