4E projects….

For some reason I still have my goddess project hanging around the house. Hopefully it will be reunited with it’s box next week at OurFest. Shannon had such grand visions for OurFest, but life has been busy. It’s scaled back to a one day & overnight play-time on Tuesday. Here is the goddess book IContinue reading “4E projects….”

Death of the Ceramic Kimono

6am: Lightly sleeping… aware that the dog is on the bed… acupuncture cat on pillow… comfy until… “the cat broke your kimono.” “ARRRRGH!” “Darn Cat” What do ceramic artists or art collectors do when one of your favorite pieces is destroyed? You might swear at the cause, your stupidity for leaving it vulnerable, or swearContinue reading “Death of the Ceramic Kimono”

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”