New Mexico Handmade Books: Oct 2010

Handmade Books: Before leaving Vermont, several generous artist left me rolls of good paper. With Meredith Nemirov's October New Mexico watercolor workshop in mind, I researched simple book-making designs, so I could take the paper with me. A few of the accordion books came in handy for the watercolor workshop (see page here). The rest, I sewed and used as sketchbooks. Meredith inspired me with a little sketchbook she used for notes and drawings. At the end of the workshop, Australian artist Liz Jeneid showed us how to make professional books. This I hope to pursue. Thank you, Liz.

The following are a few of the ones I filled out visiting friends in Santa Fe, taking the train to Albuquerque and exploring the Taos pueblo.

*Please click on images to enlarge*

Dreams and Images Handmade Book:

3.5" x 4.25" mixed media on paper
Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM

Chimney Rocks, Abiquiu

Tent Rocks, Abiquiu

Abiquiu Sunset

Abiquiu Sunset

Abiquiu paintings from memory

Diebenkorn drawing in Santa Fe!

Tent Rocks national monument

Tent Rocks, Santa Fe farmer's market

people at the Santa Fe farmer's market, NM

Coffee Table Book:

apx. 3" x 3" mixed media on paper
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Shiva/Parvati Book:
5.5" x 4.25" pen on paper
Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico

White Rocks, Abiquiu, NM

en route to Albuquerque, NM

en route to Albuquerque, NM

Sky City, outside of Albuquerque, NM

Taos Pueblo, NM

Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo: over 1000 years old

The End!
Thank you, New Mexico and all the friends who shared your time,
your stories, your homes and your delicious Southwestern foods with me.


Unknown said…
Great work, Ariel! Keep on making these books, they are fantastic. Would be great to see your work more widely available, the energy in all your work is incredible.
Love Love Love,
One of your fans in Scotland :)
suev said…
Ariel, I wrote you a long note, but evidently it did not get saved. I do not feel like writing it again. I am incompetent with these computer blogs.
Anonymous said…
love seeing your work from NM! Can't wait to see what's next for you!xoxo, erin

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