BAG Meeting This Saturday, May 14

Please note: For security reasons we never put the Zoom link on our website. If you did not receive an email from Santa Fe Book Arts Group with the link, please check your email program’s “spam” or “junk” folder. Still not there? Email santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address.

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome

Agenda

  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • When Doodles Dare to Dream: A Presentation by Rosemary Ray (see below)
  • Santa Fe Origins Project Update and Pop-Up Demo by Sally Blakemore
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

 

Presentation: When Doodles Dare to Dream with Rosemary Rae

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Welcome to Rosemary Rae’s world of doodle books. Here bright bursts of possibility collide with song and curious geometry, creating an elaborate visual poem. Beauty, fun, and spontaneity leap from page to page. Inspiration blooms as Rosemary draws with marker, colored pencils, and crayon, adding collage, paint, and rubber stamps along the way. Join Rosemary on a technicolor journey through her multi-page gardens–swirling landscapes ablaze with words, roses, flames, polka dots, and stars. Rosemary hopes that her little illustrated books will inspire you to create one, too.

Rosemary Rae is a creative director/designer, artist, and design educator living in San Diego, California. A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design and Vermont College of Fine Arts, she currently works for a local publisher creating book covers, calendars, and kits that are sold nationwide. In addition to designing her unique line of letterpressed greeting cards, she also creates collages and artist books, which have been featured in many juried exhibitions. Her creative work provides the arena to play and experiment with book structures, paper ephemera, pop-ups, paint, lettering, and typography.

BAG Meeting on Saturday, April 9

Please note: For security reasons we never put the Zoom link on our website. If you did not receive an email from Santa Fe Book Arts Group with the link, please check your email program’s “spam” or “junk” folder. Still not there? Email santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address.

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome

Agenda

  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Round-Robin Art Journal Exchange Update by Cynthia Leespring
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • Making Natural Ink from Plants: A Presentation by Wendy Feldberg (see below)
  • Santa Fe Origins Project Update and Pop-Up Demo by Sally Blakemore
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

Presentation: Making Natural Inks from Plants by Wendy Feldberg

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Wendy Feldberg will present on making natural inks from plants, and show examples of her work with those inks.

Wendy Feldberg lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the boreal eco zone. She creates painted, printed, and stitched art textiles, papers, and artist books on mostly botanical themes. She is always inspired by the beautiful landscapes and plant life, both wild and cultivated, of that rugged region of Canada.

Working with nature as a gardener and as an artist is one of the chief constants and consolations of Wendy’s life. Here printed and stitched textiles and papers, like scrolls, become botanical records of plants and their environments in every season.

Wendy’s basic method is to print and stitch on textiles and papers, embroidering by hand and machine. Her intention is to build up layers of colored marks to express feeling and concept with line, color, and texture. As well as painting marks on substrates with acrylics or natural dyes, Wendy uses eco printing, a monotype process that applies pigments from plants, soils, and minerals directly from plants onto natural fibers. Printing and dyeing with native plants from her garden and foraged from the local environment have become her special interest.

Wendy has been published internationally about eco printing, give occasional classes and presentations. She documents all aspects of her art adventures on the blog “Threadborne.” https://wendyfe.wordpress.com/tag/making-ink/ and https://www.wendyfeldberg.ca.