Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


From L-R: Laura, Judy, Kathleen, Daniel, Lauren, Kate
Rachel couldn't make it and Deb prefers being behind the camera!

On Thursday the 17th, the staff at Ah Haa took a little mini retreat to the bookbinding studio to get a taste of what this bookbinding business was about. Call it continuing education to improve one's knowledge of what it is they're supporting/promoting. Call it a good, happy time. Everyone had fun learning a couple simple book forms and going away with two to four books for show and tell. Judy used papers she made herself and the rest of us relied on Daniel's inventory that he brought along. All were unique and personal. Laura, a very meticulous sort, produced a couple lovely and precise little books and claimed her comfort level to be higher in making books than in painting a self portrait. Kate branched out in three dimensions and accents on her second book with a miniature book on the cover. Lauren did some cut-outs as a decorative element and Kathleen made books specifically to hold photos and tickets.

Judy with her wonderful paper she made

Laura checking her edges

Kate at play

Kathleen showing off her ticket book

Lauren cradling her 'babies'

Posted by Deb at 4:27 PM

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