Ruth Bleakley's Studio
hmmm, I’m still working on making a fancy contact form but in the meantime you can send an email to:
I live in Cocoa Beach. Wondering if you offer classes…bookbinding, printmaking? I love your work!
Hi Leslie! If you go up to my “newsletter” link at the upper right part of the page (if you’re on a computer, otherwise scroll to the bottom of this post on a phone) and then enter your email address I have a special newsletter just for local classes, which I occasionally teach – I don’t have any scheduled soon, but the newsletter would be the best way to find out when I do! Thanks for getting in touch
Enjoy visiting your blog, and curious about Ben’s book course you took. The Black and White pages do not appear to be paper. Wondering if this is some kind of heavy duty fabric, and if so, could you tell me what it is.
The books you are holding appear to be very small. Looks like a fun class.
Hi Marg! The white pages are paper, and the black pages are a much thicker paper that also makes up the black part of the spine! Ben sells tutorials and materials for his onionskin binding on his website:
I really love the handmade journal with the Oregon topographical map….it is just the right size, and so well made. Thank you for doing such good work!! Delightful!!
Thank you so much Jan! I’m always so happy to hear back from a happy customer!
Hello from Japan.
I saw you on TV the other day and found you here at last !. Your papers are awesome, and your smile makes everyone happy. Please visit Japan again with your husband. Take care and best wishes.
Thank you so much Masayuki-san! It was a pleasure to visit your country and I hope that we can visit again soon 🙂
Domo arigato gozaimashita!
I m sorry I don’t speak english very well I-m french.
Great job on your site I see so beautiful books and I really appreciate your watercolor it’s really wonderfull.
But I have just one question can you tell me what is the material (paper and book cover to fixe the water color).
Thank you and really good job !
Hi Al! I think you are referring to the cover of the book? Here in the US, we simply call it “book board” or “Davey Board” and it’s a type of acid-free very dense cardboard. I painted directly onto it with the watercolor and then sealed with acrylic spray fixative.
I enjoy reading your blogs and seeing what you have been working on. Today I read your Top Secret Productivity Hack and I feel truly moved. This is what I need to do. I have been tackling a lot of things aimlessly, and honestly, I feel drained. Loved your spirit and time organization. I must do something similar. It is hard when you have a family to attend, but it is not impossible. Your blog came very timely. Thank you.
Hi Ruth – I just saw a book you made on instagram that opened up both vertically and horizontally – do you have any tutorials or a blog post on this – I love it!
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Hi! I'm Ruth Bleakley, an American book artist currently living in Florida, and former resident of Cape Cod.
In 2016 I starred in a Japanese TV show about papermaking - you can read about that strange and wonderful journey here.
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