Artwork by my sister, Cheri Long (1980-2009)

I’m finding out that I have more in common with my sister, Cheri Long.  She passed away this past fall.  Below is a sampling of some artwork created by my sister: Knowing my for creating one-of-a-kind artist books, my sister made one for me: Thank-you, Cheri.  I love you!

Fun mail day…Artwork by Marsha Jorgensen!

It’s so nice to get fun stuff in the mail rather than just bills and junk! And what could be better than art?  Check out my new Tumble Fish Studio prints by Marsha Jorgensen: I was introduced to Marsha’s artwork (a.k.a. Tumble Fish Studio) through a fund raiser for a mutual friend, Tina Wright.  I was the top bidder on …

Featured Artist: Vanessa Valencia

I spent a relaxing day at the book store with a friend today, chatting while pouring over art books and magazines. It’s good for the soul to have a regular dose of art, friendship and inspiration. One of the gems I stumbled upon in a Somerset Studios magazine was the artwork of Vanessa Valencia (at left). She makes the most …

Featured Artist: Wanda Hibbs

Wanda Hibbs is an artist in Austin, Texas who paints primarily in oils and has a passion for color.  At left is one of her most recent paintings, a portrait of a couple’s beloved pet dog. Below are two commissioned oil portraits, “Youngest Daughter” and “Oldest Daughter.”  All three are in private collections.

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 …