What a fantastic weekend! I went to The Newport Paper Arts Festival in Newport, Oregon. It's a wonderful time - lovely people, fantastic location, great instructors... I could go on & on, let's leave it with it's a good time for all.
On Saturday I took Double Secret Belgian Binding with Doris Arndt. I've known about Doris for ages and was thrilled when the planets aligned and I finally got into her class! She's a lot of fun even while giving very clear instructions and keeping everyone on task. I LOVE the book I made in her class.
here's the back. If you'll notice, the little piece of notebook paper is closer to the right side of the front than on the back, otherwise, you'd never know. It's similar to a dos-a-dos (back to back) book structure. From the top it looks like this
Tricky, huh? And cute as a bug's ear.
Speaking of cute, I stayed at the Sylvia Beach Hotel. Each room is decorated around a different author's theme. Considering we share a hometown, I had no choice BUT to pick the Dr. Seuss room...
I'm kicking myself because I thought I'd taken a picture of Horton & The Who fluffball peeking non-voyeuristically over the shower wall but I didn't. For you, Constant Reader*, I'll have to check into the Dr. Seuss room next year when I go the festival again. I wouldn't miss it for the world!
*in homage to Dottie P.