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500 handmade books volume 2

I was so excited to receive my copy of this inspiring book today. My book “Jungle Mouse” is featured on page 118. The book is available on Amazon.

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Booked 10

I have spent the last few months working on a six panel wood accordion book for the Book Arts Roundtable annual show at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. If anyone is in the area I hope you can come by, there are some wonderful artist books in this show.

You are all invited...

You are all invited…

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Nikiruka the best is still to come...

Nikiruka the best is still to come…

Mkuu the chief

Mkuu the chief

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Amadi seemed destined to die at birth

 

Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

tunalewa we are drunk

tunalewa we are drunk

Trunk Show: Montclair Museum of Art

I am looking forward to being at MAM for a trunk show on October 11th.

Also check out:

Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art
December 4, 2011 – May 19, 2013
This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, is drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explores the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art.

Beautiful Poems

I was recently commissioned to write out these two lovely poems. Kyle gave me an idea as to what he would like to have the borders decorated with and we went from there. When I do these pieces we discuss color, ideas for decorative features, whether the text is to be centered or not, and of course the script to be used. I then design the piece within the parameters given. A grid is worked out using the computer, and the piece may be written out several times to get the preferred layout before writing out the final piece. Any decorative flowers are researched and then painted in rough and applied to the layout before being painted on the final piece.

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Baird Arts Fall Open House

This Saturday September 15th, is the annual Baird Arts Open House in South Orange, NJ. It is a day when you can sample many of the classes available in the Fall for free. Follow the link for the full schedule of events. Classes start the week of the 24th September. I will be there at 1pm doing a collage class for children grades 1-7, making crazy faces inspired by the work of Stephen Kroninger.

 

Spencerian Place Cards

Earlier this year I worked with Onida Cruz on some place cards. The cards are written in Spencerian script using walnut ink. Spencerian script was developed by Platt Rogers Spencer in 1840. It was popular in America for business correspondence up until 1925 when the typewriter became popular. It’s popularity today is mainly thanks to master penman Michael Sull.

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My thanks to Onida Cruz for the event photgraphs.

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Preview / Post View 2012 Exhibition at the Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

Preview Flyer 2012 Final

Hello Everyone,

This year as usual I will be part of the South Orange, Maplewood Studio Tour on Sunday June 3rd. The Preview / Post View  exhibition at the Pierro Gallery is a great way to preview the artists on the tour and will help you to decide which artists to visit on the day. I look forward to seeing you at the opening, I hope you can make it. Please check out the new website for the tour for more valuable information. This year the tour is free of charge for the first time, so put it on your calendars!

Ann