Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sarah is teaching this Coming September through the Castine Art association.
for more information, please contact Eve Swertka at stwertka@att.netor 207-469-2455.
Participants will create a "hinged box" with a signature style book inside.
these recent images posted on the blog exemplify the style of book this workshop will teach.
for any questions pertaining to style, design or other elelments of the class, contact Sarah 207-743-0167 or;

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Here are a few examples of some new work. I am getting ready to send spring orders out by mid May. I have been designing my own papers using paste paper, almost exclusively. I enjoy the affordabliity of the purchasing papers this way and LOVE the designing aspect. The books have a different feel to them , and I am using more silkscreen/collographs in my pieces.Let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Images from the "Hinged Box" class I taught here in Norway last weekend.

this is an example of the "hinged Box" design I have been working on this winter. This one sold very soon after I put it in Gallery 302 in Bridgton,Me. A cooperative gallery that I have recently joined.

starting a new season

 The cycles of the seasons offer different rhythms and opportunities to deepen  into work. This winter, I taught a book altar class in South Bristol. I love to opportunity to teach as It inspires me to create exciting paste paper designs as well as new twists on old styles.  I taught a "prototype" class here in Norway to 7 willing students. We created a "hinged box". I am not sure this class will do for a one day. Back to the drawing board.
 Now,I am getting ready to fill galleries with new designs for the upcoming 2009 summer.