Thursday, December 20, 2012

Playing with Pastepaper

I never really imagined that I would have to decorate my own endpapers. I mean, there are lots of artists out there making squadillions of patterns, and you are bound to find what you want if you look. Aren’t you? Read more...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Delights of Granville Island - Conclave 2013

My guest blogger, Angelika Jaeck, visited Vancouver when the Conclave was held in Seattle. This is one of her favourite not-to-be-missed places. Read more

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Goldilocks and the "Storming Shakespeare" paper

The choice of paper is one of the most important when making a book. This time I needed a whiter paper, for letterpress, monotype and intaglio drypoint printmaking. Read more 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Conclave Hotel

Well, we've done it! We found a hotel in Vancouver, in a good, easily accessible location at a reasonable price. It is just two blocks from the Canada Line, the underground train that links directly with Vancouver International Airport (about $6.00 each way) and also links to the downtown core for shopping, galleries and whatever else you may have in mind. It is also on a bus route taking you in to town.Read more

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MBS Conclave 9-11 August 2013, Destination Vancouver

First in a series of Conclave Blog Posts about Vancouver and places to see and visit. This one shows some views of Stanley Park, 1000 acres of forest and shoreline beauty, to whet your appetite:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Destination Vancouver 2013

The Miniature Book Society Conclave 2013

Well, now it's official! The Miniature Book Society will be holding its 2013 Grand Conclave in Vancouver, and Jim Brogan and I will be jointly hosting it. We're just getting started, and hope to keep you updated through a new blog on my website, the MBS website ( ), the Miniature Book Society Facebook page, and the Miniature Book Society Yahoo group.  

I will be posting all kinds of info about Vancouver and its environs: places to visit, Read More.. (This link will take you to the new blog for the Conclave 2013)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Jane Austen at The Bowler Press

A new Fine Press edition of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' is in preparation, with Jarrett Morrison printing and illustrating and Alanna Simenson binding the edition. It promises to be a great project. Read more

Saturday, May 5, 2012

King Lear Illuminated

I decided to use gold leaf to make the lightning in my drypoint print of King Lear.I had to experiment a bit with this. When I added gold leaf to the Leonardo prints, Read More (this link takes you to my new blog Impressions, on my De Walden Press website. It will open in a new window.) 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

April 23 is William Shakespeare's birthday, and to celebrate this I'm joining the 'Blog for Shakespeare's Birthday Project'. I'm posting today about my latest project "Storming Shakespeare". This will be my sixth Shakespeare-related book. The series began in 1998 read more.
(this link takes you to my new blog on my updated website, and opens in a new window)