Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Five books from our 11-12-13 exchange

Using the sequence of numbers, 11-12-13 in any fashion in the formation of a book, the book artists exchanged books in early December. The original idea was to exchange on November 12, 2013 ... but we opted instead to do so at the last gathering.

Here is a shot I took of 5 of the books. I didn't get many good photos so hopefully another lovely book artist did. I hope each will comment on their book ... or be willing to post something about the book they created.

Books pictured here are from (left to right) Kriss Bottino, Annette Bouchey, Lois Anderson, Patti Kirch, and Laura Gable.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gert's 11-12-13 Book

I finished the 11-12-13 book that now belongs to Donna Reynolds. The book is a counting book with 12 pages numbered consecutively. In addition to the Arabic numbering on the pages, there are triangles in numbers corresponding to the number on the page. The triangles are cut from cloth and have triangle shaped markings made with a wood-burning tool. The pages are a diamond shape with the long side measuring 13 cm and the shorter side 11 cm. I added a closure consisting of a bead at the apex of two middle points of the triangle and a wax linen tie to wrap around the beads. The two glass beads are mostly red with some black and the waxed linen is red with a red and a black bead on the end. The stand consists of a dark gray acrylic triangle with one side 11 cm, one side 12 cm and one side 13 cm. In the center of the stand is a clear acrylic rod positioned at a 13 degree angle. I bought the acrylic parts at RFB Plastics in Kennewick and Ron custom cut them for me. The book sits on a clear acrylic rod and is mostly held in place by gravity. It is prevented from sliding down the rod by an O ring from Ron's shop and a rubber gasket from ACE Hardware. At the top of the book is another O ring and a rubber gasket, but these serve no function other than make the display look finished.

Another Published Artist From Our Group.

We have another published artist in the Tri-City Book Arts Group. The artist is Marcia Keefer and her work is published in 500 Paper Objects, Gene McHugh, juror, published by Lark Crafts. Marcia has pieces on pages 166 and 303, but she says the labels are incorrect. The piece on page 313 is something of a book because it has words on it and is made from a previously published book.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Published Artists!

Two of our fabulous book arts artists, Bobi Wilson and Susan Steinhaus Kimmel, were honored to have their amazing artist's books featured in Julie Chen's publication of "500 Handmade Books - Volume 2". Congratulations Susan and Bobi.

Artists Bobi Wilson, and Susan Steinhaus Kimmel are featured in this new book.

They recently had a book signing at Barnes and Noble. Read more in this Tri-City Herald article: