More handmade books for Art O Mat

handmade books

Since I make handmade papers that I cut up into shapes and use to make my fine art collages it means I’ve got lots of very-special paper scraps about.  I don’t want to just throw them away – so I make book covers out of the “special scrap bits” and Judy sews them into little books.  Then, under the banner “This Artist Studio” we ship batches of books to Art-O-Mat in North Carolina.  The folks at Art-O-Mat put our books in old cigarette vending machines in various locations, people walk up, put in their change/tokens, pull a lever and ker-plunk! Out pops a one-of-a-kind hand sewn book (or etc.).  Well, today we got a note from the head honcho’s at Art-O-Mat saying that their vendors have been specifically requesting our little books…. We’re going to have to really get busy and make scads more!!! Wahoo!!!

hand sewn books with handmade paper covers being put into a box for "vending" via ArtoMat.

hand sewn books with handmade paper covers being put into a box for “vending” via ArtoMat.