You Were In Michigan: In books

This year is officially my year of collaboration and the newest creation in this year of making is a limited edition run of limited edition (15!) books for Christa Couture‘s newest single “You Were In Michigan.” It is officially the song that defines this summer. It’s been a while since I’ve made a run of multiples. The…

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A book for a three-year-old

One of my very favourite gifts when I was a kid was the board book my mom made me of all of the things my three-year-old self could do – swing, colour, kick soccer balls…so when my favourite three-year-old had a birthday recently, I decided that it was time to make him a “Rudi can…”…

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38 things I love (and Truman Capote’s colour coded drafts)

Sometimes, when one of your leading ladies turns 38, you need to write a list of awesome and turn it into a book (including such salient points as “that you love caramelized bananas”). And something else I’ve been loving lately is interviewing musicians including Justin Rutledge and Basia Bulat (and here’s the Truman Capote interview she references…

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2010: A year of handmade book

On January 1, 2010, I set out to write a poem a day and make a book a month. The daily poetry component petered out in mid-June, with continued fits and starts for the rest of the year, but the book-a-month project continued all year through…a whole year of handmade books – quite exciting! January:…

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fall joy

This fall was a doozy. A blind-siding, topsy turvy season. But on November 1st, a dear friend on the west coast sent me a note, suggesting we send each other a ‘hurrah, it’s fall’ daily moment. And so, the daily joy project was born. I will admit, I was not on board at first. All…

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Mountain girl

In my make-a-book-a-month-for-2010 goal, I realized in the last few days of August that I didn’t have any cover board. So, I decided to go with a soft cover creation, inspired by Susan Kendal’s newest choreography, Mountain Girl (co-choreographed and performed by Brittany Duggan). With a glacier deep skirt burying her thighs, and topographical maps…

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A miracle somehow

A miracle somehow Hand-embroidered cover, printed on a 100-year-old letter press at Art Farm in Nebraska, USA. Even with all of her swimming badges sewn onto old bathing suits, and the lifeguard whistle around her neck, it seems impossible not to drown.

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love.

love. Nebraskan inspired love letters, printed on a 100-year-old letter press at Art Farm. The green that goes on and on and on, the copycat sky.

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