Saturday, April 13, 2013

And We're Back!

After a lengthy (!) absence, I am back and ready to blog again. Thank you for your patience and your continued interest while I was away.

So many things have happened in the past few years ... lots of traveling (above in Sydney, Australia in February), a wedding (my daughter's), many book arts adventures, but the most awesome has been regaining good health and getting into the best physical shape I have ever been. Healthy eating and regular exercise have taken 60 pounds off my body and lots of annoying medical conditions off my chart, including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. All gone now.  Having cancer a few years back was my wake up call to make some changes and, if you haven't taken that call yet, I highly recommend it. I feel 20 years younger and have great energy during the day. But enough about me.

We're preparing to put in a new floor in the studio within the next month, a not so simple renovation as there is soooooo much stuff to move around. I spent most of the past winter reducing my supply and tools inventory, and will be having a giant artist's garage sale in early summer. As a result, there won't be any Book Arts Coterie classes here this summer, but we will return next year. I am hoping to do some classes here in the fall, and will post information as soon as the details are complete.

In the meantime, I will be teaching at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh in June, 2013, and encourage you to sign up for these classes if you need a fix. The Society is an inspiring, friendly environment to take a class, and we'll be covering a lot of project ground in the two sessions. As I update this blog in the next few weeks, I'll post photos of the books and box we'll be making during the five day span. Hope to see you there!


  1. It is SO good to see a post here, and you look fantastic. I need to follow your lead and get on the healthy bandwagon!
    Let us know when your art sale is - Gaye and I might need a road trip around that time!!!

    1. And it is GREAT to hear from the Dynamic Duo! I am thinking early July for the studio sale and hope to have a firm date in the next few weeks. Can you say Road Trip? Oh wait, you have the rubber stamp for that......

  2. Pam, Welcome home. You have really been missed. I'm so glad you have the physical stuff out of the way and you are healthy now. You look absolutely wonderful. And I know how that feels. Just haven't felt it in a while. You've inspired me to get serious. Can't wait to see what's next for you.

  3. Very nice to see you here again. And wonderful news about your return to full health - great work!

  4. Can't wait to have you teaching again at Contemporary Craft!

  5. So glad you are back again , Pam, and this time in great health and spirits! Look forward to following your adventures as you more forward in life and art.