Saturday, October 17, 2009
Book Arts Jam
Today I attended a book arts Jam sponsored by BABA (Bay Area Book Artist). This is a loosely organized group of artists who support one another in all aspects of creating books. The Jam is a behind the scenes look at all the creative processes that are used by book artist. I went with a friend who is very much into book making, and who has helped me with book binding in the past. It is held in a beautiful part of the bay area down near Stanford University. There were several demonstrations on different types of binding techniques, print making, and a lecture on mail art. But my heart was into shopping today. I enjoyed the exhibitors the best and spent most of my time with them. There were lovely displays of hand made books, and I bought a small leather one filled with watercolor paper. There was a woman selling old ledgers, her prices were very reasonable and I bought 3 of them I could not decide which one I liked best. I plan to convert them to lovely journals filled with watercolor paper-with my friends help of course. It was a successful day.