17th ave

May 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

now I can  print the last 5 poems in the third signature tomorrow!

all in a day’s work

May 23, 2016 § Leave a comment



work on my book of poems called PLACE continues:

today I set 4 out of  the 5 remaining poems in the third (out of 5) signature, plan to set the last one on Thursday and then print the lot of them

the dark green on my worksheet shows which have been typeset, the red is printed, the light green is distributed


answering the call

May 17, 2016 § 3 Comments

…having taken the books in, to see if they answer the call, one in a box like it were a damn cake and so glad I’d glued the sucker to withstand the rigors of come what may…

well, that one, in a box like it were a damn cake, an assemblage, titled: Fallout answered the call just fine!


“The Art of the Book”  juried by Betsy Davids
JUNE 17 – JULY 27,  2016

Opening reception June 17, 6-7:30 pm
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

keeping on keeping on

May 16, 2016 § 1 Comment



it’s not like it’s a new thing, this one foot in front of the other doing what I do with plenty of hoot & holler and momentum and lot’s of skin in the game cause otherwise why bother but having taken the books in, to see if they answer the call, one in a box like it were a damn cake and so glad I’d glued the sucker to withstand the rigors of come what may, I’m tired, skin in the game tired, but it beats entropy and not keeping up the hoot&holler cause otherwise why bother


call for submission

May 13, 2016 § 2 Comments

 number 1 red dot

it’s that time again when we more self consciously than usual are thinking and talking about what a book is, these conversations being elicited by a ‘call for submissions’ to a book art exhibit, which it doesn’t go without saying one does or does not read carefully before deciding to submit work, since really if you don’t know beforehand you likely won’t know after you read the prospectus what might be accepted, or for that matter the number 1 red dot

I had already decided which (b-o-o-k) book I would submit before I read the prospectus, which I did read by which I mean skim, because I think I thought I knew what it would say, or it didn’t matter, or who knows but then one of my colleagues said she hadn’t understood what they were asking for, did I, so I went back and (r-e-a-d) read it again

and I was surprised (read annoyed!) to realize on the one hand I didn’t, and on the other hand maybe I did but I didn’t like what I thought I was understanding
let’s not be too bothered with words, o.k.?
kicking into gear something I’ve never done before: making a piece specifically designed to answer a particular call (I may or may not have understood) ha! we’ll see, as is always the case,

multi media: 9 words; chicken wire, wire, lead, metal wire, 527 glue, jewelry findings, gold thread, faded red plastic car, felt, casters, wood,

vocabulary: book, art, artist book, book art, words


p stands for printed

May 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

one two-up the rest single pages. done today on the vandercook sp-15. went smoothly, though at one point I thought I might have wanted to take a rubbing of the furniture set-up over which to print one of the poems but, for worse or better I couldn’t find the g.d. graphite pencil. oh well there’s always later, or…

run of twenty, edition will of course be smaller…


3rd signature of 5 signature book, PLACE


point of view

May 9, 2016 § 2 Comments


she wanted it to be more


she said as if that were a shorthand

everyone understood when it came to




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