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… and another new flexagon.

Last week I posted a new flexagon/fidget toy I invented after Paula Beardell Kreig inspired me to play with little squares of paper. I came up with a second design, which is the subject of this week’s post.

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Friday Night Flicks: ARKIR

Tonight’s flick is an introduction to ARKIR, and some of the works made by the eleven Icelandic book artists who constitute its membership.     If you would like to spend time this weekend learning more about book arts in … Continue reading

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It’s Paula’s fault

On August 8, 2021 Paula Beardell Krieg posted about a new flexagon she had invented. She was offering a workshop through MoMath and I signed up for it. I then missed the workshop by remembering the wrong time. (Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pocket/Hedi Kyle Panorama Book: Part Two

Last week I posted instructions for a model of a book structure that combines a pocket/modular accordion book with the panels from Hedi Kyle’s Panorama Book. This week’s post shows you how to make two projects based on that structure: … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Sophie Lécuyer

Tonight’s flick is an interview with illustrator and printmaker Sophie Lécuyer, and gives some glimpses of her works in book form.     If you would like a closer look at some of Lécuyer’s books, you could check out the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pocket/Hedi Kyle Panorama Book: Part One

I have been posting teasers about this project for a few weeks, and it’s finally here: the Pocket/Panorama Book. It is a combination of the pocket (modular accordion) book structure I played with at the start of this year and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Shibayamas by Giancarlo Shibayama

This flick is a bit longer than I usually post, but The Shibayamas is a larger undertaking than many artists’ books. It contains a history of emigration —personal, familial, and cultural— that seems appropriate in this time of mass migrations … Continue reading

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99 and Done

My #99DayProject is now complete. I finished the last square ahead, so you can have an advance peek at tomorrow’s square.

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Friday Night Flicks: This Quickening by Stephanie McCollough

The featured artist’s book this week contains three pop-ups. They are unusual for two reasons: they are constructed from pieces of tracing paper painted with gouache, and they are abstract illustrations of poems. From the webpage: For this pop-up artist … Continue reading

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More of the #99DayProject and a Sneak Peak

I am getting very close to the end of my #99DayProject with only eight days left after today. Here are this week’s squares.

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