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Free Download: Thank You Book #6 – Take Me, I’m Yours

Take Me, I'm Yours Thank You Book #6

Take Me, I’m Yours Thank You Book #6

Thank You Book #6 was created as a keepsake for the College Book Arts Association meeting in Tucson, Arizona, January 4-5, 2019. I have been a member of the CBAA since it’s founding, and admire the mission to “support and promote academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.”

I was particularly excited about this conference as it had a focus on Photo Books, and was organized by the dynamic duo of Karen and Phil Zimmermann. A top-rate lineup of speakers, tours and events left this photo book artist super inspired, technically and conceptually.

Thank You Books are a series of books celebrating the first 10 years of 23 Sandy Gallery and the plan is to create 10 over the next year or so. All free, open-edition books, perhaps one-sheet wonders, perhaps not. But, all aimed at thanking the oh so many friends, artists, librarians, visitors and supporters of the gallery.

Take Me, I'm Yours

Take Me, I’m Yours

Take Me, I’m Yours serves double duty—not only is it a DIY thank you book, it is also a promotional piece for my new book of the same title, which you can find here. (The first new editioned book of my sabbatical!)

 

 

Take Me, I'm Yours Thank You Book #6

Take Me, I’m Yours Thank You Book #6

Download a free PDF of this Thank You Book by clicking here or on the thumbnail at right. The PDF is 11 x 17, but you can reduce to fit on letter-size paper for a smaller book. For best results, print on 11 x 17 inch paper then follow the step-by-step instructions to cut out and fold into the hidden book structure shown above. I printed mine at FedEx on a text weight stock for about a buck and they look great.

For anyone interested in collecting all of the books in this series, click here to download PDFs of all the previous Thank You books. Plus, watch this blog for future releases.

Happy folding,

Laura

Uncommon Threads: New Works by Mar Goman

Angst by Mar Goman

Angst by Mar Goman

Arecently arrived batch of new books from the ever-awesome Mar Goman has me all jazzed up. Many of you will remember Mar from her two solo shows at 23 Sandy Gallery. Artist books are just a small segment of her prolific artistic output. Each batch of books that comes my way find homes very quickly. Mar’s work is always lush with fabric, sewing, embroidery, buttons, found rusty bits and almost always include her own self-portrait. Check out two of her new and available books here.

New work from Mar got me thinking about the upcoming call for entries for All Stitched Up, a juried exhibition at University of Puget Sound “asking for submissions of artists’ books from around the globe where stitching is a featured element.” You can find the call for endtries for All Stitched Up here.

That got me thinking about Uncommon Threads, one of my very favorite exhibitions in the gallery way back in 2011. Sadly, the online exhibition catalog is no more for that show, but I do have several related books currently in inventory. Click here to find inspiration in this new Uncommon Threads Curated Collection of artist books using techniques such as stitching, sewing, embroidery, buttons, beads, textiles and more from current inventory.

Enjoy,

Laura

Artist Book Tease: 5 New Books by Mar Goman!

I get the best mail. Five new books and a fun selfie card from the ever-awesome Mar Goman. Her new books will be up on the web site later this week—IF her very favorite collector doesn’t snap them all up quick. More soon!

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