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!
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.
I make artist books and wearable books, and occasionally develop performances and installations. My work explores visions and dreams that spring from the natural world. Inspiration abounds in the lush,dramatic Hudson River Valley of New York State where fate has kindly landed me.