Mommy, how does glass make babies?

I'm working on a commission, a beautiful memorial tribute book comprised of these seemingly disparate elements. And today is my favorite part: it's math day. I will spend my day calculating precise page measurements, photo sizes, which side of which page they go on,...

Glass Book of Otis

Glass, copper, and handmade paper?  What could be better?  Adding 'book' and 'photography' into that mix. I LOVE this book. A beautiful, handmade book, with glass covers, hand-hewn copper binding, with my photographs printed on beautiful fine art rag pages. This set...

I’ll Give You a Day’s Grace Handmade Journal

Blank, handmade book, stitched covers and binding with red paper thread with beeswax, heavy, hand-torn watercolor paper, and the cover made of authentic pages from a vintage Chinese...

Film Review – Water Paper Time – Helen Hiebert’s Explorations in Paper

Film by Gretchen Hogue Music by Kell Black Snowy mountain air, bold, strong coffee, bright red poppies, chocolate pudding, and unexpected kindness. Also, spaghetti marinara. These are just a few of the great and tiny pleasures of life. I would add to that list the...

Oops! It’s a Cereal Box Book!

My mother is a fiend for naughty, sugary cereals.  Truth be told, Cap'n Crunch is my own vice.  Maaaaybe once a year I can have some.  But as my mother is also a very silly, goofy person, I decided to combine cereal + book to make the Oops! Cereal Box Book, made from...

579 – The House Thief

579 - The House Thief - is available now on Etsy This book, 579 - The House Thief - is a tribute to my mother, and to all of us as we age. To the things we lose and the things we can lose if someone isn't helping along the way. It is a one of a kind, original work....

Feathers and Rhymes in the Desert

  Last week I spent 7 days shooting in the Arizona and Utah deserts with 16 other professional photographers. Each day I assembled one thing from the shoot that will go in a book along with my photographs from the trip.  Here's what I found and assembled, including a...

Antique Watch Repair, Time-Telling Cards, and Roses on Your Pillow

Ah, the beautiful ephemera of book making.  A few things from my studio make me happy today: antique watch repair bottles, children's time-telling flip cards, vintage ledger, blue silk ribbon and a tiny brooch.   I'll use these in my transparent book called Roses on...

My Newly Antique Handmade Maps

I love maps!  I found the recipe for this very cool antiqued map from the interesting site, How to Haunt Your House, with interesting tutorials and downloads, including this map. These are small - both about 5"x7". I love the one on the right - printed a map on two...