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A stack of signatures made by tearing down large sheets of Nideggen paper—they await binding.

The Potentiality of the Page

I write a lot on the blog about using the types of papers that you want to work on so that you can push your work forward in intentional ways. One of the simplest ways to do that if you work in a bound journal is to bind your own journals with the papers you […]

All my binding methods can be done at home without any special equipment. I stack my books with heavy art books as weights, there are also some bricks on the top of the stack that didn't make it into the photo. When I'm done binding everything gets put back on the shelves and it's life as normal.

New Adventures in Book Binding

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to add a new entry into this series of posts started way back at the beginning of my blog! A shoulder injury has kept me from binding batches of books. I’ve bound a book now and then so I’d have a special Minnesota State Fair Journal, […]

Tearing Down Paper for Book Binding—Stacks of Gutenberg

Last year I got the news from Wet Paint that Hahnemühle was discontinuing Gutenberg. It’s one of my favorite papers for binding into art journals. It comes in 3 weights that all take wet media, all work great with gouache, and the thickest weight is also a great support for collage. I happen to love […]

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Simple Round Back Spine Returns July 15, 2017

My popular bookbinding class, “The Simple Round Back Spine” returns on July 15, 2017. (This is the only time I’ll be offering this class in 2017.) You can read about the class on this page. There you can also download a supply list. Registration is open now through July 15, 2017.   You can click here to […]

There’s Still Time To Sign Up for May’s Simple Round Back Spine Bookbinding Class

If you've got an urge to make some visual journals in May or bind custom sketchbooks for yourself, you still have time to sign up for my 2016 Simple Round Back Spine Class.  Class begins on May 1. You can read all about class here. Or you can go right to the registration page by clicking […]

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Join Me for “The Simple Round Back Spine” beginning May 1, 2016

Above: Examples of the Simple Round Back Spine structure. The book at the left and front both have recessed labels which we'll create in class. We will discuss other labeling approaches like the back, right book in class. If you’ve already heard about the class and want to register click here to go to the […]

The Eighth MCBA Visual Journal Collective’s Portrait Party: Monday, January 18

It’s that time of year again—Monday, January 18 is the eighth annual MCBA Visual Journal Collective’s Portrait Party. Join us from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m for great fun, sketching, and bookmaking. (Note our earlier starting time for this special event.) In two and a half hours we will not only make the content for our […]

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Don’t Get Attached

Above: Puffin sketches made at the zoo in an 8 x 8 inch handmade journal which contains defunct printmaking paper. Verso: first sketches of the day made with a dried out Staedtler Pigment Liner. But I am having so much fun. I think I might have started to giggle. The puffins were sitting right on […]

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Roz Wound Up Classes in February and May 2016

Above: 9 x 12 inch sketch of resting sheep at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. (Sakura Pigma Sensei Pen and Schmincke pan watercolors.) If you would like to improve your ability to sketch live subjects in public join me for the 2016 Drawing Practice Class listed below. As 2015 wraps up it’s time to start […]

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Classes: Simple Round Back Spine

Yes this will be offered in 2017. The month for this class has not yet been scheduled. I will be teaching the Simple Round Back Spine Class online. You will find a downloadable PDF of the supply list below  Tuition: US$99.00  (You will have life time access to the classroom and all the videos.) About This ClassIn […]

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