Jane Austen Read A-Long: Pride and Prejudice

How is everyone doing so far? I should be completing Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice late this evening or tomorrow night.  My reading time has been limited this week by the start of school.  As the old prostitute said, it’s not the work, it’s the commute.  Mine was made worse when the district I work for decided…

Making Books with Jane Austen

I spent this past week, the last of my summer vacation, at the Center for the Book in San Francisco  taking a four-course intensive book binding class.  We learned how to make the four bindings shown in the picture here; Coptic, flat-back case, limp paper and rounded back case. I’ve been making my own books…

“This Is Not Art” My First Linoleum Cut Print

 I recently tried linoleum cut print making for the first time, with positive but mixed results, I think. I done a few other types of simple print making but this is the first time I’ve made a linoleum cut.  Basically, you take a piece of thick linoleum, a kind made specifically for print-making, draw you…