Installation view of Return Trips at PULSE, Miami

December 7th, 2009

This suite of prints from Return Trips was on view at PULSE in Miami the first weekend in December at Rick Wester Fine Art. You can see more of these images on my website here:


Books made in Italy

November 16th, 2009

I have recently complete four new books while teaching in Cortona, Italy. Two are based on famous women: Eve and Venus. The other two are sculptural accordion books that represent the up and downhill climbs in this medieval walled city.

New Italian Botanical Published

November 3rd, 2009

Recently, I finished my fourth botanical book. This one features the wildflowers found in Tuscany in late summer. Summer’s End: The Wildflowers of Italy It is available for $28 from here:

My Bookbinding classes in Cortona

October 9th, 2009

cortonaafternoonclss1.jpgcortonamorningclass.jpgI am having a wonderful time teaching for the University of Georgia’s Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. These are my students after our second crit. I will be putting their work on my website when I return to the USA in November.

I’m off to Cortona, Italy for three months to teach bookbinding.

August 24th, 2009

I will be teaching a semester for the University of Georgia’s Study Abroad program in Cortona, Italy. I have two sections of book arts to teach and will also be going on field trips to different hill towns every Saturday. Back in the states by Thanksgiving.When possible, I will be updating this page. Here is a link to their program:

Heartland Summer: An Artist’s Guide to the Wildflowers of Illinois

August 14th, 2009

Another botanical book is done and these are a few of the 88 pages. It is available for $28 from here:

Hanged Man T-shirt Now Available at my Store

August 9th, 2009

tarot-t-detail.jpgt.jpgI have made a limited amount of t-shirts with The Hanged Man from my Mountain Dream Tarot deck. Yes, this photograph actually required hanging my brother Jack (briefly). You can order a shirt at my store if you scroll down about half way: using Paypal.

Emerald Isle: An Artist’s Guide to Irish Wildflowers

July 28th, 2009

I have just completed a new 88 page botanical book of Irish Wildflowers, following a trip around that country. It can be seen on the LULU website here: (You can see a preview of the pages if you are patient while it loads) It sells for $28 and until Aug 27 you can get a 10% discount if you enter this code when you order: BEANETTLESB631. This is the second in a series of botanical books I plan to make. The first one was of Icelandic flowers and it is also at the LULU site.

The Nymph of the Highlands featured in VSW history

July 25th, 2009

vsw-cover.jpgThree of my early offset books are listed in Artists’ Books: Visual Studies Workshop Press 1971-2008. The one featured and described is The Nymph of the Highlands, which was a children’s book that featured a creation myth written by my sister Connie when she was about 13 years old. There are a few copies remaining of this book. You can see the contents here:,_1974.html

Summerschool Class is Over

June 29th, 2009

glsis-am.jpggslis-pm.jpgI taught two sections of a two week Bookbinding: History, Principles & Practice course for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. Everyone made 6 blank structures and one final book. You can see their work here:

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