8.04.2007

Off to Make Books

Five Luminous Towers, A Book to be Read in the Dark, offset printing, laser-cut
pop-ups, light and batteries, Carol Barton

BookGirl is off to Arrowmont tomorrow for a week of doing of my very favorite things: making books. I'm taking a class with book artist Carol Barton, who is known for her paper engineering and pop-up books. Everyone I know who's taken a class from her says she's a wonderful instructor, so I'm particularly eager to work with her. Since this will be my first time at Arrowmont, it'll be a bit of an adventure, even though it's only a two-hour drive from here.

I'll be signing off while I'm away, but to give you a little something to look at to help tide you over, I'll point you toward BookPuppy. Yes, it's true, BookGirl's dog has a blog. My friend Riverlark, whom I met at Penland in June during a book arts workshop, enticed her dog, Bella, to start one, and you know how dogs are -- mine had to jump on the bandwagon. Warning: elevated sugar levels and high cuteness quotient.

See you soon.

Tunnel Map, silkscreened tunnel book, Carol Barton

7 comments:

Riverlark said...

Have a great time, BG! You're lucky to get two book art intensives in one summer, but I know you'll enjoy it.

BookGirl said...

Thanks, RL. It doesn't get much better than this.

Rhonda said...

Oh I hope you have a wonderful time and learn loads!

Rhonda

heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather, and I am writing a paper about the relevance of tactile art, looking particularly at bookmaking. Rhonda Miller sent me this link and said that you would be willing to answer some of my questions. Could I get your email? Your comments and opinions would be incredibly helpful.
Thanks
Heather

BookGirl said...

Heather, you can email me at cboza@vna1.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Landria said...

Carol Barton is a wonderful teacher. She will be teaching a Pop-Ups class at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, MD on October 20 & 21. Take a look at Pyramid's website at www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org.

BookGirl said...

Landria, I thought that was Carol was terrific too. The sad thing is that I lived in Washington, DC for 8 years, but because I had not yet discovered book arts, I didn't know about Carol or Pyramid Atlantic!