New Day and New Time
Beginning October 4, 2017, the Book Arts Group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Stillwater Center for the Arts, 1001 S. Duck St., Stillwater, OK.
Are you interested in trying your hand at some of the mixed media projects you see on this site? Please leave a comment (it won’t be posted publicly), and we will contact you via email with details for the upcoming project. Occasionally we might meet at another location, so in addition to providing a supply list, we will confirm the date, time and location of the meeting, as well.
This web site isn’t updated as frequently as it should be, because we’re all too busy playing with mixed media. Who wants to sit at a computer when you could be messing around with paint, glue, scissors, fibers, botanicals, inks, papers, and all sorts of found objects? If you know what we’re getting at, then you belong with the Book Arts Group.
Gelli printed accordion books.
There were only 3 of us at our meeting on October 12th, but we all made Double Pamphlet books. Thanks to Ali Manning of Vintage Page Designs for her tutorial, which can be found here.
They are all so different! Aren’t they all wonderful? Don’t you wish you’d been there?
We made pocket portfolios at our meeting today. Everyone’s turned out great. Many thanks to Jane LaFazio, whose design we used and who graciously gave me permission to teach it to the group.
Let’s start with a standing ovation to Cheryl! Her free-style quilted piece, Colorado Coneflowers, was published in the June/July 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. See photos below.
At our June meeting, we decided on projects for the following meetings:
July No meeting this month.
August Pocket Folder Book
September Blizzard Book originally designed by Hedi Kyle. (Thank you, Paula Beardell Krieg at Playful Bookbinding & Paperworks)
October Gelli print notebook
November Long Stitch Journal with Slotted Wrapper (Thank you, Ali Manning at Vintage Page Designs)
We meet at the Multi Arts Center on the second Monday of each month. We invite you to join us! Check out the rest of this site for details.
And now for some photos!
Congratulations, Cheryl, on one of your many incredible works being published in Quilting Arts Magazine’s June/July2015 issue.
Is it no wonder this piece looks 3D?!
A friend shared this link with me and I think it is well worth the 6 1/2 minutes to watch the unfolding of this amazing book:
The Flexagon book on Pg 126 of Alisa Golden’s Making Handmade Books will be our next project. It is a book with four pages. Do you have a story you can tell in 4 pages? Perhaps you could collect 4 quotes from a favorite book or poet. Anyone else have any ideas?
Supply list is minimal:
A square sheet of paper. 12 by 12 inches will yield a book about 6 inches.
Multi Arts has changed their hours. They now open at 10:00 am and our meeting time will therefore move to 10:00 on February 9.
Betty led us in December in making small (4″ square) Coptic stitch books. We brought those books back this month and did a sort of round robin sketching session. Many of us were outside of our comfort zones, but everyone really enjoyed the session. Thanks for pushing us Betty.
Each person selected a theme for her book, then passed it to the next person to complete a quick sketch in the book that related to the theme in some way. Themes included nature, flowers, birds, mountains and clouds, sun, critters, and favorite things. Everyone put a sketch in each book. I love having a sketch from each member in my book – thanks to everyone for playing along.