17 July 2011

All Over the Board

This summer has not had a theme or cohesive pattern. 
I have been dabbling in all kinds of things with no real focus. 
Just playing all over the board. 

There is the on going practice following the teachings of Denis Brown's 'Italic Rhythm to Polyrhythm'. The practice time comes and goes. I should be practicing more consistently than I am, but still I am gleaning tons from the videos.

Then there is the woodworking. I have been making custom dinky dip holders. And was able to make a desperately needed flat file for the studio. Once I had the file completed, that lead to the cleaning and reorganizing of the studio. 

(at the height of the organizing chaos)

I have also started an online video class. This something I rarely do, my second one ever. The class is by Mary Ann Moss and is titled Full Tilt Boogie. It is a visual art journal binding adventure. I chose it because Mary Ann Moss takes the total opposite approach to creating than I do. She is chaotic and messy and approaches creating with an anything goes attitude. The chaotic and messy aspect I need to embrace more, so I signed up with Mary Ann. I have fully enjoyed the videos and the binding techniques. I am loving filling my pages with whatever, no concept, no theme, just play!

10 July 2011

Bound and Lettered

I have just received the current issue of Bound and Lettered. It is a great publication on 
books, papercraft, and calligraphy.

I have had my subscription for a few years and 
always look forward to getting it. The magazine can be purchased from John Neal Booksellers
I am honored to say I was able to participate in this issue. 
A small manuscript book I made for the yearlong Reggie Ezell class,
'Primitive to Modern', was featured.

If you do not receive this supscription, you should definitely look into it.
Bound and Lettered always has a wealth of information
and lots of eye candy. And if you would like to participate, they are always looking for how-to
articles on calligraphy, bookbinding, and paper crafts.

This issue also has an article by Fiona Dempster, 
arthur of the blog Paper Ponderings, about the project A Letter A Week
Check out these links if you enjoy letters and artist books.

04 July 2011

Happy Fourth

Two of the things that make America great!


I praise God to have the privilege to live
in such a place and time!