Book arts bucket list
I’ve been visiting a lot of travel blogs lately and I found that most of them have something in common – bucket lists. For those of you who don’t know, a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die.
I find the concept of a bucket list to be both hopeful and morbid at the same time. However, I realized that I’ve been keeping a list in my head for a while – a list of book arts-related things.
I decided that it was time to write it all down. It’s a bit overwhelming to see all of these items in one place and I wonder how much of it is actually possible to accomplish (some of it is crazy-dreaming). I guess I should be focusing on the hopeful aspect of it all – I have a lot of years left in me!
Here it is, in no particular order:
Take a workshop at:
- Penland School of Crafts
- American Academy of Bookbinding
- John C. Campbell Folk School
- Wells Book Arts Center (Done! July 2016)
Take a workshop with:
- Abecedarian Gallery
- The Sketchbook Project’s Brooklyn Art Library
- Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair
- The Morgan Conservatory
- A Chiyogami studio in Japan
- Central Booking
- Printed Matter
- Secret Belgian Binding
- Woodblock carving & printing
- Reduction printmaking
- Print an edition using my Gocco
- Residency at the Vermont Studio Center
- Residency in a National Park
- College Book Art Association conference
- Movable Book Society conference (Done! September 2016 in Boston)
I imagine that this list will change over time. I look forward to crossing things off of it!
What’s on your bucket list? I’d love to hear about it!