Author Archives: Byopia Press

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than thirty 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.

Endings and Beginnings

This week saw the completion of my response to the January #areyoubookenough challenge prompt: Expectations.

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Friday Night Flicks: Collage Artist | Ekua Holmes

It’s #februllage on Instagram and I am playing along for the month, so I thought I would feature collage artists here this month. Today’s video introduces Ekua Holmes during her artist’s residency at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.     … Continue reading

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Heart-In-Hand

My maternal grandfather was Pennsylvania Dutch, so it is possible that he made a papercut valentine or, perhaps, a heart-in-hand love token for my grandmother.

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Friday Night Flicks: Mohawk Paper, The Making of Mohawk Superfine

I first posted this for a Friday Night Flick back in 2014, almost a decade ago. There was some discussion on the Book_Arts-L recently about the term “superfine”, so it seemed an appropriate time to revisit the video.     … Continue reading

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Cut Paper Valentines

I learned something this week: when designing a papercut I think like someone who works with a knife, not like someone who works with scissors.

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Friday Night Flicks: Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead

Tonight’s flick shows paper pulp used to create pictures rather than packaging. The video is longer than I usually post, and shows the full process beginning with making pulp from plants. If you just want to watch the pulp painting … Continue reading

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Making A Clamshell Box

This week I used all the new corner clamps I got from iBookbinding to build a box I designed to hold them. It was an excuse to try them out.

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Friday Night Flicks: Colourform Pulp Packaging with CupCycling™

My apologies for the delay in posting this. I had the video selected, then scheduling it fell off my ‘To Do List’. Many people start their learning process in paper making by recycling paper at home. James Cropper Paper takes … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About This and That

Early this past week David and I drove to Outlook, Saskatchewan to deliver and install my solo exhibition at the AGO. (Sorry, Art Gallery of Outlook. I can’t resist using the initials.)

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Friday Night Flicks: Marieke de Hoop

The theme for Friday Night Flicks this month is paper making, and tonight’s video introduces Dutch paper maker Marieke de Hoop.     If you would like to try making your own paper, you could watch this video on the … Continue reading

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