As part of my Artist Residency at the Granada Hills Branch Library supported by the wonderful Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, I led a “gift bookmaking” program for the community.
As we found out, all that glitters may not be gold, but shiny stuff can be really fun to work with and inspire us to add a jewel-like quality to our handmade books.
Adults and children and teens/tweens alike enjoyed cutting out shapes from shiny, glittery adhesive-backed sheets!
The primary colors of red, yellow and blue never get old, especially when there is a glittery twist!
A very talented young maker created a “jewel”-studded book!
And he is a radiant Jewel himself…look at that 1000 watt smile!
A young reader tried his hand a t bookmaking, cheered on my his Mom.
Here are his younger brother’s very seasonal works.
The fruits of their labor.
Participants made their way through the inevitable tangle of colorful ribbon to choose and use pieces to enhance their works.
Ribbon of wonders, just like the participants and their bookish creations!