Monday, August 03, 2020

Talking About The Spirit Books

I am honored to have been chosen for the Jaffe Center for Book Arts' featured Artist of the Week short video. I talk about the process of making the Spirit Books in general and this one, Spirit Book # 90: Rising Certainty in particular. It's not long: five minutes, eighteen seconds to be exact. If you are interested, do take a look. The sooner the better. It's only there for viewing for the rest of the week.
Here's the link:

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Lammas Greetings 2020

Lammas is the first day of autumn in the Celtic calendar. It is the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox and celebrates the first harvest. Written with Speedball C-4 and C-5 nibs and Holbein's Artist Pearl Gold Gouache on Lokta paper from Nepal.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

For John Lewis

This is the final sentence in an opinion piece by the late Congressman John Lewis which was published today in the New York Times. He wrote it shortly before his death to be published on the day of his funeral.

And my John Lewis story: When I saw Black Panther, I was so taken by King T'Challa's speech that I wrote it out the next day. When I heard that John Lewis loved the movie, I sent it to him. And he sent me back this lovely note! I was so moved by his funeral service today. Such strength. Such love.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Woman's Suffrage Book Underway—You Can Help


I had been thinking about doing a project to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the US earlier this year. Then the pandemic hit and I forgot about it. It suddenly came to me that I wanted to do something which evolved from yesterday's idea of a postcard to today's of a book. I have a deadline as I would like to have it available by August 18th, the day the 19th Amendment was ratified. I would like to get the book uploaded to KDP for printing by the middle of next week. As you can see, time is of the essence. I would greatly benefit from your assistance.

I am looking for 20-25 quotes in all. I have quotes from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Abby Kelley Foster, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Sarah Grimk√©. Shorter is better as I want the lettering to have a graphic impact. If you have suggestions, please email them to me. If you have concise biographical information about the writer/speaker, please share that too. If I use your quote, I will credit you in the book. 

I look forward to hearing from you and of course, I'll let you know when the book is available for purchase in the bookstore of my website. Feel free to pass this along. Thanks so much.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice 2020

Written with Brause Steno Nib 361
and Dr. Martin's Spectralite 18 carat gold ink
on Lokta paper from Nepal

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

First Video in Keepsake Books Video Series

The first two videos of the series are now up on Youtube. The first one is the simplest accordion you can make with a theme of We Are All In This Together. The second is a fan book of Words to Inspire and Sustain.
You can view them here.

There are 8 projects in the series. New ones will be uploaded to Youtube on Tuesday and Friday afternoons for the next three weeks. If you subscribe to my channel, you'll be notified when they are posted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Trailer for a New Video Series

I have a new video series in the works. It's called Keepsake Books To Celebrate and Commemorate. It is a response to the times we are in. I really enjoyed making the samples and hope you will enjoy making the books. Watch the trailer to see what's coming.
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