Jenny Mendes

I’m not sure I ever met Jenny officially, but I saw her from afar during one of my stints at Penland School of Crafts.  I remember loving her work and I just ran into her shop on etsy.  The following are examples of what she has for sale in her shop; “limited edition archival giclee prints of the original terra sigillata painting on a clay tile.” To see more of her work go to:

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My Inspiration Book List #1

Good books are incredibly inspiring to me and are a great resource for when you’re feeling stuck. I’m always on the lookout for not too cheesy books about bookbinding, craft business, journaling and living the creative life.  I created a handout to give my students at the close of a class and I’d like to share it with you in segments.

Segment #1: BOOK ARTS

Happy Reading (or just looking at pictures)!

Penland Book of Handmade Books by Lark Books
Penland Book of Handmade Books

500 Handmade Books by Lark Books

500 Handmade Books

A Degree of Mastery: A Journey through Book Arts Apprenticeship by Annie Wilcox

Degree of Mastery

Making Memory Books and Journals By Hand by Kristina Feliciano, Jo Lethaby, and Jason Thompson

Makind Memory Books By Hand

Bookworks by Sue Doggett


Books, Boxes and Wraps by Webberly and Forsyth

Books Boxes and Wraps

Cover to Cover by LaPlantz

Cover to Cover

Any books by Keith Smith

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