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In an unfashionable, but still largely unspoiled and under-visited, area of Italy
Hand-made books, printmaking, occasional collages, and a desire to see and know more art and design.
Interests: music, red wine, atheism, bookmaking, architecture, comfortable shoes, printmaking, cynicism, good modern fiction, art & design, Coen brothers movies, things italian, dark dark chocolate, disorganized sports, my kid, random perfumes on passing strangers, the smell of beeswax, gold but not silver, painless dentistry, anything but rap, great radio, comedy tonight and tomorrow, intelligent conversation
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Thanks for stopping by for a look, Lynn! So much mail art comes away from your "crowded" table so you must be doing something right! :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2014 on Warts and all at :Dept42:
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This past week I was pleased to have taken a great class at the Centro del Bel Libro in Ascona Switzerland with the ebullient Suzanne Schmollgruber. The subject: part 2 of books using the techniques of Hedi Kyle. I had at least six models on the go at once, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at :Dept42:
....that all I am going to say is that I have just been a guest blogger at Rhonda Miller's bookbinding blog. Here it is, all about Tim Ely's fabulous class at PBI (Paper and Book Intensive) 2013 at Ox-Bow. Enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment or ten.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at :Dept42:
Thrilled to say that I am going to be attending PBI in just a short couple of weeks. It's like summer camp for people who love paper and books, and I can barely wait to start the long and complicted journey that will result in being there and PLAYING hard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at :Dept42:
Produced by the Exhibit Supply Company in 1935, these postcard-sized fortune predictors were dispensed at fairgrounds from arcade machines for a small sum. I hope they were intended to be comical or interpreted comically like the Chinese fortune cookie fortunes of today. Heck of a way to anticipate how your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at :Dept42:
A local friend and architect, Romano Adolini, has a passion for all types of caves. In his design process his love of cave-like homes shines through. Weekends he often takes long hikes along our region's rivers. For millenia, these rivers carved pathways between steep tufa cliffs, and a regular intervals... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at :Dept42:
Local junk shop strikes again - mine for under 3 euros: The box has definitely seen better days, but the contents were abundant, complete, and very transformable. The set must dae to the 1930s or 40s and no instructions were enclosed. The tiles are cardboard rather than wood or bamboo,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at :Dept42:
Who hasn't sat on a plane before take-off making a karmic bargain with some supreme being in exchange for not dying a fiery death? Even atheists indulge in this sort of atavistic behavior. Please please please let me land safely and I'll have a local artist friend paint you a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at :Dept42:
In my local junk store (I am protecting its name and location to protect my precious resource - out of pure selfishness) I found a freshly arrived bag of books that had not even been priced yet. Bless those folks who only get the bug to dispose of their grown... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at :Dept42:
This small hotel is conveniently located across from to the Magliano Sabina on-ramp from the main A1 highway. They renovated not to long ago and people tell me you can eat pretty well in the newly refurbed restaurant. They don't have a bar, though, so no stopping in for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at :Dept42:
I am cursed with an inability to resist buying pieces of seemingly irredeemable furniture, as long as they seem like bargains. Re-doing them often appeals to me more in the abstract than in the concrete. The concrete entails groundsheets, painter's tape, sand-paper, primers, brushes, rollers and lashings of elbow grease.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at :Dept42:
In the winter my apartment is cold, except for one room that is blissfully pellet-stove temperature controlled. The cat loves the one warm room. The cold - not so much. Me neither. My limited table space by the stove means that, in winter, I concentrate almost exclusively on very small-scale... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at :Dept42:
Intrigued by this site:, I bought Randel Plowman's Collage Workbook recently. After creating a small stash of roughly 3 x 3 inch backgrounds using black and white ephemera, I decided to try his technique of using color-photocopied images on tracing paper as the foreground subject of a collage. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at :Dept42:
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