September/October 2009 - The works of Doug Baulos, Janice Kluge and Wayne McNeil November/December 2009 - Functional Art Show January 2010 - The Chesser Family Reunion Show February 2010- Works from The Paper Wasp Bindery and Friends
Hey everyone...sorry for the long absence! I have been busy lately with many projects, but plan to get back into the blog more actively. I am pleased to announce that The Paper Wasp - studio-gallery-bindery will open in September 2009 at 306 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile. The space will feature Artwork by Local and Regional artist each month, with Openings being in conjunction with LODA Artwalk each Second Friday of the month. The PaperWasp will offer many things to Mobile...Bookbinding Supplies, Small Workshops, Hand Marbled Papers, Hourly Studio rental for area bookbinders. At the heart of all of this will be Books, it has been a long time dream of mine to enrich the area I live in with a greater access to the world of Book Arts and Book Binding. My team is on board and we are ready to get started with the retooling of the space. Wayne McNeil - Gallery and Exhibition Director Vikki Turner Finch- Assistant Director/Media Relations Dee Carriglino- Business Manager/Graphic Design Susan Wertelecki - Gallery Assistant The Paper Wasp Resident Binders: Wayne McNeil Susan Wertelecki Shawn Helton Barbara Spafford
Here is my Twined Binding effort. It was quite a process oriented book full of peril at every corner...Actually it wasn't that bad...just required a new thought pattern. The instructions can be found in Bonefolder and are quite good. I would make the following suggestion... I preferred longer lengths of thread to work with in the twining/binding process. There is a really beautiful Twined Binding at My Handmade Books...you can follow the link on my blog...it is a wonderful blog. Cheers!
ps: For some reason I photographed this book upside down.
Here is a Book that I am producing in a limited edition....just in time for Valentines Day...although not too Valentinesy. They will be available at Ashland Gallery in Midtown Mobile, Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:30pm and at The Chesser Studio Project, Friday February 13 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm for LODA Artwalk. The cover image is based on an older collage which sold a year or so ago...this detail was used on the poster for a show...and hangs on the wall above my bench...the cover design was just staring me in the face. Enjoy!