Sunday, November 10, 2019


North Redwoods Book Arts Guild is proud to feature books made by our long time local member, Peggy Marrs. Peggy uses her original watercolor art, calligraphy, photographs, computer skills, imaginative text and historical research to create interesting and artful books. Currently on display at the Humboldt County Main Library in Eureka are her delightful stories: Kitty Litter-ture and The Story of a Mystery Story along with an original ABC book for coffee lovers: Java Alphabet.

Peggy researches interesting content and then creates art or photos to enhance her books. Bindings include hand-colored leather embellished with linen thread; Coptic; French link; painted sticks woven with satin ribbons; and linen thread woven with wood beads. Structures include accordion fold, pivot panels, flag books, and more.

Grasses, is an accordion fold book made with delicately hand-painted watercolor paper with steel nib calligraphy to quote a speech given in 1872 by Kansas Senator John J. Ingalls. Other featured books include: San Francisco’s famed Sutro Baths 1896-1966; Norbag Goes Gocco; and a piano shaped book about the music of numbers.

We invite you to visit this collection now on display in the kiosk at the library.

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