August 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Those Who Make

I get really inspired when other artists and craftspeople share the process behind their work. The internet is a terrific resource for finding videos along these lines. I recently came across the blog, Those Who Make, and their curated collection of videos and interviews. Their content covers a wide range of materials, disciplines, and subjects, but all grant the viewer an over-the-shoulder view as people make.

Here are two of the videos I found on Those Who Make:

I’ve only watched a small selection so far, but if you’re looking for inspiration this is a good place to go. Set aside about half an hour and watch a few.

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August 23rd, 2012 | Comments Off on Work-in-Progress Paper Cut Collage

I haven’t yet finished working on the latest paper cut collage design but I thought I’d share a few work-in-progress photos. I’ve been continuing with the intertwining shapes inspired by a recent commission, but this time I created a more flowing overall form.


I collaged this with a combination of origami paper and security envelope paper and then glued a second piece of card stock on the back before cutting away all but an outline of black paper.

Paper cut collage design

The final step will be to paint the cradle panel black and then mount the paper cut to the surface of the frame.

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August 21st, 2012 | Comments Off on Introduction to Altered Books Workshop at Blim – Fall Session

Coming up in September I’ll be teaching another altered book workshop at Blim. The session is three hours long and I try to pack in as much information as I can to get people inspired about working with books.

Please view the set of photos on Flickr of work created by students in previous classes.

Vancouver Maker Faire

For further details and to register for the class, please visit the Blim website.

Altered Book Workshop at Blim
Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Time: 2 to 5pm
Cost: $74.80 ($65 + tax + $2 service charge)
Location: 115 Pender St. E, Vancouver