North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Exchange


Here are just a few of the valentine cards present at today's exchange. It's always a treat (yes, there were candies in some of the boxes) to see how each artist interprets the theme. This is one of our guild's favorite exchanges.

Instead of holding a workshop, members brought some of their favorite books received in an exchange or just a favorite book they made or found in their travels. Dolores displayed books created using the the newsletter project pages, providing a fabulous lineup of books with the project page sitting behind each book. Project pages from 1996 through 2008 are in the compendiums (vol. 1, 2, & 3) and still available to members for sale ($5.00 per volume, unbound).

Peggy brought the set of books below.

Members then were free to shop around for ideas as they looked through the vast array of handmade books. We should have some interesting exchanges in the future.

Friday, February 4, 2011

February Meeting--Valentines and Book Share

Because we usually have quite a few valentines in our February exchange, we will be foregoing an actual workshop this month. Instead, we are having a book share of old exchange (and other) books. 

If you'd like, please look through your collection of books received in previous exchanges and bring in 6 or so favorites to share with everyone else. It would be especially interesting to see books from the early years. Books you've made yourself and handmade books purchased elsewhere are also welcome. We're looking for creative ideas. 

Be sure to bring a notebook to jot down ideas and/or sketch out a structure. The idea is not to copy a book, but rather to be inspired by one. This can be a great way for everyone to get ideas for future projects. 

We'll be meeting in our usual spot, BSS 166 at HSU, at 12 noon on Saturday, February 12.