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Interview with Bettina Pauly, Book Artist

A few weeks ago, I shared with you my tunnel book class at the San Francisco Center for the Book with Bettina Pauly.  I was a fan of her art before I even knew who she was and became an even bigger fan after taking her class.  She is a doll and a very sweet […]

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Postcard Collage Tunnel Book Class

I recently had the great pleasure of taking my very first class with Bettina Pauly at San Francisco Center for the Book.  The class was for making a tunnel book.  As readers of my blog know, I have taken classes in the past for tunnel books, here and here, but Bettina had a very unusual take on […]

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Paper Electronics: E-luminated Tunnel Book Class

A few weeks ago, I took a paper electronics class at the San Francisco Center for the Book to make an e-luminated tunnel book.  I had never heard of paper electronics until I took this class.  It is a way of making interactive artwork that moves, lights up, makes sound, plays music, etc. Jie Qi, the artist […]

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15 Books Out of Single Sheets of Paper, part 3

Today, I finish out my series of posts about the class, “15 Books Out of Single Sheets of Paper,” that I took at the San Francisco Center for the Book with C.J. Grossman. Here are the remaining eleven books we made: 1)  8 page star book with pop-ups: 2)  16 page horizontal T-cut book: 3) […]

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15 Books From Single Sheets of Paper, part 2

In my last post, I shared with you two of the books I learned to make from single sheets of paper in CJ Grossman’s class at San Francisco Center for the Book.  Today I continue my series of posts with two more books I learned to make – the pop-up mask and the 16-page vertical […]

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15 Books From Single Sheets of Paper, part 1

Several weeks ago, I took a class at the San Francisco Center for the Book with C.J. Grossman, “15 Books Out of Single Sheets of Paper.”  It was a fast-paced, fun class, and C.J. delivered on her promise of teaching us fifteen ways to make a book in just three hours.  It’s taken me this long to […]

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Collage and Photomontage Class with Mark Faigenbaum, part two

Last post, I told you about day one of the two-part collage class I had at San Francisco Center for the Book with Mark Faigenbaum.  (Read it here).  Well, today, I share with you what I learned and created in the second part of the class. The second day was about incorporating transparencies and photos […]

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Collage and Photomontage Class with Mark Faigenbaum, part one

When it comes to collage, it took me quite awhile to warm up to it.  I think a lot of my earlier dislike for it was that I saw one too many examples that seemed as if the artist was on a psychedelic trip or something.  It wasn’t until I really exposed myself to a wider variety of collage work, […]

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Making Paper Flowers with Courtney Cerruti

Last week I took another class at San Francisco Center for the Book.  This time it was a paper flower class with Courtney Cerruti, Maker Extraordinaire, who taught us how to make flowers out of different types of paper – crepe, tissue, sewing pattern, regular office paper, etc.  As you know I make crepe paper […]

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Lino Block Carving with Cheryl Itamura

Earlier this week I took my very first class at the San Francisco Center for the Book.  I discovered this amazing place while surfing the net.  Anyway this place promotes bookmaking and the book arts through its many workshops.  The class I signed up for was Introduction to Lino Carving, taught by Cheryl Itamura of […]

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