Passing Time Outside of the Studio

The painters arrive tomor­row to fin­ish the great house paint­ing project. They will be paint­ing my office, the DH’s office, and my stu­dio. I am work­ing out of a lit­tle rolling cart on the kitchen counter. Severe­ly lim­it­ed in terms of mate­ri­als and tools. The House of Myth­i­cal Crea­tures is on hold for the week. It’s […]


There’s an mag­a­zine called Anten­na, that show­cas­es “street wear” Some­thing that, as a mid­dle aged white lady, I know lit­tle or noth­ing about. How­ev­er, the mag­a­zine is a trea­sure trove of images of things (shoes, sweat­shirts, tooth­brush­es(?)) laid out against a white back­ground. Each issue has sev­er­al pages of — shoes. Some of which were cut out […]

An exhibition of books in Oaxaca

Each time I am in Oax­a­ca I stop into the Casa De La Ciu­dad. There is always some­thing inter­est­ing in the lit­tle sala to the right of the entrance. When I was last there (Sep­tem­ber 2008) it was the exhi­bi­tion ‑Los Libres, Los Via­jes, y El Tiem­po (Books, Trav­els, and Time — rough­ly) The prob­lem of how […]

Purple Book

I seem to be on a roll here with the pur­ple stuff. This is a quick book bind­ing project. The text block was pur­chased from Paper Source. It comes with cov­er boards but with­out a spine board. Japan­ese paper and book cloth. I like this long for­mat for guest books or albums.