May 2020 #areyoubookenoughchallenge: Break

The May 2020 #areyoubookenoughchallenge theme of “Break” inspired the work below.  Thank you to Ashley for keeping the motivation flowing! Untitled by Ashley Thayer “This month’s theme could be interpreted in a variety of ways, but I ended up going with “break” defined as “a pause in work or during an activity or event.” What better way to take a break than with your favorite cuppa? The simple accordion fold book was stained with tea and topped off with an official looking tooled leather tag, nesting in a vintage teacup circa 1880. This was created after an unwanted weeks-long break from being in my studio which I dearly... Read more...

March 2020 #areyoubookenoughchallenge: Hexagon

The March 2020 #areyoubookenoughchallenge brought inspiration to two NBG members. View their beautiful creations below! “Kaleidoscope Snippet” by Doris Armijo Hexagon layout made with compass and protractor. Mat board covered with Shizen paper.  Inside is Strathmore drawing paper. “Crossroads” by Doris Armijo Tunnel and accordian book structure Image is cutout with an exacto blade from stained Arches 88 Accordion is Awagami Shin Inbe, Cover is Khadi “History of Henry” by Ashley Thayer Bugra, over marbled antique paper, book  cloth, antique button, various papers, gold tooling, inlayed pictures “This is one of my more abstract ideas- a Hexagon of the History of Henry. My son is named Henry, and while he’s not named after anyone in particular, I was curious to learn more about some of the early English rulers (I-VI). I thought I was finished with it, but may add feet to the bottom and finesse the the spinning component… I had great fun making this and don’t want it to end!... Read more...

February 2020 #areyoubookenoughchallenge: Heal

Ashley Thayer created “Healing Herbarium” in response to the #areyoubookenoughchallenge theme “Heal”.  Materials include handmade paste paper, leather, and Rives BFK. “Healing Herbarium” by Ashley Thayer “My Offering for February’s challenge was inspired by my mom, for every bump, bruise, and illness she knows of some healing herb to get the job done. I made this Herbarium with some of her favorites and included historical background and uses, as well as recipes to be made. I imagine a book like this sitting on a shelf next to apothecary jars in the home of an ancient healer, waiting to be consulted. Unfortunately, spring won’t be here for months so I’ll have to harvest and press the herbs and add them by years... Read more...
NBG Annual Meeting – 11.17.19

NBG Annual Meeting – 11.17.19

The Guild’s Annual Meeting is this coming Sunday, November 17, 1-3pm. There will be election of officers, news of upcoming projects, and refreshments, of course, but some might say the highlight is the AUCTION, mostly silent, offering a vast array of art, bookart-related items, and some real, honest funky surprises!

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