Thursday, October 6, 2011

Handmade & Bound Highlights

I'm still thinking about the Handmade & Bound event in Nashville, TN last Saturday! The vendor booths, exhibits, workshops, and especially the talented artists I met made it a truly memorable experience.

The day began with the my Findings & Bindings workshop. We only had an hour for the class, so my husband Randy helped me get the kits ready, and precut 15 papers for each one! He makes a great studio assistant, and even brought me water, and took photos of the class. Everyone seemed to have a great time putting their books together!

When the class was finished, we explored the event venue at the Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film. What an inspiring place!

We saw huge signs made from cardboard...

Incredible art made from recycled materials...

and amazing handcrafted books at the Encoded Structures exhibition.

We browsed and shopped and met lots of wonderful people at the vendor booths...
and topped off our day with scrumptious mongolian tacos from the Happy Eating {Happy Japan} food truck. Yum! I'm already dreaming about attending again next year!


  1. looks like you had a fun class! and great after class activities.

  2. We need to have lunch so you can tell me more!! So happy your class went well - I knew it would!!

  3. I attended your workshop at Handmade & Bound and had such a good time, you inspired me!