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March 2009 Blog Posts (22)


I recently discovered book arts and have fallen deeply in love with the art of making books. It is a fulfilling feeling to look back at a book and see it completely finished. My first books were a beautiful to me but technically lacking, as I get better and better at making them I can see my growth through the sample books that I have made. Soon I will venture out into the world of altered books but for now I am walking the path of learning new stitches.

Glad to be… Continue

Added by Francina Girard on March 31, 2009 at 6:52 — No Comments

BABE - Bristol Artist's Book Event at Arnolfini

Bristol Artist's Book Event at Arnolfini

Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April 2009

10am - 5pm both days

Arnolfini, in collaboration with The Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol, is pleased to announce the second Bristol Artist's Book Fair at Arnolfini. This will take place on 4th and 5th April 2009 over all floors of Arnolfini.

Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Re-opened… Continue

Added by Sarah Bodman on March 30, 2009 at 21:02 — No Comments

Ed Hutchins visit

A number of the Australian members of this group have been catching up with Ed Hutchins while he has been visiting the country and conducting workshops and lectures. I wasn't able to make the lecture here in Melbourne but he did come in to the State Library with Linda Douglas who has been organising the visit and I was able to show him around the… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on March 30, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

RE: Spammers

One of the things I like about the Ning system is that anyone can join our group.

Unfortunately that means that sometimes we get spammers who join the group and then use the system to send around their unwanted spam. Once they send spam it is very simple to ban them from the group which removes them from ther group and deletes everything they have sent.

As the whole Artists' Books 3.0 thing is something that I have set up in my spare time, I don't always monitor it every… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on March 30, 2009 at 9:31 — No Comments

Libris Awards

Hello, bookmakers!

I don't have the final dates yet, but I do know that the Libris Awards have been rescheduled for 2010, from February , never an easy time, to [probably] May.

I live in Mackay so really have no excuse for not getting something ready to submit this time! I'm fiddling about with leather scraps and vine twine...some progress may be posted on my blog . Or not...

Totally unrelated ...I see a few others have had visits from these annoying scammers.… Continue

Added by Di Patmore on March 29, 2009 at 14:56 — 3 Comments

New Year, new things

I realise I'm a bit behind with blog posts but that's because - after a slow start - I've been getting into some new work. First off the block has been finishing two small books that are part of a series of 16 books that share the same dimensions and the same materials but differ in construction. They've all been created by participants in Codex 6 at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales (eastern Australia, about half way down and a little inland, for those who don't live… Continue

Added by Sara Bowen on March 29, 2009 at 14:53 — 1 Comment

Melbourne Fashion Festival: Tarot Images by Bea Nettles

Perks and Mini (the creators of PAM books, a photographic book series) is showing images from my Mountain Dream Tarot deck at their Metropolis Bookstore, 252 Swanston Street through March 31. This work was featured in a PAM book last year.

Added by Bea Nettles on March 29, 2009 at 3:09 — 2 Comments

recycling shopping rubbish

I've been collecting a lot of the packaging that I get in my shopping. today i finished a small work using the plastic tags left when the plastic bags are removed and cut up bar codes and bits of packaging

Added by judy bourke on March 28, 2009 at 23:32 — No Comments


Robert is there a way we can block spammers getting onto this site?

Added by judy bourke on March 28, 2009 at 23:25 — 2 Comments

Single folded sheet constructions

I had a great day today folding papers and making artists books with Ed Hutchins. Linda Douglas organised a wonderful workshop and series of workshops in Australia and New Zealand.

There were 18 in the class at the NSW Writers centre in Rozelle. I came home with a folder of folded examples of books and ideas. Some I had done before but some I did for the first time.

Ed Hutchins shows us some of his travelling exhibition.…


Added by judy bourke on March 24, 2009 at 23:05 — No Comments

Southeast Bookarts Conference "Intimate Curiosities" May 11-14

Registration is open for this conference with speakers and workshops on the University of South Carolina's campus in Columbia, SC. Their website is
Invited presenters include: Bea Nettles, Daniel Essig, Matthew Liddle, Katherine Ng, and Andrea Deszo. Workshops are four days long.

Added by Bea Nettles on March 22, 2009 at 5:53 — No Comments

Study Book Arts and Printmaking in Santa Fe this summer

The schedule of events at Making Art Safely has been posted. There are non-toxic printmaking workshops and new book arts workshops being offered this summer. I will be teaching a one week/5 structure course for beginners and intermediate students August 3-7. Visit their website to learn more!

Added by Bea Nettles on March 21, 2009 at 5:59 — No Comments

Book Arts Newsletter No.48 March - April 2009 now available

The Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of Western England in Bristol (UK) has put out the latest issue of the Books Arts Newsletter. If you are interested in books and artists' books and aren't a subscriber to this free newsletter then you probably should be. It contains information about exhibitions, events, publications, conferences, workshops and lots more - all around the world. You can download a free copy of it from… Continue

Added by Robert Heather on March 20, 2009 at 8:23 — No Comments

Yesterday I completed my First copy of "Elephant Pastimes Coloring Book" very sweet, pretty, useable

Done a miniature book called Elephant Pastimes >

It has a deep orange, pastedown on the front cover. Yellow with a bit of Hebrew writing

on the back pastedown. There's an original crayon colored elephant on the first page.

The little artist book has very little writing, just a whimsical prose. It's mostly elephants

in diverse, if not abstract renditions. Pages are orange. The cover is yellow.

I included little birds, turtles, some fishes. Of course…

Added by Fred Goldberg on March 20, 2009 at 4:30 — No Comments

volumina on facebook

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Added by Volumina on March 18, 2009 at 23:11 — No Comments

Virtual Edible Book Festival

If you happen to be in a location that does not host a local Edible Book festival, you can now participate online!

The Bookbinding Etsy Street Team is hosting a virtual Edible Book Festival. Everyone is welcome to participate. Just make your edible book creation and snap a couple photos. Multiple entries are welcome. Upload the photos to our Flickr Group any time before the deadline: 12pm EDT on April 1, 2009.

(It's really that simple; there is no registration, no fee,… Continue

Added by Rhonda Miller on March 17, 2009 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Love Books?

Hi all,

Just to point you in the direction of a great new site for book lovers around the globe called bookarmy! You can review books, recommend them to friends and strangers alike - even see what your favourite authors are reading! Already it's got Paul Coelho, Darren Shan and John Wray signed up and chatting, and there's plenty more to come soon - you can even see what they are reading currently.

Join the… Continue

Added by Booklover on March 17, 2009 at 2:00 — No Comments

Peter Greenaway, David Cronenberg, Michael Nyman, Atom Egoyan

Hello, we are a cultural association and we want just to signal to everyone who is maybe interested our artist's book and our multimedia projects in collaboration with Michael Nyman, David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Peter Greenaway. Thanks for visit us at or

Added by Volumina on March 11, 2009 at 21:12 — No Comments


Here are a few pics of Nesting. Zoe and I worked collaboratively on nearly all the pieces. The banners are cyanotypes on Korean Hanji about 3 x .8 m.

I have put more pictures on my blog www… Continue

Added by Gail Stiffe on March 11, 2009 at 17:07 — No Comments

Deadline for The MCBA Prize extended!

A note from Minnesota Center for Book Arts:

We have received several emails from members of the international book artist community concerning logistics of submitting work for The MCBA Prize. In consideration of these concerns, we have chosen to extend the deadline for ALL entries for The MCBA Prize. This should allow ample time for the receipt of materials and for the timing of banking transactions.

Entries for The MCBA Prize are now due at Minnesota Center for Book Arts… Continue

Added by Curt Lund on March 5, 2009 at 4:59 — No Comments

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