Wednesday, January 27, 2010

new book, new show, this week

my dear friend carol blinn sent me a prospectus in the mail. she has a new book called eye story. frieda fitzenmeyer is the actual artist, carol does the work. frieda has been eating lots of bonbons over the years, while carol slaves away, making all of frieda's books by hand. frieda? well, she's a bit ephemeral, but carol assures me she exists! in any case, travel over to and have a look see. and buy this book, it's based, carol assures me, on frieda's real life experiences.

and then there is the photographic essay my daughter hannah calls north country hands at work. this is her senior show from college of the atlantic. hannah and ian followed me around all over the place visiting friends and artists, often for potlucks or a picnic or to gather wild things for dyeing... hannah has distilled this growing up into photos of ten very special people. a silversmith or two, several fiberartists, a calligrapher, a blacksmith, a letterpress printer, a boatbuilder. oh, and me, a papermaker. and she chose to shoot black and white and moody. she also bound one exquisite artists' book documenting the project. so if you're in potsdam on saturday afternoon, stop in at the arts council. i'll be there, too. 

meanwhile, back at the ranch.............some shifu eye candy.


neki desu said...

indeed, eye candy to the nth!
would have loved to see hannah's
show :(

jude said...

wow. you know my son is a photographer too. congrats to her....where is the show?

that shifu is beyond words. a better square i have never seen.....

Anonymous said...

like Jude said "that shifu is beyond words" -just beautiful, beautiful : ) luck and congrats to Hannah, wish I could go meet both of you : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Velma said...

potsdam ny is closest to ottawa ontario (canada) than any other city. we have a vibrant arts council that has grown and is supporting all the arts here--we're very lucky. we live north of the adirondacks, south of the st. lawrence.

thank you about the shifu. fine linen warp, mixed paper wefts. the book cover is my first shifu, kozo on kozo, walnut dye inset, on flax paper.

Morna said...

What a beautiful collection of work, and what a beautiful blog. Thanks go to Jude for linking to you. :-)

Morna said...

This is my first awareness of shifu. I love it. Must try it. Thank you for sharing. :-)

Jeana Marie said...

oh - how proud you must be of your daughter - it sounds like a wonderful study. The eye candy was delicious, thank you :)

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