In early January I attended the College Book Arts Association conference in Salt Lake City and wow(!) what an experience. It was the most amazing weekend of old friends, new connections and copious inspiration. A heartfelt thank you to the Utah band of conference organizers, including the ever-amazing Marnie Powers-Torrey, who all flawlessly pulled off a fantastic event.
One of my favorite parts of the conference was the Cornered Folded Form Exchange. Each participating artist sent in 33 copies of a folded form. The fine folks in Utah then assembled a packet for each participant containing 30 pieces from other artists. They also created a gorgeous box to hold all of these goodies.
My box contains fantastic folded forms by such stellar artists as: Julie Chen, Macy Chadwick, Chip Schilling, Jeff Rathermel, Mare Blocker, Nanette Wylde, Jessica Spring, Peter and Donna Thomas, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Rebecca Childers and many more very talented artists who are new to my eyes.
My own contribution was a very fun maze book that uses letters from vintage Las Vegas neon signs to spell out, “Go to your studio and make something” when you fold the maze our flat. If you are reading this, send me an email and I will send you a free copy of my little marvel.
Thanks again to all my Cornered friends!