artist book rabbit

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Practicing my video techniques again in prep for filming my pop-up book “A Fish Story” (see more about that elsewhere on my blog)… this time I’m practicing video with a rabbit. Even had to “trim” my original video. But don’t worry, no actual bunnies were harmed in the production of this artist book or the film of it.

artist book Geo Erosion

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Here I go again practicing filming one of my artist books in action. My pop-up book “A Fish Story” (pictured in earlier blog posts) is in stages of drying – and when it’s dry I’ll have to show it’s pop-up glory (ahem, cough!) on film. So… I’m working up to that one.  In the meantime I’m practicing video techniques with my other artist books. This one, titled “Geo Erosion” is an altered book: I took an existing geology textbook and used an Xacto knife to cut out erosion patterns in the paper.  Now, less talk more video:

inner youtube-ing

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As readers of my blog know I’m working on a pop-up book titled “A Fish Story”.  Eventually (when the book is finished) I’ll submit it to the 23 Sandy Gallery – the gallery owner has asked for videos of our pop-up books because of the active movable parts – a juror needs to see it in…action.  So I thought I’d better practice the whole “do a video of an artist book thing”. Here is a link to a youtube video of one my artist books titled “Coffee Beans Plus H2o” – used as a practice baby-step. Fair warning: there will be more practice “video-a-book” attempts in the future. Deep breath…here goes…

photo artist book post

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Via the 23 Sandy Gallery I saw this great post about photography and artist books – and when a collection of photographs in a book is a “photo book” and when it becomes an “artist book”.  I’m thinking this same concept Philip Zimmermann talks about in the post regarding a series of photographs also applies to when a series of illustrations becomes an “illustrated book” and when a set of illustrations become an “artist book”… Anyway, here is the post link: http://philipzimmermann.blogspot.com/2016/06/what-kind-of-book-falls-under.html

And here is a rabbit sitting on a bunch of books …contemplating.

Soup Moon by Sue Clancy (this piece is currently at www.caplanartdesigns.com)

Soup Moon by Sue Clancy (this piece is currently at www.caplanartdesigns.com)

my artist books and libraries

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My one-of-a-kind artist books have been included in several library special collections (most recently at the UCLA Fine Arts library – thanks to the 23 Sandy Gallery) – well, I’ve newly been included in the Washington State Indie Book Collection!  This means that two of my artist books that I’ve created in eBook form can now be accessed by the general public via libraries that subscribe to something called the Biblioboard! https://www.biblioboard.com/

The two of my books that have been made available for libraries are: “Dr. Bob’s Emotional Repair Program First Aid Kit” and “Coffee Table Book”

Both of these books are talked about at the top of the artist book page on my website – with links for more info etc.

Anyway, now that this possibility of library love exists for me as a book artist I’ve created a postcard about one of my books (Hint: the book “Dr. Bob’s Emotional Repair Program First Aid Kit” is my fave…) so I will have a card I can give away just in case I happen to meet a friendly librarian or two in the urban wilds.

Here’s the card:

Postcard about the artist book "Dr Bob's Emotional Repair Program First Aid Kit" that I can give to friendly librarians and other people

Postcard about the artist book “Dr Bob’s Emotional Repair Program First Aid Kit” that I can give to friendly librarians and other nice people

Wanderlust Book Arts Exhibit Opening

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This coming weekend is the opening for “Wanderlust” a book arts exhibit at the 23 Sandy Gallery!  I am lucky enough to have a unique artist book in this exhibit that has a lot of impressive book artist’s work in it! Here is a link to the online exhibit http://23sandy.com/works/product-category/current/wanderlust in case you can’t make it to Portland Oregon this weekend. You can also get more information about the exhibit and a copy of the exhibit catalog here: http://23sandy.com/works/wanderlust  (I just love the paradoxical pun of being able to buy a limited edition book about an exhibit of artist books!)

Here is a past blog post about my book “Coffee Please?” which is in this exhibit:  https://sueclancy.com/2016/04/29/coffee-delivered/

And here is a card from the 23 Sandy Gallery about the exhibit:

card about the artist book exhibit "Wanderlust" at the 23 Sandy Gallery

card about the artist book exhibit “Wanderlust” at the 23 Sandy Gallery

 

coffee accepted

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Just found out that my artist book “Coffee Please?” was accepted for the upcoming Wanderlust exhibit at the 23 Sandy Gallery!! http://www.23sandy.com/  I’m excited! More info about, and pictures of, “Coffee Please?” here: https://sueclancy.com/category/artist-book/  Going to go do my happy dance now!!

side A of "Coffee Please?" by Sue Clancy - a unique handmade artist book

side A of “Coffee Please?” by Sue Clancy – a unique handmade artist book

artist book Coffee Please?

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In this previous post I was in the process of creating a one-of-a-kind artist book for the 23 Sandy Gallery. I’ve finished it now and it’s titled “Coffee Please?”  Here are pictures:

handmade box front cover for "Coffee Please?" by Sue Clancy

handmade box front cover for “Coffee Please?” by Sue Clancy

handmade box back cover for "Coffee Please?" by Sue Clancy

handmade box back cover for “Coffee Please?” by Sue Clancy

side B of "Coffee Please?" by Sue Clancy

side B of “Coffee Please?” by Sue Clancy

side A of "Coffee Please?" by Sue Clancy

side A of “Coffee Please?” by Sue Clancy

 

artist book about coffee

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Been busy creating a new one-of-a-kind artist book for the 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland Or. http://www.23sandy.com/

This book is titled “Coffee Please? A dialect guide for the United States”.  To create this book I’ve gone through all of my travel sketchbooks, kept as I traveled across the United States, noting, phonetically, the answers I got to my “Can I get some coffee please?” question.

Here is a picture of the “raw pages” in stages of production before “binding” as a book…

Pages from an artist book being created by Sue Clancy titled "Coffee Please? A dialect guide for the United States"

Pages from an artist book being created by Sue Clancy titled “Coffee Please? A dialect guide for the United States”

 

 

 

artist book gallery sweep

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OMG! I just found out that every artist book I had in the 23 Sandy Gallery http://www.23sandy.com/ has been sold! A sweep! I’m going to have to get busy make more one-of-a-kind artist books! Wahoo!! Anyone know where I can sign up for 72 hour days?  The 24 hour kind are just not long enough.