January 2012

31 Jan

Artist Interview: Valerie Arntzen

A goal I’ve been meaning to do since the previous year was to put together a series of artist interviews for my blog. I figured it would be a great way to connect with and showcase the work of other artists. Much over-thinking and procrastination later, I drafted up questions and pinged the first interview […]

25 Jan

Intimate Studio Visit with Hugh Kearney

On the weekend I attended the first in a series of monthly studio visits organized by the Eastside Culture Crawl. Hugh Kearney hosted our small group in his cosy Railtown studio and his colourful work was the perfect counterpoint to the dreary weather outside. My friend Val and I were the first to arrive, and […]

24 Jan

Work-In-Progress: The Sketchbook Project

I started working on my Sketchbook Project at the end of last week and things have been going very well. I decided I wanted to experiment and keep things loose with this and so far it’s working wonderfully well. I’ve chosen to do a mix of paper cuts and collage on alternating pages, exploring the […]

24 Jan

Guest Workshop at Blim

In February I will be sharing my book altering techniques as a guest teacher at Blim. The workshop is a short introduction to making altered books, with a focus on paper folding. To get an idea of some of the work you can make in this class, check out the set on Flickr of work […]

18 Jan

Inspiration: Altered Book Artists Round Up Part 2

The round up continues with more of artists working in altered books that I’ve come across over the years. Be sure to follow the links to their websites to learn more about each artist. Guy Laramee Guy Laramee carves stunningly detailed landscapes from stacks of books. Isaac Salazar Isaac Salazar uses math and an exacto […]

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