Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The black and white book with red poppies is going to be donated to a fundraiser for the Berea Arts Fest. I have done Berea Arts Fest the last two years and put in an application again for this year. I've applied for a couple other shows so far this year, and am waiting to hear back about acceptance.
online. Call Small Studio (440-808-8599) to register and reserve your space.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A while ago I wrote about planting a window box of vegetables in my post Indoor Gardening: Part 1. At the same time I re-potted my Jade plant and potted a new little succulent. It took me a while to get some good photos of my newly potted plants, due to lack of sunshine and lack of time at home.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Today I had the opportunity to teach high school students bookbinding as part of a larger art project. The school received a grant to do an artistic exchange program with a school in Montreal. The project theme is "Equity and Diversity." The students started by going to the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation and learning how to make paper.
A few weeks later (that's today!) I delivered the handmade paper to the students, and walked them through a simple book structure. The covers are cardboard from recycled boxes, with book cloth for the spine, and a single signature of handmade paper sewn to the book cloth. The class periods were short, so I left step-by-step sewing instructions drawn on the whiteboard for next week. After the books are completely assembled, the students are going to add content relating to the theme and send them to the students in Montreal.
During our bookbinding session, a reporter from the News Herald came by to write an article about the project and put together a video for their website. Check out the article and the video here!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
And now for something completely different! I usually post about art, sewing, knitting, and general craftiness. Lately my life has been taken up by figure skating. Ice dancing, to be specific. I am preparing for the 2013 US Figure Skating Adult National Championships. Next week I will be flying to Arizona and competing at the silver level with my partner. Since I haven't made any books this week, here is a video of my test for the Rocker Foxtrot from a few weeks ago (partnered by my coach.)