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Making Artists Books

I recently wrote several posts —Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part One,  Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Two, and Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Three— that began with an unusual book structure used by Wendy Feldberg. Here is … Continue reading

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Square Dance is now open

My solo exhibition Square Dance has been installed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery and is now open to the public under current Covid-19 rules.

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Friday Night Flicks: Emily Martin

I usually try to avoid posting videos a lot of my readers have likely seen before, but I am feeling a bit lazy at the moment. I have spent two years getting ready for a solo exhibition, I recently finished … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

It is January 2021, and I wish you all a better year than the last one. I will be delivering the works for my solo exhibition Square Dance in a few days. It will open (whatever that may mean by … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Geometrical Spaces

Elena Mir has created three-dimensional surfaces by layering cut paper. Tonight’s stop-motion video shows the pieces growing as layers are added, one by one.     For a completely different approach to layered papercuts, you might check out the work … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Of Paper & Insects

This week’s paper cutting flick is a short process video by Claudia Foo.     If you enjoy process videos, you can watch another one here. If you would rather start learning to do your own paper cutting this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: An Introduction to Psaligraphy

The remaining three Fridays in November will feature videos about paper cutting. The first is a short film made by Sonya Padilla at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. It shows works from an exhibition of scissor cuts by Karen … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Komagata Katsumi

If you are looking for new creative approaches to use in artist’s books, you might do well to check out the children’s book section of your local library or bookstore. Many of the artist’s books created by Bruno Munari are … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bruno Munari

Italian artist/designer/inventor Bruno Munari published his “Libro Illeggibile” in 1949. He continued to create artist’s books —and many other things— until his death in 1998. Tonight’s flick from Edicion de Arte shows page-throughs of three of his artist’s books: An … Continue reading

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The Right Box

I made a test version of the box for Twenty-twenty Hindsight this week. I made a quick template –without side flaps– and cut it from the card stock I plan to use for all nine of the final boxes. I … Continue reading

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