The Open Studio blog is a new project for CMCA, connecting Maine’s many artists to the broader community. Hope you enjoy it!
More book making photos
Posted on April 19, 2013 by Sandy Weisman
Open Studios at CMCA
Posted on April 15, 2013 by Sandy Weisman
Bookmaking Week Two
Posted on April 14, 2013 by Sandy Weisman26 Split Rock Cove is in the middle of a 4 week workshop – Book Making Skills You Want to Know!! So far we’ve covered making our own decorative paste papers and backing fabric for our own book cloth. Paste paper is a open process where participants paint freely, creating patterns and layers of color, each one more interesting than the next. Backing fabric requires some patience and math skills, but we got through it, and everyone was able to complete enough fabric backing for at least two books. Both skills are extremely useful for personalizing the book artist’s work.
Participants include several artists, a writer, an educator, and a quilter. Each will complete one book in the next two weeks, using the ancient method of Coptic binding.
Bookmaking Skills You Want To Know!
Posted on April 8, 2013 by Sandy WeismanWe’re starting the first session for the Bookmaking Skills You Want to Know! Workshop on Wednesday, April 3. Participants will be making their own decorative papers using a paste paper method.
Weeks 2, 3, and 4 will feature making your own book cloth, and creating a beautiful Coptic bound book that can be used as a journal, photo album, a book of poems, or as a gift. We still have room for 1 more student!!
Please email me for details.
Poetry Month at the Rockland Library
Posted on April 6, 2013 by Sandy WeismanI’m participating in Poetry Month at the Rockland Public Library by exhibiting some of my artist books. Two of my books displayed are collaged images that accompany one of my poems. One of them has been printed in letterpress, which is a wonderful printing process that embosses the book’s paper. The other books are part of my Intertidal Series, a set whose papers have been colored the hues of various creatures or plants in the intertidal zone here in Mussel Ridge Cove. They have been bound in a Japanese stab binding, each binding also referring to the shape of the creature or plant. The books were allowed to be washed in a full tide cycle one summer day in July. They were tied to a solid object at low tide. I kept watch as the tide came up, submerged them, and pushed them back and forth over the 12 hours of the cycle.