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:

Free Library of Philadelphia Purchase Prize at Hybrid Book Conference

June 8th, 2009

hybrid-book.jpghybrid2.jpgI have just returned from The Hybrid Book Conference in Philadelphia, sponsored by the University of the Arts. There were excellent panels and over 100 vendors. My offset book collection was selected by Karen Lightner for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s collection.

Come see my table at the Hybrid Book: Philadelphia, June 5-6

May 29th, 2009

I will be showing my books at the Hybrid Book Conference next week in Philadelphia. Stop by and see me if you are there!

Paper & Book Intensive at Oxbow a big success.

May 28th, 2009

oxbow-bea.jpgoxbox-bill.jpgoxbow-fox.jpgoxbow-audrey.jpgI have just returned from 10 days at Oxbow near Saugatuck, Michigan where the 2009 Paper and Book Intensive was held. I took classes with Bill Drendel, Gabrielle Fox, and Audrey Niffenegger.

Bat for Lashes’ Guide to some of the influences that helped shape Two Suns (Natasha Khan’s second album)

May 5th, 2009

bat-spread.jpgbat-dazed-cover.jpgbat-detail.jpgbat_lashes_text.jpgToday I received a copy of Dazed and Confused, a British fashion and music magazine featuring Natasha Khan, the lead singer of Bat for Lashes. As part of the feature article, she includes photographs of two of my cards and cites my Mountain Dream Tarot deck as an influence that helped shape her latest album. She owns a vintage 1975 deck. The 2001 version can be ordered using Paypal here:

Lecture and the University of South Carolina: South East Association for Book Arts

May 5th, 2009

seba.jpgI will be giving a lecture on Monday May 11 at “Intimate Curiosities,” a regional conference to be held in Columbia, South Carolina. I was the judge for the book arts exhibition being held there this month. You can find out more about this conference here:

My Workshop in Alaska: April 2009

April 23rd, 2009

alaskaworkshop.jpgI spent two days on the University of Alaska’s campus teaching students and community members how to bind three styles of books. We had a great time! Outside the snow was melting, the sun eventually came out, and there was even a moose sighted in the parking lot.

Lecture and Book Signing at University of Puget Sound: April 21

April 2nd, 2009

If you live in the Seattle area, I hope you will consider attending my lecture sponsored by the University of Puget Sound Library. 6-7:30PM (Library Room 118)

One last book while waiting for spring: Green

March 27th, 2009

I have finished one last book, filled with images of green.

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