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.

Rust Prints and Playtime

I finished the last of the straight-pin rust prints this week. I ironed the prints and then scanned them. The last step (for now) was to process the images in Photoshop.

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Friday Night Flicks: Helvetica and Helvetica Now

Helvetica is one of those fonts that some people love to hate, but like most fonts (yes, I would even include Comic Sans) it has its uses. There are two short flicks tonight. The first is an animation by Jon … Continue reading

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Allsorts

I have been playing another ‘game’ found via the Internet. Lydia Rink put out a call for people to create pages which she plans to assemble into a collaborative artists’ book. Here’s a detail of one side of my page. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: X-Book With Pockets

Tonight’s video shows how to make the X-Book With Pockets from Making handmade books : 100+ bindings, structures & forms by Alisa Golden.     I found the video on Bound In Edinburgh. This weekend you might want to spend … Continue reading

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Ennead #1

Late Friday evening I was informed that my work Ennead #1 had not been selected for the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s 2019 Dimensions juried exhibition. This was not a big surprise.

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Friday Night Flicks: Corsoyard

Tonight’s flick is a mesmerising video of a young man making a sheet of paper. That’s it —a single sheet of washi.     Perhaps you will take a close look at some paper this weekend.

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The Juried Exhibition

For the past few weeks I have been intentionally not talking about a piece I have been making because I am entering it in a juried exhibition. By next Sunday the jurors will have selected the show and I will … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: on a brief hiatus

I have been really busy this week, so there is no flick today. I just did not have time to do any searching. My apologies to those who follow the flicks regularly. I will try to find something extra special … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About Some Other Things

Spring is trying her best to arrive, and although I will not be at all surprised by more cold weather, or even snow —it’s still March in Saskatchewan, after all— the worst of winter is definitely over. We have had … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Su Blackwell

I have long been a fan of Su Blackwell’s delightful paper sculptures made from books. Blackwell is currently coming to the end of the fund-raising period for a Kickstarter project: a book that will not only be a photographic display … Continue reading

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