August 2011

30 Aug

Private View at Bird on a Wire Creations

For the month of September I am one of the featured artists at Bird on a Wire Creations. On Thursday September 1st there will be an evening opening at the shop to kick things off – with music, food, and the artists in attendance. I invite you to attend and visit this lovely little Main […]

24 Aug

Pleated Paper Folding

On the weekend I met up with origami artist, Joseph Wu, to hang out and learn how to fold paper into pleats. Joseph had offered to share his vast knowledge of paper folding techniques when he saw my latest altered book experiments on Instagram. It took me forever to fold the first sheet of paper, […]

23 Aug

Altered Books: Experiments with Page Folding

Experiments with new directions in book altering continues, this time with all the pages still attached to the covers. These explorations are part of the planning stages of a commissioned piece for a client, and I wanted to try something different. Normally I follow the same pattern of folding the pages through out a book […]

18 Aug

Altered Books: Experimenting with Book Bursts

I recently picked up a copy of The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti at Oscar’s Art Books, and last week I began exploring some of the projects from its pages. I was drawn to the elegant simplicity of these book bursts, which are made from cutting a book into sections and then folding the pages. […]

16 Aug

Upcycled Collage: Hummingbirds

I’m still a week behind on sharing new work, but my excuse this time is vacation. Boris and I were on Pender Island with friends for five nights and it was a glorious getaway for all those involved. I debating doing a big of blogging while I was there, but I preferred having a laptop-free […]

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