As everyone keeps saying, 2020 was a year like no other. Well, no-one had seen 2021 yet.
2021 it seems, may also prove to be a year like no other, finding us teaching online, in my case through Zoom, engaging in what is called, “distance learning”. Well, you can’t beat the commute and clean-up time, and I found there are indeed ways to connect significantly with students and colleagues, and even teach some things!
In February 2021, I led an accordion book with pockets program at the Panorama City Branch Library, part of my artist residency in bookmaking there, through the wonderful Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Using bright tag board and richly patterned origami papers,
participants learned the accordion/consertina fold,
how to create pockets in their books,
how to cover and embellish their covers,
and how to add hopes and wishes to their pockets!
Whole families, as well as Library staff, got into the act.