Here are links for things I think are neat and/or useful. Perhaps you will, too!
BOOK ARTS/BOOK ARTS TEACHING
Philobiblon - Fantastic reference site for book arts, with tutorials, links, galleries, and the Book_Arts-L listserv.
Making Books With Children - The website of Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, book artist and art teacher. She offers great tips & tricks for teachers and parents.
Bookzoompa - The blog of Paula Beardell Krieg, an amazing book arts teacher. She offers some great handouts and tutorials for teachers and parents, as well as great photos of student work.
Booklyn Artists' Alliance - A Brooklyn-based book arts organization. Click on the "Education" link on their site for a free download of their Education Manual.
The Center for Book Arts - Interested in learning to make books? Or need to hone existing skills? CBA is an incredible place to learn, with a great variety of classes for all skill levels. I teach Bookbinding for Teachers there.
Books2Eat - A page devoted to the annual international edible book festival. Note the picture on the bottom of the front page of "The Book of Pi," which I co-created with Robert Christie!
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Etsy - Like a giant craft fair online! Amazing site devoted to hand-crafted work, that houses the online shops of thousands of artists and craftspeople (including my own shop, little teapot).
Willing to Try - An outside-the-box, mind-opening graphic exploration designed by amazing illustrator Richard McGuire - better to experience than read about. Just go there & check it out!
Wolf Erlbruch - A German illustrator, who is my illustration HERO. He has several different styles, each with its own appeal; I think he's amazing.
Puppet Heap - Paul Andrejco is a brilliant illustrator and puppetmaker. You can view some great little videos of some of his earlier puppetry performances.
Henrik Drescher - My first illustration "crush." Like Erlbruch, he experiments with different styles.
Mikeatron - A supercool illustrator I discovered recently on etsy.
Crutonia - Rob Christie was my CowParade & Books2Eat collaborator; his blog explores the magical invented world of Crutonia, and showcases his incredible imagination and illustration skills.
Moonfrog Studio - Honor Woodard is a talented photographer, painter, and jewelry-maker. She owns the little studio in NE Georgia where I've taught book arts workshops.
Roaming Pixels - My husband Phil Vergés maintains this photo blog, which contains his wonderful photos of an eclectic variety of subjects.
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MIND/BODY WELLNESS LINKS
Weston A. Price Foundation - A website devoted to traditional nutrition, as based on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price. Completely antithetical to the traditional dietary establishment - butter? Raw milk? Coconut oil? Egg yolks? Fermented grains? A fascinating alternative take on what "healthful eating" really is.
Alexander Technique - Alexander Technique is an amazing form of psychophysical re-education - it's movement education, helping you learn you how to move with ease. A fantastically helpful modality for helping one's body to heal from injury, for learning how to move more easily within any given task, or learning to move comfortably in general. This website provides information on the modality as well as practitioner referrals.
Feldenkrais - Feldenkrais is another wonderful movement re-education modality; this website offers lots of information and practitioner referrals. If you're in the NYC area, check out Better Movement.
The International Center for Reiki Training - Reiki is a Japanese form of stress-reduction, based on the laying-on of hands. It's wonderfully calming and centering. I am a Reiki practitioner - contact me if you are interested in a session.
Zero Balancing - A bodywork modality that combines elements of Eastern and Western medicine, among them massage, acupressure, and osteopathy. By the end of a session, you feel completely transformed and deeply grounded. This site explains Zero Balancing in greater detail and provides practitioner links.
Feel Integrated - A little bit of well-deserved nepotistic shilling! This is my husband Phil's website - he's a talented licensed massage therapist, offering Swedish massage, Shiatsu and Jin Shin Jyutsu (yes, I know I'm lucky!). If you're in the NYC area, he comes highly recommended.
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RANDOM TIME-WASTING LINKS
Cute Overload - Exactly what it says. This site is a thoroughly enjoyable time-waster. Each photo or video is cuter than the last.
Flying Gonzo - What was there before Angry Birds? This! A ridiculously addictive online game starring Gonzo, from the Muppets, in which the object is to shoot him out of a cannon into a bucket of water. After each shot, the bucket of water moves to a different spot, and you must adjust angle & speed of the cannon for accuracy. You hit "fire," Gonzo pinwheels his arms and yells and lands on the floor, and you think, "Ok, just ONE MORE TIME," but several shots later, you realize you're still playing. Isn't this why the internet was invented?
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