Pop-Ups

March 11, 2014

Alpha Blocks

 

I’m excited to be finishing up the first copies of Alpha Blocks, my newest artists’ book. It will make its debut with Playing With Pop-Ups. I’ll start taking orders later this week and will start shipping as soon …

February 25, 2014

Animated Movable Books

It is so much fun to turn the pages of a pop-up book and watch it come to life. Sometimes it isn’t possible to interact with books that are on display or are too old to handle, and you are …

February 11, 2014

Artist Profile: Carol Barton

Carol Barton is the first artist I met who was working with pop-ups. She taught workshops at the Center for Book Arts in New York, where I was a work study volunteer way back in the early 1990’s. Looking …

February 4, 2014

Free Valentine Template

I have a little gift I’m offering to those of you who subscribe to my newsletter (not to worry, those of you who already subscribe will be receiving it in my newsletter today).

I designed this valentine and am sharing …

January 28, 2014

For the Love of Letterforms

I love handwriting and fonts; when I was a kid I discovered that I can write backwards. Can you? Try it – when I tried it I could just do it (in cursive). My daughter just tried it, and she …

January 21, 2014

Sneak Peak: My New Book

Here’s the cover of my newest book, Playing With Pop-Ups, which is being printed, bound and will be ready to read in early May! It is a colorful book (on the inside too) which I’m really liking. Here you see …

June 18, 2013

On the Bookshelf


I am in Portland for 12 days (the first five have flown by). Yesterday, the kids and I went to Powells Books and we each went our separate ways (they know where to find me… in the papercraft section). I …

June 4, 2013

Origamic Architecture

As many of you know, I’m writing a new book called Playing With Pop-Ups. I’m in the home stretch… my final manuscript is due July 1. I find this deadline both nerve wracking and relieving! But let me be the …

April 16, 2013

The Paper Club

I host a weekly after school club at my kid’s school, which I started in Portland about five years ago at The Portland Village School. It has been a fun little gig that started with my children as participants, …

December 8, 2012

18: Pop-Ups

I think I could write 25 posts about pop-ups, but I’ll spare you…
Pop-ups were my foray into paper arts. In 1986, when I spent my junior year abroad in Germany, I took a class in letter arts and discovered …