Friday, March 28, 2008

A book came in the mail

Today was a good mail day. I got the most recent newsletter from CBBAG. I like getting these and reading about what's going on with CBBAG; it makes me feel like I'm part of the group...even though everything they do is in Toronto so it's too far away for me to play.

But also, I got the Penland Book of Handmade Books today! We had a Chapters gift certificate that had been lingering for a few months and nearly forgot about; sheesh, I don't understand how I could let that happen. So I finally used it to buy this and it arrived today. I haven't had much time to look at it. My little boy was quite disappointed with the mail today and when he saw what I got, I think he knew it could take me away for hours, so he wouldn't tolerate anyone looking at it for more than a few minutes. I didn't realize that with each of the featured artists, the book also includes a how-to-do-something-that-they-do section, so that is a nice treat. I'll have some new things to try, can't wait!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooo it a great book that one! Can't wait to see what you come up with from it :)

Carol said...

This is one of my favourites. I can just see you working your way through it. I know you'll have fun. You've actually inspired me get my copy of Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding off the shelf again.

Deckled Edge Bindery said...

I LOVE this book. I look at my copy all the time. Now I am waiting for 500 Handmade Books by Lark Publishing to come out this summer. I'm dying to see the books and artists they include.

Rozi said...

I've been eyeing this book when I was in Singapore a year ago. And I was just there last week and bought it! Altho it was a toss up with another book I can't remember what it was now... and decided to go for this one instead.