Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Folded, Stitched, Inked and Leathered

Baseball Stitched, Father's Pastime
by Lenore Lynch

Paternal Poetry, Memories in Watercolor
by Lenore Lynch

Folds and pamphlets of Seasons, Fatherly Memoirs
by Lenore Lynch

Collage Covered Healing Journal
by Annette Bouchey

Washtucna whisps of Birch, Basket
by Kris Botino

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monotype Printing, layering Continuum and Leather

Patti Kirch's first layers, pages demanding print, acrylics, inks, rhythm...

Vicki Gerton's previous labyrinth wood block print and layers

Vicki Gerton's botanical dyed paper and fabrics, a base for monotype printing layers

Vicki Gerton's hand bound Leather Journal,
Scrap leather from Bonnie Baker, tooled for beauty and bound for function. 

Monotype Print January at Vicki's Studio

Fabrics, textures, rhythms and layers

papers, acrylics, scrapers, pattern blocks

Inks, flowing inks

Winter White and Monotype Print January day

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Safari Tote to classic Hardcover Journals

Safari Tote
hand painted, hand stitched and artist designed
Artist: Barb Sherril

Repurposed envelop transitioned into a multi layered book, including sprayed inks and acrylics, glazed with a gel medium
Artist: Annette Bouchey

House of Women Assemblage
Artist: Annette Bouchey

Karen Schaefer's, Bobi Wilson's, DS Watkin's, Annette Bouchey's and Patti Kirch's (favorite red),  hard covered journals results from Susan Kimmel's workshop held at DS Watkin's Studio.  Susan's Notes outlined tips to smart gluing, exacting measurements, alternative binding, book cloth making, hand saws and hole guide and how to fit everything into one day.

Old Clip Board Inspiration
Karen's ability to post what she likes to look at, techniques she wants to remember, bezels, layers, lace, words, photos inclusive, beautifully all on a clipboard, simply impressive.
I have one question, is it that easy?
Artist: Karen Schaefer

Elemental Book Arts, a collection

Enameled Copper
heated and stitched, hand painted fabrics
 Artist: Barb Sherril

Fire Flower
water soluble shaper, form, diameter, reinforced with stitches gives hints to the artist's work
Artist: Barb Sherril

Raindrops view #1
Artist: Barb Sherril

Raindrops view #2
a dollar sourced box,  a treasure
rocks, beads and hand painted fabric.
A look closer and notice the crystalline agate casper, glass beading
Artist: Barb Sherril 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Two Blank Journals and Content without Covers

Two Journals for two reasons!
A White Elephant gift exchange during a white out and the snow kept piling up.  The journal on the left's pages are wonderfully tantalizing filled with blank hemp for inks and 140# for wets. The Journal on the right, filled with engineering paper, is a gift for an elephant admiring engineer, while recently in Thailand, rode an elephant, with exponential elephants in this story...
Both White Elephant journals are coptic bound with bees waxed hemp, glass seed beads finish off the braided "tail" closure.

Enso, (a Japanese circle) India ink and Cherry Blossoms, watercolor on 140# hot press, are pages of experiments. The upper left circle is a tapestry cartoon for the January Art A Day challenge.  Woven Tapestry techniques can give an impression of illusion and magic, in a dream can I imagine that same magic on paper...
Patti Kirch

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tapestry Scroll, Hanafubuki and Tea for Two

January was far from grey while I wove Hana, (Cherry Blossom) Fubuki, (Snow Blizzard)
Hanafubuki is the proper name for a Cherry Blossom Blizzard!

It's good luck when a Cherry Blossom lands in one's cup of tea.

Ha! foreshadowing occurs in photography very well, and also note that this tapestry is finished on both sides, you are viewing the backside of this tapestry.

Tapestry Scroll, Hanafubuki and Tea for Two, 5 3/4" x 33"
woven January 2016
Patti Kirch