North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paste Paper Workshop

photos and article by Sandy V.

Our creative juices were flowing thanks to the Paste Paper workshop put on by Jackie Wygant this past weekend.  There were two workshops put on in my garage with twelve or so participants in each session.  We were taught several techniques for working with paste papers and found ourselves experimenting with luscious colors and a multitude of tools.  Jackie shared recipes for making the paste and techniques for adding color to the paste.  She suggested papers and had many samples for us to try including papers with texture and color.  The techniques involved brushing, combing, stamping, splattering, resists and all possible combinations of these.  The results were gorgeous and every participant went home with many, many papers that are ready for book making projects.  Jackie is a very talented artist who helped us play and create.  She is a great teacher and a joy to have as a house guest.  She left this morning, my garage is cleaned up and I am going to have a cup of coffee and admire my own creations!  It was a productive weekend with many good friends and talented women.        

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Arts Alive 2009

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North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

Arts Alive is a monthly event in Eureka, California. This September, Eureka Books hosted the second annual NORBAG exhibit and sale of handmade books.  The weather was perfect (high 60's) and the event coincided with Blues by the Bay. The turnout was fabulous with people in the streets listening to music well past 9:00 pm. The books displayed represented guild members from Humboldt County as well as other locations in the US, England and Thailand.  
The event served to expand the definition of "book" for most of those attending and it was great fun for artists to watch people admiring their books.  

To see photos of the event use the link below.  A web photo album will open in a new window. Click on the individual photos to see larger images or use the Slideshow button. 

Arts Alive 2009
(Photos by Bonnie, J. Rollie L. and Michele O.)