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:http://art.uga.edu/cortona/about/

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 LULU.com here:http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/heartland-in-summer-an-artists-guide-to-illinois-wildflowers/7506605

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:http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348Available 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:http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/emerald-island-an-artists-guide-to-irish-wildflowers/7455872 (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:http://web.mac.com/nettles3/Artists_Books_of_the_70s/The_Nymph_of_the_Highlands,_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:http://web.me.com/nettles3/GSLIS_Summerschool/People_at_Work.html

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!http://www.hybridbook.org/conference.htm

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:http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

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