Sunday, January 19, 2014
Studio Sunday-Book Play
I have been playing with the hot dog booklet as I work on material for a series of workshops called Book Play. The book in the back of the photo was made with a card stock weight vellum. The one I am most excited about is the circle on the stone. I will be doing a series of different sizes using, I think, Masa paper and all will contain this quote from Albert Einstein, hand-lettered in repitition inside: Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
In the workshops we'll use recycled materials and experiment freely with simple forms. Here's what I have written for this summer's 2-morning workshop at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Cape Cod:
Enjoy bookmaking at its most friendly and accessible—no rulers or precious papers, no designing or planning ahead. The emphasis is on freedom and possibility—how the simplest forms can be adapted, varied, and combined to unlock our creative juices. Using cereal boxes and grocery bags, buttons, and sticks, we'll make intimate books that fold and fan, hang and stand.
There will also be a 2-morning workshop on making Spirit Books at Castle Hill. They are scheduled for June 30 & July 1 and July 2 & 3.