North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Sunday, December 16, 2018


The annual NORBAG holiday exchange card event was held once again at the lovely home of Sandy V. Members brought wonderful goodies to share and everyone enjoyed seeing the very clever and beautiful cards in the exchange. Here are a few photos from the event and a sample of some of the great cards. The complete set of cards will soon be up on our Flickr site (see the link on the left) along with the colophons so be sure to check that out.

The cards are arranged and set up for each participant to collect.

Exchange participants fill their bags with one card from each pile.

After everyone has their set of cards we go through them together
 so that each artist can share their colophon. Out of town participants
 are represented by other members.

Everyone is admiring one of the cards.


More goodies to share.

A sample of three card/ornaments

Dolores G's interactive greeting.

We wish everyone a very healthy and happy 2019!

Sunday, December 9, 2018


Over the past twenty years North Redwoods Book Arts Guild members have created many cards to celebrate the winter holidays and some are now on display in the Humboldt County Library kiosk.
Colorful cards were made using a variety of materials and techniques: collage, watercolor, gouache, origami, folded stars, flexagon trees, calligraphy, computer art, hand marbled and decorated papers, dimensional folds, miniature books, pop-up, and paper sculpture.

One shelf is made up entirely of tree art, including a wish to “keep friendships evergreen”. Another shelf displays holiday trading cards, a volvelle holiday mood selector, and a calendar year of happy wishes.  A paper quilt card celebrates the art of Hmong New Year, Diwali, Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, The New Year, Chinese New Year, Tibetan New Year, and Winter Celebrations. One hand lettered card from 2008 reads: “There are many paths. As we walk one, may we honor all.”

Enjoy this holiday season
and have a Happy New Year!!