Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Shaggy Dog Story

Here's the link to the Plainly Spoken online catalog:
I could not help laughing when I first viewed it. Amid the truly beautiful, technically-exquisite and historically-knowledgeable bindings, mine stands out—as the “shaggy dog” among the purebreds! But I'm happy to be in the company of my betters. One of the exhibitors encouraged me with a gracious comment using the apt phrase, "brawny materials." This was the right opportunity at the right time for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you, Midwest Guild.

Monday, November 18, 2013

"Plainly Spoken" on view at University of Kansas

I am excited that this article about the Plainly Spoken exhibit includes a photo of my binding! I wish I could attend the gallery talk this week. .
Another highlight for me this year: I attended my first Guild of Book Workers Standards Seminar, in Washington, DC. I am grateful for the generosity of the Guild in awarding scholarships to several people, including me. One day I will be able to pay it forward.