Coming soon_ Write Right: Card Deck

December 6th, 2015

write_right front
Another set of homonyms is finished and the decks are available in two sizes, the bridge and the smaller mini decks. They will soon be ready to ship from my store. Scroll down a bit and you will locate them:
These are the sets I found: abel able
aye eye beau bow blew blue boos booze cain cane chord cord coal cole
dawn don dear deer dike dyke drier dryer friar fryer gall gaul gamble gambol
genes jeans grim grimm hair herr hays haze heard herd knell nell
knew new lam lamb leaks leeks lear leer moor more pair pare
peal peel peat pete pillars pillers poor pour pray prey
read reed real reel rest wrest rhone roan rigger rigor
right write roam rome root route sacks sax sailer sailor
sails sales seaman seeman shelley shelly son sun
storey story straight strait thames tims toon tune
vails vales weakly weekly whyers wires

Famous Pair: Card Deck is now available.

December 6th, 2015

- 01 abraham issac- 04beck call bride

- 03ball chain batman- 02 back forth bacon egg

Ever since I found the gravestone with the surname Batman, I have been collecting names that are famous duos.
The decks are available in two sizes, the bridge and the smaller mini decks. They are ready to ship from my store. Scroll down a bit and you will locate them:

Works shown at the Krannert Museum

November 16th, 2015
Two of my early works that are in the Krannert’s permanent collection are currently on view in the exhibition Attachments which will be up until December 12. The show was organized by Amy Powell on a very broad interpretation of the word attachment.
window view
Window View from Warm Weather Wishes, toned and machine stitched photograph 1975.

Valley of the Shadow from Landscapes of Innocence, 1985.
Photo etching.

Playa ABC and others available from Vamp and Tramp as well as my site.

September 17th, 2015

You can ask Vamp & Tramp to show you copies of my ABC books the next time they pass through your town. The Playa ABC is featured this week on their New Arrivals page.
playa abc cloth 1

Books about “home” and “place” featured.

September 6th, 2015

I have several dealers who carry my artists’ books. This month some of my titles have been selected by both Vamp & Tramp in their featured page about “home” and by 23 Sandy Gallery in “Pages and Places”

Several of my Alphabets from 23 Sandy:

Close to Home from Vamp and Tramp:

You can see more images from Close to Home on my website here:

Teaching bookbinding at UIUC this month

August 28th, 2015

group shot
For the next four weeks, I will be the substitute teacher in Art & Design at the University of Illinois in the printmaking area teaching basic bookbinding and one print assignment. It is fun to be back in the facility that I left when I retired. The class is quite full and everyone is enthusiastic. The weather has been glorious, so I can ride my bike to work.

Place to appear in “Crafting Handmade Images” Focal Press

July 31st, 2015

This book by Brady Wilks will be ready for the fall teaching season. Look for my book Place inside.

Auld/Old Card Deck

July 18th, 2015

auld old 2bellleak leek lent lintnicks nix peak peek
Another gravestone card deck joined the other sets a while back. It is made up of homonyms which make learning to spell English a nightmare. It is available in two sizes at my store. You can see all of the cards if you follow this link:

See my book “Paper Birds” in the Hello Hedi show at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland

June 4th, 2015
I learned this structure from Hedi Kyle at a workshop that I took from her at Haystack School. It is a variation on perfect binding that uses a decorative strip on the spine and over the tops and bottoms of thick pages. This, and other books based on her structures are currently on view at the 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Residency at Playa, Summer Lake Oregon

April 30th, 2015

My month long residency at Playa is coming to an end. While at Playa, which is in southern Oregon near Summer Lake, I was deeply inspired by the landscape. I finished a few small books including Playa Posts, Small Discoveries, and Summer Lake. I will be posting more complete views of the pages under “External Links” soon.

Meanwhile, here is a link to an hour long podcast interview with several of the residents created by Oregon Public Radio and broadcast a few weeks ago on their program “State of Wonder.”
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