Artists' Books

A Little Book About Shifu
and Botanical Pressure Printing
 beautifully designed by Carol J Blinn
and written by me
 the colophon
and some interior pages
each copy has a pressure print sample 
 lovely photos

 Regular edition $35.00 plus $7.00 postage
(covers are photos, includes a print sample sewn in)


November, A Map

One large (20 x 26 inches) Arches Velin
eco/contact printed by Velma at Wake Robin Papers
letterpress printed by Velma and Mark McMurray at Caliban Press
folded and torn down into a map or meander book
presented in a Strathmore paper case 
die cut by Mark and hand stitched by Velma with linen.

November, A Map
poem by Velma

printed by Mark with Velma's help
beginning in March, 
and completed at the autumnal solstice.

may you read, enjoy, contemplate and consider these words
and may they mark a turning of your year, too.
there are five books with bits of sewing on them, 
let me know if you'd prefer one with a few stitches.

November, A Map
$7.00 postage


and here is what cindy monte wrote to me,
after receiving her copy:

"November, a Map" is so very beautiful.  I just finished spending some time with it.  

Aside from imagining a wandering through your autumn world, it brings to mind my life long love of Fall, memories of making similar "puzzle" books with students over the years, and how the honoring of the things we love is a poem.  I love that the words "book", "paper", "cloth", "stitch", and "thread" are in it, along with the ten tender stitches that follow the plant printed curve on the page.

It felt like a ceremony- 
first reading through it in book shape, 
opening it up on a quilt in the sunshine, to see the whole of it, and how the textures and patterns in each page connect, 
flipping it all over to see new designs and places to touch.  

It is now slipped back into its envelope (blue!), leaning near, on my desk, and shining its peaceful rich autumn moon.  

I feel enriched and grateful to have this to gaze at and hold.

thank you cindy!

Poor (Wo)man's Asparagus

the cover paper and text color 
are variable

Poor (Wo)man's Asparagus

Poor (Wo)man's Asparagus is a small book about a big thing in my life as a papermaker. Milkweed. Seven pages of narrative, and a sample of my first milkweed paper.
This little book was made in memory of my friend John Green who taught me about walking in the woods and the wetlands of the North Country. Varied inks, open edition.


Handmade botanical papers
Please contact me via the contact form for information about available papers.

Contact printed papers
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