Tuesday, March 15, 2011


a photographer here in dallas, darren looker, is working on building his portfolio to create a website, so he came to the studio to take this shot of me a few months ago. i was working a couple of japanese woodblock prints, which give some nice color to the shot along with my hand built book press. and set up in front of my lovely windows, this photo makes the studio look huge! i have no idea what to do in front of a camera for a portrait, and darren was great at making me feel at ease in a down to earth way. thanks, friend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

at a recent opening...

i like this photo, taken by our sweet friends at we are 1976.

Monday, March 7, 2011

adhesives workshop in april

hello all! i just wanted to post a note that i'll be hosting and teaching an upcoming day-long workshop on adhesives and their uses in studio art, bookbinding and conservation. please see the info below, and contact me with any questions. i hope to see some of you there!

what: "how do i make it stick?"
instructor: tish brewer, paper conservator, bookbinder and artist
when: saturday, april 2, 2011. from 10am to 4pm.
where: my studio, 4101 commerce street suite 6 dallas, TX 75226
fee: $75 for members of the guild of book workers/$90 for non-members. registration required.

we are often faced with these questions: which adhesive for the best results? will my paper buckle, is it archival, how much adhesive should i use? what materials should i use for mending? this workshop is ideal for binders and artists alike, as the glut of adhesives available at art supplies can be quite overwhelming, and the "archival" label confusing. tish will quell your anxieties with valuable formulations, references, and considerations when applying an adhesive to, or repairing, materials such as paper, board, cloth, and leather. tish will also address specific questions about examples students may bring with them. cost includes materials provided for the workshop, instructor fee, and studio rental. for a supply list, directions, or more information, please contact tish at 214.827.0200.