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.

Happy Chanukah and Almost Advent

Most of my week was spent preparing posts for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021. The theme has expanded slightly. Now it is “Simple, Occasionally Unusual, and Mostly Non-adhesive Structures for Artists’ Books”. As a teaser, here’s a picture of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Lesley Randall

If you studied botany in school, or have used a guide to flower and plant identification, you have undoubtedly seen work by someone like Lesley Randall. For Lesley Randall, it’s the details that really make what she does so important. … Continue reading

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Temporary Framing

The big project for this week was mounting work for display at the Hand Wave Gallery. The pieces will be shown matted and backed, but not framed.

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Friday Night Flicks: Ayesha Gamiet

Tonight’s flick is a brief interview with artist/illustrator/Islamic manuscript illuminator Ayesha Gamiet. In the video she talks about spending a year using the colours of flowers for inspiration in Islamic geometry, then moving beyond that to a more intuitive use … Continue reading

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Hodge-podge*

It has been another week of mixed activities. While waiting for my mat board to arrive I selected nine works from my #99DayProject for delivery to Hand Wave Gallery.

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Friday Night Flicks: Tannya Harricks

This week’s flick features artist/illustrator Tannya Harricks from Sydney, Australia, and gives a quick look at her working process.     If you would like to see more of Harricks’ work this weekend, you could check out the paintings and … Continue reading

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The exciting and glamorous life of an artist

I was busy all week but this is the only art I made.

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Friday Night Flicks: Kerry Ingham

A change of pace from artist’s book, but definitely related, this week’s flick features the illustration work of Kerry Ingham.     You could spend a few minutes this weekend checking out Ingham’s work here and on her Instagram feed, … Continue reading

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A Little work and some Hallowe’en things

I started posting Mixed Messages IV on Instagram a few days ago —2/9 went up this morning— but since you may not follow me there, here are the first three in the series.

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Friday Night Flicks: Fears

Although not strictly a Hallowe’en flick, this animation seems appropriate for the season. Directed and animated by Nata Metlukh, Fear was made as a graduation film at the Vancouver Film School in 2015.     Metlukh has more work available … Continue reading

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