|First off, there was a little passport station....always a good thing...|
|Tiny accordion book filled with bird stamps -- very cool. I just wandered from table-to-table looking at all the amazing work the artists were selling.|
Check it out below...
|Gelli printing (free) demo given by Dorit Elisha. I first heard about Dorit reading Seth Apter's blog The Altered Page awhile back. Dorit and I "met" via e-mail since we both live in the Bay Area and then we met in person at the Book Arts Jam. Her gelli printing was really wonderful as was the artworks she was selling at her table.|
Check out her website at that link above and you'll see.
|Dorit's gelli printing...|
|A three fold book cover made from a large inter-office envelope. I like it.|
|Small suitcase filled with zines! I bought one, of course.|
|Request a poem -- and have it typed out on a typewriter -- good idea!|
|My favorite table......since I like to work on making things myself, this table of paper ephemera was my favorite.|
Great selection of beautiful papers, old bank books, ledger pages with beautiful cursive writing...on and on...
|Luckily I have a lot of paper like this already so I could resist these...|
|But then I discovered the little packets of stamps.....no resisting those...|
|I started a little Xmas shopping at this table.....|
|Another free workshop......how to make a one-page-wonder zine. I already knew how but it is fun to see how someone else does it.|
|Who knew old, outdated foreign currency could be so beautiful? I had to get some of these old, out-of-circulation bills and now I have to think up something to make with them.|
|Beautiful handmade book by Jody Alexander - click here to check out her Wishi Washi Studio website. A real inspiration. This book was made from Library pockets and Due Date Cards and so cool. I am still wishing I could have bought one. Jody gives classes in her studio in Santa Cruz, CA and she also has online classes. |
My art pals and I are hoping for a day trip down to Santa Cruz to take a workshop with Jody.
So, unlike the kid's book about the No Good, Very Bad Miserable Day.....it was a
Really Good, Very Fun, Interesting Day at The Book Arts Jam....
There's the link, they have it every year....I'm just sayin'.
Sooooooo things are getting just a little too busy around these parts. I'm just trying to stay with it and get as much done as I can.
But the fun keeps on coming. I spent all day yesterday in a terrific collage workshop. Just found out about a really good altered book workshop in early December. Next Saturday is the big Cavallini sale, that big national (US) holiday involving too-much-food is next week, and the SF Correspondence is having a Xmas party coming up soon..... oh yes, and work...
See what I mean? Busy!
And last week was a crummy mail week. I should be glad it gave me a chance to catch up on my own outgoing mail but you know what?
I wasn't happy at all.
I need mail.
SEND GOOD MAIL ---- GET GOOD MAIL