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workshops, lectures, and presentations

Workshop, Exhibition, Summer, and MS 108

Upcoming workshop with papermaker Katie MacGregor and calligrapher Nancy Leavitt. Registration is now open for the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Mini-Conference: Exploring the Tip of Maine. Spend a weekend in downeast Maine with a community of … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Art

In May the Stillwater Community Arts sponsored a series of “Random Acts of Art” in our local community. They asked visual and performing artists to share ten minutes of their time to do a surprise performance in a public place. … Continue reading

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David puts his pen down

David Howells (1918-2012) drawing in the garden, 1992. It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of a great calligrapher and teacher, David Howells, on 4 September 2012. David’s wife, Nancy Ouchida-Howells, wrote in an email: “Last week, … Continue reading

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Jigs – helpful tools

On a recent dog walk I noticed a strip of paper with the words “Lettering and Centering Ruler” caught up on a tree branch.  It was a jig for centering headlines for a poster up to 30 inches wide. The … Continue reading

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The Light of a New Year

As we move into the light of a new year check out this opinion piece, “This Year, Change Your Mind,” written by neurologist Oliver Sacks, appeared in the 1/1/11 issue of the New York Times.  In the article Sacks tells us … Continue reading

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Activity: Make a happenstance Collage

A box of found paper Interested in making a collage?  Fill a box with 3 to 10, small scraps of different colored papers.  Any paper will do – old envelopes, wrapping paper, bags, etc.  I have used a series of … Continue reading

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teapot lodged in barrel cactus

The 29th GBW Standards Seminar was held in Tucson, 15-16th October.  My program, an illustrated talk on my method of book design was given 4 times over 2 days. Repeating the program to 4 smaller groups resulted in some interesting … Continue reading

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