Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Coptic Bound Journals at nevermindtheart

Every semester I bind books as models for my classes. This causes a surge of books to flow into my studio. To share a few, I'm offering a selection of Coptic bound models as journals at nevermindtheart, my Etsy store. Most have distressed and painted covers, excellent to carry around in your bag. A few have archival paper, good for gifts, others have sketch paper or writing paper/copy paper. Check them out here.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Star 82 Review Winter Issue 4.4 is LIVE!

The sixteenth issue of the online and print magazine I edit, Star 82 Review (also known as *82 Review), is now available! This time we find people in groups and people alone, needing the company, but also wanting solitude. We have a photo by Robert Del Tredici of a young boy interacting with a sculpture in Chicago, and an erasure poem I did layered with a photo of a similar sculpture by the same artist and other images from Nashville, TN, when I was at the College Book Art Conference last year. New to the pages are photos from William Mark Sommer, whose images of urban solitude we saw at the SF Zine Fest in September. We are also fortunate to feature a photo of one of the last linoleum cut prints by Ken Rignall, a printmaking teacher of mine at CCA(C), a man we called "Uncle Ken." All these are in addition to darlene anita scott and Toti O'Brien's collages, and the heartfelt stories, poems, and art with strong emotional cores by a wonderful group of artists and writers.

Read online: http://star82review.com/4.4/contents.html

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Karen Barton
Ace Boggess
Matthew Chabin
Robert Del Tredici
Melissa Fu
Ame Gilbert
Alisa Golden
Howie Good
TS Hidalgo
Heikki Huotari
Nancy Iannucci
Ho Cheung LEE
Emily Light
Toti O'Brien
Al Ortolani
Deonte Osayande
Renuka Raghavan
Ron Riekki
Ken Rignall
Sherry Rind
Bradley Samore
darlene anita scott
William Mark Sommer
Autumn Stephens
Erin Striff
Mark Lee Webb
Tara Isabel Zambrano

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sewn Board Models from Scraps: Coptic Again

After spending several hours learning this Coptic with single boards so I could teach it, I became addicted and began rummaging around the classroom for leftovers. It is an interesting design problem, I think. Shapes, colors, what is hidden, what gets revealed as you turn the pages. Then there are decks of cards that can yield a permanent flush.

Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Small Books for Gifts

Here is a look back at the book art I made in 2016 that might make nice little gifts for someone you know. Details, ordering info, and more artwork at this link: nevermindtheart. Here are some suggestions, but the list is limitless.

I Found Out
suggested for the friend, the voyeur, the shy, the writer, the lover of overheard conversations

Alphabetical Lichencounters
suggested for the friend, the lover of nature, the designer, the gardener

The Catch
suggested for the friend, the lover of puzzles & tricks, the person of many identities

What We Reuse
suggested for the friend, the eco-interested, the human-interested, the collagist

A Fight for Chocolate
suggested for the friend, the chocolate-interested, the activist

Mrs. White Has Tea
suggested for friends and family of all ages