My artist book “Coffee Beans Plus H2o” is featured at the Abecedarian Gallery in Colorado! I’ve loved it that the gallery owner and some other artist’s who’ve commented privately have “gotten it” that in this book I was playing with a concept of time! I’d worried about whether that was getting across so I can’t tell you how much it feeds my artist soul to hear supportive “I understand this” comments from people – and from people in the book-arts-field too! Wahoo!! I’m happy dancing around my art studio today!! Thank you thank you everyone!!!
Coffee Beans Plus H2o by Sue Clancy – an artist book handmade with hand carved printing blocks and printmaking techniques applied on used coffee filters as a way of artistically exploring the concept of time.
Tonight’s the night! Some time back I’d posted about artwork that I was sending to the Constellation Studio Gallery in Nebraska… and tonight is the opening party!! This exhibit and project is a big-deal-international-book-arts-collaboration of artistic “interpretations of urbanity”! So when I say “party” I mean world-wide PARTY!!!
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.
After any completed fine art or illustration collage project I have lots of handmade-one-of-a-kind papers leftover. Since I made the paper – spent several days creating it for specific works of fine art/illustration – I don’t want to throw the special-to-me art paper away or put it in a recycle bin. So for a number of years now me (and my wife Judy) have solved the problem of what-to-do-with-too-much-paper by creating little “cigarette pack” size books out of the above mentioned scrap paper and selling them via a project called Art O Mat http://www.artomat.org/ ! We’ve recently been getting another batch of books ready to ship to the folks at Art O Mat and I’ve almost got the studio cleaned up and ready for the next fine art/illustration project! What fun! Oh, btw many of my own sketchbooks (sample pages seen on this blog) have been hand sewn similarly to what you see in the picture. (You can also see more about this project on sueclancy.com under the books menu.)