Bookbinding at Sitka: Part 2

Class photos: Ann Kresge’s Creative Bookbinding at Sitka June 22-24, 2009 Ann talking about some of her books. Her Mt. Olympus book was created using block prints. Each image was hand sewn into the accordion folded pages. The images describe to the viewer her hike up Mt. Olympus in Greece with school children. Notice howContinue reading “Bookbinding at Sitka: Part 2”

Bookbinding at Sitka with Ann Kresge- Part 1

Back to reality from 3 glorious days at Sitka. What a wonderful place to go. I highly recommend taking a workshop there. Great staff, incredible location, good facilities and wonderful instructors. I took a workshop from print/bookmaker Ann Kresge on the basics of bookbinding. I needed this workshop a couple of years ago, but I’mContinue reading “Bookbinding at Sitka with Ann Kresge- Part 1”

Gyotaku with Rubber Fish

On Saturday night after going out for dinner and a movie with friends,  Tracie took me to her car and passed off a big grocery bag full of rubber fish. WOW! I was so excited! Tracie teaches 4th grade at an elementary school here in Albany. She is gearing up to change schools so everythingContinue reading “Gyotaku with Rubber Fish”

Basic Tunnel Book Tutorial

This is for you Wendy Y-H. Hope you take a peek! For this seasons 4E house project I’ve decided to create a tunnel book. Each artist has to respond to the previous artist’s page, there is no real subject (well, not at this point because I’m still creating the back ground). Tunnel books are assembledContinue reading “Basic Tunnel Book Tutorial”

Gyotaku at Carols

After taking the rubber fish class from Fred Mullet at ArtFest (it was our third day and I didn’t post any of the results from the class) Carol really wanted to have us come over for fish printing with the real thing.  Lauren and I met at Carol & Harry’s place for the Gyotaku experience.Continue reading “Gyotaku at Carols”

6 Sides 2 Every Story

Last year I participated in a collaborative block print project. The starting printer chose the subject from a news article, carved their image on one side of the 2″ x 2″ x 2″ cube and sent it on to the next person. The next participant read the news articles and created their own image fromContinue reading “6 Sides 2 Every Story”

Satsuma Press Workshop

What a great way to start March! About a month ago I signed up to take a 2.5 hr workshop from artist Lynn Russell at her Satsuma Press studio. Lynn is a recent transplant to Corvallis from Portland. She has built up a nice business on Etsy and through shops prior to moving here. SheContinue reading “Satsuma Press Workshop”