This month I’ve done the stuff artists do when they are not being creative: writing proposals, organizing photos, framing pictures, burning screens for silk screen printing, and so on.
I made time a few weeks ago for a fun class on making soft cover books with sewn straps and paste-paper covers. Kris Westerson was the instructor, and you can find her work at http://www.kriswesterson.com/Kris_Westerson/Home.html The class was held at Redux Studios in Charleston.
Kris took this sequence of photos:
Making paste paper
More paste paper
Lexi and Linnie with finished books
My book has a purpose. It will be my art journal on an upcoming trip to Mozambique. But next up is the Flannery O’Connor parade in Savannah, Georgia next Sunday. The puppet heads are coming along–they will be part of my costume.