August 30, 2016

As I mentioned last week, we were off to Tucson for funeral. We went to show our respect and mark the passing of a man important to Greg and our family. Mike Enis was somehow related to Greg and his dad, although we couldn’t really tell you how. More importantly, Mike Enis was kind and welcoming and had terrific stories. He was also a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a political activist, and a cultural historian and language teacher for the Tohono O’odham people. Mike also h...

August 23, 2016

Well, here it is Tuesday again. And look, a blog post! I had to laugh when I realized I’ve been so busy since last Tuesday that I haven’t read any more of the book about getting organized and making routines. I’ll have to tell you about that another time.

When I was studying art in college,  I remember a discussion where a student pointed out that a “real artist” would let everything else in life go in order to make art. Art would come before family, income, chores, even eating.

Piffle.

This r...

August 16, 2016

I think one of the hardest, and most important, things we can do as artists is create habits and routines to support our art-making. I’ve been creating, trying and ultimately re-creating, trying and often failing, to create habits and routines as an artist for nearly ten years.

Ten years. Wow. It doesn’t feel that long ago that I was truly terrified of calling myself an artist, let alone leaving the office work world to work in a studio and classroom. Along the way I’ve discovered that I am a mas...

February 3, 2016

I'm  a sucker for Valentine's Day. Perhaps it is my love for chocolate or perhaps it is the pretty cards. My otherwise non-gushy husband often gives me a beautiful, sentimental card that melts my heart for the rest of the year -- (I usually hear "ditto" in response to my professions of love.)

This year I've made a flutter book for you using images of the valentines I remember from my childhood. Remember those pretty paper valentines with the silly sayings and thin white envelopes? One of my earli...

February 1, 2016

**Two spaces left for the workshop this Saturday, February 6, 2016 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Ginger’s Morgan Hill Studio**

Create a box full of books that we’ll make out of polymer clay “chocolate” and paper. Your sweetheart will want to eat the delicious looking chocolates and then be tickled to find out that each is really a book with your sentiments inside. Make a whole box full for someone special or several small books for individuals. Class fee $100, Materials Fee $15

Here are some photos of the c...

January 6, 2016

Artists in general are some of the most kind and generous people I've met. Book Artists, specifically, are especially giving of their time and talent. It is pretty easy to find free tutorials on how to bind handmade books, but unusual to find books with actual content available for free.

 

Cathryn Miller, of Byopia Press, offers two artists' books for you to print and make at home. 

The most recent, a DIY artists' book (although she's really done most of the work for you) is titled Feathe...

March 24, 2015

Every day I’ve been thinking of blog posts that should be here, but instead are stuck in my head while working on orders for artist books. I’m happy to share with you that Codex was a wonderful success for me personally! I’ll give you more details soon and share some of the fabulous artwork that I saw while there.

 

In the meantime, here is a preview in the form of a show, Codex Finds 2015,  curated by 23 Sandy Gallery’s Laura Russell. It is an honor to have been invited by Laura to participate. I...

February 6, 2015

 

 

In preparation for Codex, I am releasing a new Artist Book, Public Privacy.

 

Public Privacy examines the tension between our need for privacy and the transparency of modern life. 

 

Just as our windows allow us to see out during the day, at night they become view screens to the passerby. Our devices allow us great personal freedom, but at what personal cost? Whether through open curtains or social media posting our permission to watch is implicit. In an age of Facebook, Instagram and Google...

January 27, 2015

Today I am proud to share with you a new artist book, Birth/Control.

 

Birth/Control explores the history and public debate surrounding what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor.

 

Birth/Control features eleven signatures, each with an original poem and layered imagery of quotes, birth control methods and the female reproductive system. 

 

SACRED

 

A sacred vessel.

A woman's womb, meant to bear

Babies for her God.

 

A pope, a prophet

Dressed in consecrated robes

From pulpit on high

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