Posts Categorized: Books

A full view of the cover

My sister Martha finds all kinds of great things when she’s out and about sifting through flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales and she sent me this gorgeous hand-painted paper that decorates the cover. This journal was sewn in a style of binding called the Coptic stitch, which not only looks beautiful but also…read more

Gold-leaf fire breathing dragon!

Here’s Ian’s finished journal – the cover illustration was hand-drawn by me and then inlaid into the cover (I very carefully cut the faux¬† leather cover to allow the drawing to sit flush with the cover of the book). The dragon is breathing gold-leaf fire! You can check out photos of the re-covering process here…read more

Miniature Book of Boston

When I was working in a library a few summers ago I came across a beautiful old map of Boston from 1858 – I made several copies of it, and one of them I used on the cover of this book. After transferring the image on to silk using a solvent transfer method, I painted…read more

Collaborative Spider Book

A look at a miniature illustrated book that I created in collaboration with Christina Lafontaine.

Leather Traveler’s Journal

I learned this type of binding, called the Longstitch from Keith Smith’s book Volume 1: Non Adhesive Binding: Books Without Paste or Glue. The advantages of creating a book without using glue is its increased longevity. Paste or glue can be acidic, and once an acidic glue saturates paper, it will speed up the process…read more

Mellow Mood Journal

A look at my blue and purple coptic-bound book, Mellow Mood Journal – with lined pages.