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I’ve been playing with making boxes lately. Here are some that are now completed.


Journals using new handmade buttons

Softcover Journals with handmade buttons

Softcover Journals with handmade buttons

I just finished some new softcover journals using my new buttons. Some of these have standard handmade buttons from Bumblebeads. The others are using the new handmade buttons with my bird design on them. Dede from Bumblebeads made them specifically for me.

New Journals

Hardcover journals with exposed spine

I just finished a bunch of new blank journals. Some have a hard cover with exposed spine and others have soft wrap-around covers. I am taking most of these shown to the Focus on Book Arts conference in Oregon this week, where I’ll have them for sale in the artist shop.

Kitten Kitty Book headed to Print

Kitten Kitty Reads a Book Cover

Kitten Kitty Reads a Book

The newest children’s book that I illustrated is just about ready to head to print and should (fingers crossed) be ready for the Sequim Lavender Festival. Here is the cover of this book. It was a lot of fun to do the illustrations in this book.

New Painted Fabric for Books

Painted fabrics for book covers

Painted fabrics for book covers

I just finished painting a bunch of fabric to use to make into book covers. The next step is to get these cut out and start the process of making the journals. I’ll keep you posted.

Journals at Olympic Stationers in Port Angeles

I am so happy that Olympic Stationers in Port Angeles is now carrying some of my journals.

Green and Blue Marble Journal

Green and Blue Marble Journal

Books from Bookbinding Class

Books with round spine

Books with round spine

I have now taken Bookbinding 1 and 2 and they are great classes for learning the basics of classic bookmaking. Here are the 2 books we made during the last class. It is amazing the details involved in making these books.


Travel Journals

I just finished my first set of travel journals. They are small 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 soft cover journals with a closing flap. They include a pen and have beads on the spine.

Painted Fabric for Books

Painted-FabricsmallwebI spent the last couple of days painting fabric so that I can use it for journal covers. I started working on some prototypes today for a soft journal and will keep you posted on that progress.


Set for June First Friday Art Walk

Colors-of-Sequim-Display-1-72webI am now setup at Colors of Sequim, where I’ll be the featured artist for June (until June 19th). The reception at Colors of Sequim will be from 5pm-8pm. Here is the display of some of my art.

In addition to being at Colors of Sequim, I will also have my journals at Hart’ Fine Books just down the street. I will be sharing my First Friday time between these two businesses.

I am so happy to be able to do this and hope to seeĀ  you at one of these stores.