Where I Became a Bookbinder
I fell in love with the Center For Book Arts, at its location on Bleecker and The Bowery, the moment I walked through the door. My two-year bookbinding apprenticeship, combined with a master’s degree in painting, led me into the world of Artists’ Books.
Why I Became a Bookbinder
The books I’ve saved from childhood have one thing in common: richly patterned endsheets. If I couldn’t become a girl detective, I could make books.
More stories from the Old Testament
I received this book when I was 10. I remember my surprise that handwriting could form the text. This book gave me permission to use handwriting in my own books. It also seeded my love for other people’s handwriting, as found on parchment documents, postcards, letters. And, oh, those gold borders! They will become a feature in my books as well.