Mailbox Treasures: Goodies from Tina

Bills, junk mail, more bills, more junk mail, TREASURE!  Just look at the fabulous goodies Tina sent me today…a collaged tin, two collaged fridge magnets, and a beautiful pendant.  Wow, what fun!  Thanks, Tina!

New Artist Link: Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen combines altered book arts with photography.  He carefully cuts and folds images from pulp paperback covers to create 3D scenes that pop-out against a backdrop of books.  Fascinating photographs! His book of photography, “Uncovered,” is coming out in September of 2007. To see more artists websites, along with resources for Book Artists and links to helpful techniques, visit the …

Advice on Teaching Art Classes

Last year I conducted an informal survey, asking fellow artists about their experiences teaching (and taking) art-related classes. I received dozens of responses, full of valuable advice. The results are compiled here, in the hopes that this information will be of help to other artist-teachers and those just taking the plunge for the first time. This article can be found …

Tina Wright makes cover of Somerset!

I’m thrilled to announce that a friend of mine, Tina Wright, has made the cover of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations magazine! Her project is the Valentine’s cone full of fairies, with instructions on page 50. Tina, Andreea and I recently got together to make jar fairies to swap.  There are some great photos in my Swaps and Collaborative Projects Gallery. …

Doorways Travel Journal by Nikki Smith

Travel Journal: “Doorways”

This is an elegant travel journal I created for my sister’s trip to Europe.  It features a wrap-around cover with a chain closure, and a two-inch glass panel in the front cover to reveal a glimpse of the contents. See more photos in the Book Arts Gallery, or jump directly to the first image for this book now.