Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Really Good Resource

I recently discovered the   Center for Book Arts Blog.  I'd learned about it because by friending them on Facebook.

There's a daily pattern to the posts throughout the week---Methods Monday, Typeface Tuesday, Wednesday Exhibitions, Thursday Terms, Friday Insights.

My favorites are the TypefacesMethods and Terms.
You may think you know all about some of these basics,
 but it can be good to reset your mind with proper techniques.

The subjects range from scoring to Coptic binding to tipping end sheets to brayers to bone folders and much, much more.  The typeface this week is Goudy Oldstyle which I love and have in my type drawers.  One of the illustrations in the post is a portrait of Goudy made entirely of Goudy Oldstyle type (see below).  It's worth taking the time to go back through the posts as far as January of this year when it the daily columns bagan.  Look on the right hand column and you can go systematically through the months.  I like to check at least weekly to see what is there!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Painting Pizzazz workshop with Sherrill Kahn

Our special guest artist this year was Sherrill Khan.

Sherrill flew in from California and gave us a 3 day workshop filled with her innovative techniques using paint, sponges, stamps, pencils, thermofax etc. on paper, fabric and photo paper.

We now look at hair gel in a whole new light! Let’s just say there were many “Aha” moments during this wonderful 3 day experience.

Friday, March 9, 2012

BOOKED 9 Opening


Booked 9 got off to an excellent start this year. The weather was cooperative and a large group of attendees enjoyed seeing the show and hearing a lecture and slide show by mixed media guru, Sherrill Kahn

The reception was humming with artists and friends and patrons connecting with one another and discussing the many books.

Three books were awarded the prestigious Newark Library purchase prize.
The winners were Debbie Livingston's book, Remarkable People I met in Sierra Leone, Barbara Scharf Lehrhoff's book, Hope, and Anne Duschanko Dobek's piece, Travel Wallet

Maplewood artist and BAR member, Chuck Miley, will be reading from his new book, Zombie Christmas Trees on Saturday, March 24th. The book is set in the South Orange area!

The gallery will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays till the end of March. (see earlier post for hours) I find weekdays are wonderful for viewing the books in a more meditative way than could be done at the opening. There is a lot of depth to this show and it takes time to take it all in.

It was a particular joy to see Benita out and about!

And, I do think the food offerings were excellent, even though I was on the food committee and might be biased.

Thursday, February 9, 2012