Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Journals and a Variety Show of Books

The top shelf is a display of several of the journals that will be given to each of the authors participating in the Children's Author Festival that begins Oct. 20. The books are vintage children's titles that were found at yard sales and second hand stores. At the August workshop we bound blank pages into the covers with Dolores' "bow tie" stitch and then added some illustrations and/or text from the book for added interest. This is NORBAG's contribution to show support for the Author Festival.

On the other shelves are examples of some of the very different but beautiful books that we make. There are informative books, illustrated books, big books, little books, collaged books, blank books, a book with some pop-ups, and a wonderful collaborative tunnel book made by Simona and friends. Members all have different interests besides bookmaking that we can incorporate into our books—these photos provide a number of examples.
ENJOY!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Exhibition Opening at Eureka Books

Our 4th annual exhibition at Eureka Books is now on display through the end of the month. The opening was this Saturday, as part of the monthly Arts Alive event in Eureka. The reception was well attended, with crowds streaming in throughout the evening.

Arriving early in the evening

Books were made from every conceivable material, including a Monopoly game.
The folded sculptural book in the back is a display stand. 













The crowds kept coming as the evening passed.

There were books in display cases as well as on tables.

You also might want to check out this article about the exhibition, and book arts in general, that Simona Carini wrote for The Northcoast Journal. (She happens to be the artist behind the redwood forest accordion above).