Hello Paperphiles! As a year draws to a close, I habitually assess what has gone before and what lies ahead. Do you? There is always so much that is under-appreciated, obliterated by the never-ending To Do list. We have done so much. Here is 2014 as lived by The Travelling Bookbinder:
Writing, editing, tweaking the PaperLove e-course
Teaching a sell-out workshop at the enjoyable and stimulating Fruitmarket‘s Bookmarket
The annual Shetland Lighthouse Workshop was a joy, with superlative cake
With aching shoulders, chronic fatigue and no diagnosis, R+R on Iona, playing with ink and paper, was just what the doctor ordered
The extreme pleasure of seeing PaperLove unfolding around the world, stitching together enduring friendships and sparking all sorts of discoveries has been the highlight of 2014
Ah Venice. I love making books with you. Personal Geographies. A triumph of cicchetti, gelati and Bellini. With impressive results
The second round of PaperLove, with Christmas Bonus Posts. Full on folding, binding, collage and posting. Already developing the course for Spring 2015 yay
Paris for love and paper. Research and development for next November’s course. Inbound case heavily laden with washi tape and other fundamental acquisitions. A long list of plans
WISHING YOU a fabulous Hogmanay, and hoping that the New Year brings all the creativity you desire. See you on the flipside for more making, writing, folding and binding, Rachel
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It has become something of a regular fixture in the diary to cram my suitcase with maps, paper, ribbon, grey board, glue, washi tape, fly to Marco Polo, whiz by water bus to the Grand Canal and set up a studio high above the city. Here are some snapshots of Personal Geographies 2014:
Thank you to this year’s adventurers, to Antonio Scarponi, to Monica Viero, to Iona Man for the birthday boat trip to Torcello.
Rachel Hazell will be guiding Personal Geographers through Venetian pages again in October 2015. The price, for this non-residential workshop, is £800. Sign up for the newsletter to be first in line when registration opens.
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Don’t you just love parcels? Wrapping up presents is the best.
Choosing the paper, selecting which washi tape, working out the angles of fold, making satisfying corners, sealing up, adding ribbons or string…..oh to be a professional parcel wrapper. Wouldn’t that be brilliant?!
As we’ve already established, there’s never quite enough special tape in this house…particularly evident on discovering that Rob Ryan has added a delectable set of three small ones to his collection. Sigh.
But brown paper is pretty cheap, and rubber stamps are perfect for creating personalised sheets.
So who’s birthday is coming up? Could they do with some PaperLove?
*Starts Monday 3rd November 2014* and will include bonus Christmas posts. Yay