Expressive Adventures in Book Arts

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

October Spirit Shapes Books

What a variety in book forms this month, even with four people starting from the same hinged paper frame.  All the books offer really inviting ways to peek into the rich sensory aspects of October.  Delicious!






Rose Anne


A Delightful Evening at the Heermance Memorial Library

Many thanks to the Friends of the Heermace Memorial Library for inviting me lead a book arts workshop on October 8.  The first delight of the evening was discovering the historic waterfront district of Coxsackie NY.  The next delight was the beautiful garden approach to the library.  But, best of all was the spirit of the people who shared such lively joy in the workshop.  I had a wonderful time!
This workshop offered two interesting challenges.  First, we let water have a hand in shaping the book by playing with the way water moves ink and buckles paper.  Then we shifted gears from bold experiment to the precision of Japanese stab binding.  At the end of the evening, we saw that everyone's book revealed its own bold character and exciting surprises.