I'd Like to Thank Everyone at the April Demo
- I know it was hard to be inside Saturday, but we were treated to a
lovely & bright setting at Virginia's. You all were so generous &
patient with me and I appreciate the enthusiasm everyone brought with
them, especially our five new members! I can't believe how much we
did, and all before 3:30pm!
Some of you said, "I'm not an artist but I'd like to be", well I can
tell you, you are! I took my own sweet time emerging into the term,
but no other is versatile enough to suit my creative outlets. (So go
ahead and own it when you're ready, my friends!) I feel as though you
all guided me through the demonstration, and I was in very capable
hands! The art of exchange was in fine form! Thank you for being a
fun and talented group with great humor!
See you all at future gatherings, I hope!
With Deep Gratitude,
Lisa (Aka. artboox)
- Saturday's demo of the "interstate" or slot and tab binding was
really fun. Lisa Moore did a wonderful job of helping us understand
the technique and had lots of good examples to inspire us. In
addition, several people had interesting materials to share. Our
monthly meetings are always filled with good information and good
humor - a winning combination. I encourage all of you in the SB area
who receive these messages to make the effort to join the group on
the 3rd Saturday of the month whenever you can, as it is always fun
and enlightening. If you have a book arts technique or resources to
share, so much the better!
Don't forget the So Called Books exhibit at Jill Littlewood's studio
is Memorial Day weekend. A call for entries was sent out on this
list 3/30; entries may be delivered at the May 18 book arts
connection group meeting. Stay tuned for plans for that meeting -
Lisa Moore has some good ideas for it if no one steps up to teach a
Thanks again, Lisa, for the instruction - and thanks to Virginia
Gardner for opening her lovely home to us.
- Hi Everyone,
Something came up for me at the last minute on Saturday, so I missed the
meeting. I was so interested in seeing/learning the "Interstate" binding that
everyone was talking about. Is there a book somewhere with the instructions
that I might get? Or, is anyone willing to bring the one they did to the
meeting in May? I'd love to see everyone's book done with so many different
paper samples. Guess Jill missed also, and might be interested in seeing all
This is a fun group.
>Is there a book somewhere with the instructions that I might get?Or, is anyone willing to bring the one they did to the next meeting
in May? I'd love to see everyone's book done with so many different
I'm sorry we missed you Sat. Sharon. The version I demonstrated is
not recorded in any book I know of, but there are 2 books with
independently devised bindings which are similar to it. They are:
Creating Handmade Books, by Alisa J. Golden (This version is called
Slot & Tab), and The Art and Craft of Handmade Books, by Shereen
LaPlantz (called the Interstate Highway book). I would look at the
instructions in both very carefully. I actually don't feel I could
have figured it out from the descriptions if I hadn't learned the
technically different version originally by John Wood.