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DIY Mini Star Books

 

If you didn’t attend Cathryn Miller’s workshop on mini star books, you can still learn to make them. Instructions have been posted on the Byopia Press blog.

The classic star (also known as a Lotus Book) can be found here.

A triangular variation can be found here.

The third, and particularly ‘starry’ version, can be found here.

Have fun!

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Book Arts Exhibition in Saskatoon

An exhibition of works from Murray Library Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon is on display in the Link Gallery until the end of March 2018.

The Link Gallery is located on the first floor of the Murray Library, and is open during library hours. You can read more about the display here.

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The Orihime Binding

Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press has posted instructions for a woven book structure. Called the Orihime Binding, it is named for the heroine of the Tanabata legend. It is a three signature binding with a single sheet at the centre of each signature. The structure is held together by paper strips that weave through the pages and the cover.

The post includes a printable pdf of the book and full instructions for assembly.

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Art Journal Jam – Lumsden, SK

The Lumsden and District Arts Council is holding a spring workshop all about Art Journals!

What is art journaling? Art journaling is play, exploration & experimentation wrapped into one – imperfection is ok!

In this workshop you will explore both the written and visual components of this creative art form; you will have a chance to try numerous painting and decorative techniques and you can explore any theme for the written part of your art journal. This will be a fast paced workshop so that you can try lots of quick creative approaches and go home with lots of great ideas!

Basic art supplies and a sketch journal will be included in the cost but you should bring a plastic gift card, 6 magazines that you can cut up, a dark sharpie permanent marker, and watercolour paints (if you have them). No artistic skills or talent required!

Instructor: Chris Nykoluk

Cost: $35.00 members. Non members-$45.00

Date: Sunday March 26th, 1-4 pm

Place: ArtSpace in Centennial Hall, Lumsden, SK

Registration: Send your fees to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0 or drop by the Lumsden ArtSpace during open studio times. Class limit – 10.

Email lumsdenanddistrictartscouncil@gmail.com for more information!

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Saskatoon Update, January 4, 2017

Susan Mills will be having a solo artist exhibition at 330g Gallery in Saskatoon beginning January 20, 2017.

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Susan’s two-day Bookbinding course (Sundays, January 15 and 22) at Creative Commons YXE has one space left. More information can be found here. Creative Commons YXE will also be offering a Box Making course (Sundays, April 2 and 9) taught by Susan Mills. Information about the course and a link for registration can be found here.

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Year-end Wrap-up

The final get-together of CBBAG Saskatchewan before the start of summer was held yesterday in Davidson. The pouring rain made it a good day to spend inside engaged in book-related activities.

The morning started off with Cathryn Miller presenting a slide show of altered books, both other people’s and her own.

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Cathryn answering a question

Cathryn answering a question

The rest of the morning was spent making a special version of CBBAG PIE, a book shaped like a pie wedge that includes its own pie server.

CBBAG PIE

Everyone worked hard to get their books finished by lunchtime.

Cathryn explaining a step

Cathryn explaining a step

 

Explaining another step

Explaining another step

 

Busy hands

Busy hands

We broke for lunch, generously provided by Leann (with a little help from others) before more book activities in the afternoon.

Lunch

Several people had brought work to share at Show and Tell.

Showing a book

Demonstrating a diorama

Show and tell 1

Show and tell 2

Show and tell 3

Show and tell 4

The afternoon was filled with cheerful discussions and shared enthusiasm.

A discussion

Leann finished off the afternoon by telling the group about the exciting events she and Robin have planned to begin in the fall.  You will need to watch this space for upcoming announcements and registration information.


All photographs of the day’s activities were taken by Gail F. Chin.

If you want to make your own copy of the CBBAG Pie book, you can download the pdf here. Instructions for printing and assembly can be found on Cathryn Miller’s blog, along with the original Cabbage Pie book. Please note that the guides for scoring the pie page on the CBBAG Pie version are on the coloured (non-text) side.

 

 

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The Book Art of Richard Minsky

Those of you who attended the Long and Linkstitch workshop on Saturday heard Susan Mills talk about apprenticing with Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts, New York City. I thought it might be interesting for everyone to have a look at some of his work. If you are viewing on a computer, click on the image to get the full screen view. Press escape to exit full screen mode. If you are viewing on a smart phone or tablet, click on open publication just below the bottom left corner of the image. This will take you directly to the issuu  website.

 

 

 

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