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V-Pockets Book Cover

        Last Sunday morning  I was trying out different ways of folding 11″ x 17″ paper to make a folded book cover.  When the structure that I’ve drawn out in the document above appeared in my hands I was so excited that I kept making one right after the other, and, thus began my Off… Continue reading V-Pockets Book Cover

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More Books to Fill

A few summers ago I read Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. The title completely caught my attention, and I searched out the book – this was before it was a NY Times best seller and could be found just everywhere.  I loved the book, and  casually began following Ariely’s work.  This past winter I checked out his… Continue reading More Books to Fill

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Off to South Africa

    This past Christmas I received a card from my pal Nancy, celebrating that, in lieu of a gift, she had donated a bicycle, in my name, to a charity which refurbishes and distributes bikes to people whose lives will be enhanced by the acquisition of two-wheeled transportation. Handmade books bound for Pretoria     One good turn… Continue reading Off to South Africa

8 1/2" x 11" Book Making · Book Art · Drawings

Rembrandt and Jose

I decided I needed some help with a two-hour workshop that I was leading this past weekend. I looked towards two artists, Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter 1606- 1669, and Jose Gaytan, Brooklyn photographer, 1949-2011, for support. Here’s one of Rembrandt’s drawings: and here’s a landscape photographed by Jose ; What these two gentlemen have… Continue reading Rembrandt and Jose