I think I mentioned that Matt Bodett and I stopped by Crown Point Press yesterday, but what I forgot to mention was that we each picked up an original sketchbook/journal made out of Crown Point leftovers. We witnessed one of the master printmakers printing an edition of a small plate on full sized sheets of paper. The print is eventually trimmed down - leaving several strips of blank leftovers. And those leftovers? Well, they eventually make their way into sketchbook/journals. And the covers of the sketchbook/journals are actually rejected prints that get torn down, too. As we both "oohed" and "aahed" and selected our favorite to purchase, Matt looked at me and said, " Amy, this would be a great exchange idea." So, I'm just throwing this out there. Let's just say participants agreed to create 4, maybe 5 small blank books with leftover prints as covers - along with a few signatures of blank paper and they in return would get back that same number of books. Would anyone be interested?
This, I think, is the very table that held the stack of sketchbooks! And here's a crummy cell phone photo of my book made with beautiful leftover printmaking papers.
It's about 7" square, cost me $20.00 and probably has 30 individual sheets of assorted papers in it. If you know Matt Bodett, ask to see his.
Today's my last day in SF and I can't wait to get back to all your leftovers.