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.

Folding paper can make your brain hurt.

Making a daily square for my #99DayProject leaves me part of each day free. This week I tried my hand at folding origami tessellations. Here’s what I made.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Passion of Roche Jagu

Tonight’s flick is an animation from James Stewart/Geneva Film Co based on a papercut by Béatrice Coron. From the Vimeo webpage: When two umbrellas from rival medieval clans are swept up by the tragedy of Roche Jagu castle, they must … Continue reading

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Week Four of my #99dayproject and a Modular Accordion

I finished another seven squares for my 99 day project this week. Monday was lilacs.

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Friday Night Flicks: Sam Heidinger

Ooops! Somehow it is Saturday and this week’s flick hasn’t been posted. (Given the day-to-day sameness of my life, I am surprised this doesn’t happen more often.) Today’s flick features the work of Calgary artist Sam Heidinger. She does paper … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Berry/Applesauce Cake: a DIY artist’s book and a recipe

The May book arts challenge on Instagram is #areyoubookenough_fruit. Since I live adjacent to a city named for a fruit —Saskatoon— and since the bushes grow wild where I live, I chose the Saskatoon berry. Although they are usually baked … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Anne Rosat

This week’s flick takes a look at another traditional form of paper cutting through the work of Swiss artist Anne Rosat.     You might want to try your hand at cutting  and gluing a little picture this weekend.

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Another week of cutting little squares, and some other things

We are waiting for rain, which influenced the square for today in my #99dayproject.

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Friday Night Flicks: Christine Kim

Today’s artist, Christine Kim, combines her elegant drawings with both hand- and machine-cut paper designs.     This weekend might be a good time to check out Kim’s website. If you like Kim’s work and have a few minutes to … Continue reading

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A 99 Day Project

You may have noticed various people doing 100 day projects or challenges in assorted places on the Internet. I have begun my own version. It will be a 99 day project because 9 is my favourite number. Here’s the square … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Hiromi Moneyhun

This week’s flick features the papercut artistry of Hiromi Moneyhun. While her work is in a more traditional vein than the three-dimensional work of Cat Lamora shown last week’s video, it is in a distinctive personal style.     You … Continue reading

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