I realize this is my blog, ergo it's essentially about me, but I'm really not comfortable about putting up a series of posts on stuff I'm doing. So I'm condensing a few things into one post to minimize the cringe factor.
We'll start with Pages magazine, the special annual publication put out by Cloth Paper Scissors that's all about books and art journaling (see above). I love this magazine, and I would say that even if I weren't in it. But I am, as it turns out. The current issue (volume 3), now on newsstands, features instructions on how to make my miniature book necklaces, nicknamed "booklaces." They're featured on the cover, which took me by complete surprise, and I am humbled to be in such great company with other book artists.
I adore making these tiny literary treasures, and I hope you will as well. I'll be teaching this as a class at The Word Is Art Gallery in Culver City on Sept. 28th, so please sign up if you're interested. In addition to making the book, you'll also get to customze a necklace, and as usually I'll be bringing a suitcase of supplies.
I've also got a couple of video tutorials up on YouTube, courtesy of Craftside. Here is one on my file folder book, and here's another on my mini travel journal with a pop-out map. I know that it's difficult to see the stitching in the videos, but here are written instructions for the file folder book,and instructions for the travel journal are below the video in the blog post.
Let me know what you think, and if you'd like to see more of these. Huge props go to Quayside Publishing craft marketing manager Stefanie Girard, my co-host, and to the very talented Maria Del Pinto, who did the camera work and has a deft hand with makeup.