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Flax Artist in Residency

September 15, 2018

Greetings,  For those of you who couldn't be there, I wanted to share last weekend's adventure with you.  It was a very mellow and nice experience to sit and make books in Flax' Oakland store.  I came prepared to make 8 books, but only made three.  All three were this lovely fabric that I painted.  One of them sold at the store last Sunday so I don't have a picture, but here's a picture of the other two.  Both are smaller format books with a nice 70# drawing paper.  Each book is 160 pages.

 

 

 

The main reason I did this was to see how strangers reacted to the work.  Overall, I think folks really like what I am doing and I feel inspired to keep going.   I sold ten books over the weekend which was gravy to an already positive experience.  

 

The other reason to do this is for connection and community.  On Saturday, a few people sat with me and watched me make books.  One retired gentleman sat with me for about 2 hours.  He's craft dating and wanted to see if bookbinding would be a good way to spend his retirement.  Hopefully, he walked away with enough info.  On Sunday, I was delighted to have a few friends show up. Flax' staff was also enthusiastic and a few of them bought books as well.

 

Inspired to keep going...yes.  I applied and was accepted to the Ecology Center Craft fair for three Saturdays in December.  Yes, I will have one of those pop-up booths with my wares on some hackneyed table covered with pretty fabric so the general holiday gift buying public can see what I have to offer.  Wish me luck and hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

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