Monday, August 19, 2013

On Display

A selection of my handmade journals is on display now at the Humboldt County Public Library in Eureka.  This was the best photo I could take through the glass when I was in town last week.  Lots more photos are available on NorBAG's blog.

This is what I say about my books ~ "My interest in book arts is focused largely on creating journals from recycled materials. I make "art" journals, as distinct from writing journals—that is, books with pages that might be painted or collaged on in addition to some narrative text. My journals aren't "about" anything in particular, but exist to be filled in some creative way, thereby becoming something special as each one is used.

I fill the journal with pages made from recycled book and (heavyweight) magazine pages, journal and accounting paper, sheet music, wallpaper, my own hand printed papers, scrapbook paper, drawing paper, old envelopes—anything that can withstand being folded and bound. I often cover books with hand painted or printed papers, hand dyed fabrics, or recycled upholstery samples. I use different methods of binding each journal using one of a variety of hand bookbinding stitches."


Library hours are ~ Tuesday 12 - 5pm; Wednesday 12 - 9pm; Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

16 comments:

PamelaArtsinSF said...

These are amazing! Really wonderful. I so wish I could see your books in person. Impressive and inspiring.

Gerrie said...

They look fantastic!

Maggi said...

They look amazing displayed like this.

Alice said...

Congrats. A wonderful display of some lovely books.

Sweetpea said...

Quite the presence, all together in one group like that. So FAB, Connie, congrats!

Sandy said...

WOW! How wonderful.

Leslie said...

What a great display! Such a wide variety of shapes and types, it's fun to see them all together. Congrats.

Dotti said...

You should be very proud of this display!!! Speaking of books...I'm on your page when it comes to "cloud" technology. This should be the "stuff" of sci-fi books...not real life!!!

Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) said...

Lovely Connie! I'll have to get to Eureka before the show is over!

Meg Fowler said...

Truly fabulous, Connie! Great display! Congratulations!

tiedyejudy said...

Connie, what a fabulous display of your incredible talents! I hope the library visitors will take the time to really look at what you have created... maybe it will inspire others to try their hand. I do hope you will be doing more classes up there! You have so much to share with others...

ginigin said...

Very beautiful display, makes me want to sit down with them and get lost in them. Wish you were closer, would love to take one of your classes.

Peggy Lynn said...

Ditto what Ginigin said above...I would have to stand there looking for a long time! Wonderful display. Lots of hours of work & love went into all those!

john said...

These are amazing treasures! Lucky you and lucky library patrons!

Margaret Cooter said...

How exciting to see the display! You are creating palimpsests - or rather, what will become a palimpsest once it's used. Layers of history!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Awesome display.