Sunday, April 11, 2010

champaign, illinois



We took a book art workshop in Champaign, Il,
with Bea Nettles, who has been involved in the
photographic and book art world since the '70s.
We learned the pamphlet stitch, punch and
multi-needle exposed spine sewing.
Struggled a bit with the 1st two, but found
doing the multi needle sewing, 3 threads,
6 needles finally making some sense and finding
the sewing to not be so daunting and hard to do.

What follows on the short clip:

1- Greek Rest., Lafayette, Indiana,
husband and wife at this site for 26 yrs
and delicious food and great hosts.

2- Workshop at Oak Street Library,
scenes in the conservation lab.

3 - Cafe Kopi
Great coffee, and glad we
found it for both days.

4 - Japan House





10 comments:

California Girl said...

the book art sounds fun. the coffee glazing is something I've never heard of. is it a gimmick from the late 19th or early 20th century?

willow said...

I went to 5th and 6th grade in Champaign, IL. I remember seeing a production of Swan Lake in that assembly hall that looks like a mushroom.

Sam Juliano said...

Welcome Back Michael! Your posts have been missed. Well, I enjoyed that video of the Japan House, and as always the older parchments and the book covers all add to a your singular sensory perspective. To learn what you did at the book art workship takes an amazing amount of patience, something that I don't sadly have. Ha!

Who Is Afraid of Tim Burton? Two?... said...

Hi! C.M., C.G., Willow and Sam Juliano,

C.M. said,"We took a book art workshop in Champaign, Il,"

That sounds very interesting...from an artist perspective, but of course!
Thanks, for sharing the link and the video too!

DeeDee ;-D

Subby said...

Uh-oh...now I've got that BDDDB song in me head! Dear, dear, dear...oh bother!

Coffee Messiah said...

cg: In the mid 1800s, John Arbuckle (Arbuckle Coffee) was trying to find a way to keep the coffee fresh. This was before roasting in a machine, of course. Once the machine roast was working, there was no need for the glazing to keep it fresh.

willow: You have been around.

sam: Thanks for taking a look. Yes, conservation and any sort of bookbinding, one does need patience. Sitting through some of the films you do, sounds like you have patience to me. That's something I can't do.

dd: Thanks for stopping by.

subT: Interesting.

Anil P said...

Oh. I hope folks back here do not happen upon the first advt. not when there's a huge campaign going on here to inform folks that only little over 1400 tigers are now left in India from the over 40,000 at the turn of the century.

The Bookart theme sounds fun. At first I thought it had to do with illustrations appearing in the books. Actually I miss seeing illustrations in books, always thought they lend well to the feel of the book.

Tom said...

i'll have a glazed coffee with my glazed donut, please...the Japanese gardens are lovely, they really know how to put it together with the water and landscaping.

Merle Sneed said...

I once dated a girl named Nettles. I hope your Nettles is less crazy than mine was.

Coffee Messiah said...

anil p: I don't think you have to worry, besides, this card was made way too many years ago. And yes to illustrations! Thanks 4 stopping by.

tom: Since it was near/on university grounds, it was much smaller than we anticipated, but beautiful and peaceful all the same.

merle: Hmmmm, aren't we all, just a little crazy, in our own way???