Monday, November 25, 2013

Alabama Folk School Book Binding Workshop Baulos Historic Book Arts


Had a wonderful time teaching a 4 day workshop at the Alabama Folk School - Special thanks to Dori De Camillis for setting it all up.  Great students and we got to go to old time concerts every night - we did three bindings - a limp vellum, a french hitch on tapes, and pictorial coptic. - The class loved marbling so we did some and spent a night doing paste papers. Super beautiful setting at Camp McDowell.

in the studio with big book ideas

I"m in the studio this week working on some BIG book arts ideas haha.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dye bundles, indigo drawing, hairy wishbones et al










reduced indigo dye - round stones - paper, fabric, bundled and unwrapped - leaves, plants, rusty scissors and iron parts - drawing a la india flint

Sunday, October 6, 2013

dia de los muertos

I've been working towards dia de los muertos and Craig and I have all the blank masks made and have worked with about 90 UAB students and tons of local artists - its shaping up Quick - I'll be teaching a book workshop  Halloween through Nov 3.  Here are some pic of bham from the casita and some masks pictures.









Monday, September 16, 2013

Images from civil rights 50 years forward Space One Eleven Wreath Ceremony




The downtown art gallery Space One Eleven will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing by shrouding the fa├žade of its building and displaying a funerary wreath, and is asking for your participation.
Written responses to the questions, "1963: Where Were You?" and "2013: Where Are You Now?" will be placed on the wreath for a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The wreath, titled "Bundled Flights of Words and Hope," was created by UAB art professor Doug Baulos, and honor students will perform the wreath laying ceremony. The display will remain until Friday, Sept. 20.
The gallery has forms available for the responses, or you may submit your own on a piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 5½ inches. You may place your response on the building's shroud at the ceremony, or in Space One Eleven's mail slot at 2409 Second Ave. North and the gallery will place it on the shroud for you.





Friday, August 9, 2013

down south in fairhope

mayo and I are looking for books to use in a new project and wanted to go to the beach and swim so we are visiting Pinky in Fairhope! have a great time -

Hey Julian! hope you are having a good day and you and cliff should come down and visit!






Sunday, July 28, 2013

haphazard - a terrible parable

"WE ARE NOT LUCKY PEOPLE AS A RULE, GENTLE READER, YOU AND I, BUT THE GOOD THINGS AND THE PRETTY THINGS OF THIS LIFE - WHICH SEEM TO BE PITCHED ABOUT IN A HAPHAZARD SORT OF WAY - MUST FALL INTO SOMEONE'S LAP, AND OUR TURN HAS COME..." (ANDREW TUER, 1892)

Friday, July 26, 2013

SGBW and Reynolds Historical Collection

had a great day meeting with Space 111 about a project and had Sonya from Southeast Guild of Book Workers come to interview me about my book projects - we did a studio visit before the interview and then went to the Reynolds Historic Collection to meet with Peggy Balch and she showed the Albinus Books of Anatomical Drawings that I used as source material.


Monday, July 15, 2013

gel skins here and there

Amy Leepard, Larry Lou Foster and I have been getting together in Tuscaloosa to do some book arts project and here they are working on faux vellum (pictographic gel skins) - and my book arts class is making gel skins to for other uses!  They will make a limp vellum structure using the gel skins instead of vellum etc.