Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rabbit Brush and Unkept Hair pinhole projectors

Book Artist: Patti Kirch
                  Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig
                                      Experimenting with Eclipse Shadows,
                                                      between my fingertips, in my hair and under rabbit brush.
                       Too busy chasing shadows to notice eclipses buzzing about my bonnet!
Thank you Laura for pointing out the obvious, sharp near and fuzzy far shadows.
photo by: Laura Gable

Thank you Gary and Debbie Kleinknecht
for inviting Book Art Tri-Cities to safely view the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse
at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig.
Pictured to the left
Vicki Gerton and Doug and Laura Gable.
Book Artist and photo by: Patti Kirch
99337's zip code 96.8% eclipse, not totality, yet totally in the moment.
Objective Observation conversations, sketching, painting and nibbling on eclipse frosted cookies!

Book Artist: Laura Gable
Opposite view of Solar Eclipse, shadow from a Classy Cowgirl hat, owner Pam Sharp.

Experimental Solar Eclipse pinhole projector stations.
photo by: Patti Kirch

Book Artist and photo by: Patti Kirch
Rabbit Brush pinhole projector, on gator board.

Book Artist and photo by: Patti Kirch
Embracing our Rabbit Brush and Eclipse Shadows

photo and book art challenge by: Patti Kirch
and colander solar eclipse shadow conclusions to be continued
into Book Art content!

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