Category: Business of Art

11 Apr

Altered Book Workshop at Seattle Centre for Book Arts

This past weekend I was in Seattle teaching a two day altered book workshop for the Seattle Center for Book Arts. I had a really terrific group of people taking the class and everyone came away with beautiful work by the end of it. I really enjoy seeing what people do with the techniques I’ve […]

07 Mar

Hire Me, Hire An Artist.

Awhile ago I read an excellent blog post about artists as employees, written by Chris Ashworth. The title of his post was, “My competitive advantage: I hire artists“, and in it he explains his hiring of an artist and the huge difference this made to his company. For the full story you should really go […]

25 Feb

First Saturday Open Studios: March 5th Edition

Last month my friend Val Arntzen kicked off a series of open studio days happening on the first Saturday of the next few months until June. March 5th is the next date, and myself and a few other artists will be joining in by opening our own studios (or home in my case) for a […]

21 Feb

Beautiful Work From My First Altered Book Workshop

I was ridiculously nervous and anxious in the week leading up to teaching my first altered book workshop, but things could not have gone better with the class. There were six people in attendance, which was the perfect amount to allow everyone to spread out in the space. I started the class with a quick […]

18 Feb

Selling Work Through Bird on a Wire Creations

My exciting news this week is that some of my altered books are now available for purchase through Bird on a Wire Creations. At last I have someone else taking care of the marketing and selling of my work. Bird on a Wire is a relatively new retail store located on Main Street near Broadway, […]

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