Lectures, Calligraphy, Paper-making and Petroglyphs.

This past weekend I went up to Machias and Trescott area of Maine for the New England Guild of Book Work workshops. We started the weekend up at UMaine Machias to see what students of the book arts where making.

Bernie Vinzani showing us the books the his students put together, The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley. 

Bernie Vinzani showing us the books the his students put together, The Wreck of the Nottingham Galley. 

I believe this was some of Bernie Vinzani's amazing work. 

I believe this was some of Bernie Vinzani's amazing work. 


We then went up to Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott Maine where we had lectures from Walter Tisdale and Gray Parrot about there work. We also had our work shop with Nancy Leavitt there as well.

skulls Leonard Baskin - Gray Parrot

skulls Leonard Baskin - Gray Parrot

A Chronology of Important Events Barbara Tetenbaum and Walter Tisdale

A Chronology of Important Events Barbara Tetenbaum and Walter Tisdale

A Chronology of Important Events Barbara Tetenbaum and Walter Tisdale

A Chronology of Important Events Barbara Tetenbaum and Walter Tisdale

Nancy Leavitt's beautiful work.

Nancy Leavitt's beautiful work.

More of Nancy's work. 

More of Nancy's work. 

Then we headed to the second work shop of the day, making paper with Kate Macgregor of Macgregor Handmade paper.

They made water marks on the screen using vinyl lettering. 

They made water marks on the screen using vinyl lettering. 

The finished paper

The finished paper

The last day Bernie Vinzan was kind enough to take the group to see some petroglyphs out near East Machias

Headed out to the beach.

Headed out to the beach.

You can make out a tall ship.

You can make out a tall ship.