Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shop Local, Shop Handmade - San Nicolas Book Art

Day four - who to feature today? How about San Nicolas Book Art. "Hand Bound Journals for one's life journey!"

I first met this artist, Sandra, when I had a booth down at the Seattle Waterfront Park. At that time her business name was Almond Branch and she was also making a variety of bags. You might remember those from my 2013 holiday sale as she was a featured artist. Sandra has turned her focus solely to her hand bound journals.

Sandra had the amazing opportunity to learn different techniques of book binding in a small studio in Sienna, Italy with her fellow Seattle University classmates. It was such great experience to be in Italy and study the book arts at the same time. She fell in love with book binding and the book arts right away. There are endless ways to create and express herself through the book arts. 

She now creates everyday in her studio in Seattle. Each journal is carefully hand bound and uniquely made. She uses quality specialty paper and thick drawing paper for the inside pages. 

You can often find her and her journals on display at the Pike Place Market.  Follow her on her Facebook page to learn more.

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