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Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Thread Typography

Traditional methods of lettering have long interested me, but I also enjoy creative alternatives when I come across them. Tonight’s flick by Pramodchavan shows an artist creating decorative letter forms with string and ink and paper.     This weekend … Continue reading

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Rescheduled

Monday was the deadline for sending in a List of Works for my September exhibition Square Dance. I also had to provide three high resolution images, a Short Biography, and a longer Artist’s Statement. I spent a good part of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Cooper Black

I thought it was time to post another round of typography videos so I’ll start with Alex Killian’s flick, Cooper Black, made as a project for a Visual Journalism class.     Killian’s flick is really just a teaser because … Continue reading

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Birthday Books

It was my birthday this past week. David spread it out from Monday to Saturday. He brought me a huge bouquet of lilacs on Monday that lasted until Friday, then this smaller bunch on Saturday morning. He also gave me … Continue reading

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FRAGILE, a DIY artist’s book

As promised, this week’s post features a DIY version of FRAGILE, my recent artist’s book created for the #areyoubookenough_break challenge on Instagram.

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Three thousand seven hundred and eighty

One of the mental games I played this week was doing arithmetic in my head, so I know that is the number of stitches it took to complete the designs on the little coloured panels for the nine versions of … Continue reading

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Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks : Psalter World Map

Tonight’s flick combines two of my loves: books and maps. The video is from the British Library Learning series on Vimeo.     You might spend a few minutes this weekend admiring some pop-up and movable books —another of my … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Book Restoration

Another binder/conservator is featured in this week’s Friday Night Flick: Judith Ivry.     Although there is no information provided on Ms. Ivry on the Vimeo page for the video, I did some internet sleuthing and dug up her website. … Continue reading

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