Binding Obsession at Transformations

Binding Obsession continues its rampage through Hopewell, New Jersey unabated. Although I won’t be at the 40th Annual Transformations Art & Craft Show in person, my books will be! (Alongside, once again, the always-lovely work of Everlasting Blossoms.) If you’re in the area, please consider stopping by to show your support for local artists and artisans—and to […]

Binding Obsession at the Hopewell Harvest Fair

After much suspense, I can now officially confirm that Binding Obsession will be at the Hopewell Harvest Fair in New Jersey next weekend. I’ll be sharing a table with two delightful ladies, Karin of Everlasting Blossoms and Jordan of Fits to a Tee. This will be my first time vending, and the day is about much more […]

Not dead yet

It’s been ages since the Binding Obsession  blog was active; readers have my most sincere apologies. The past few months have brought numerous changes, and blogging (not to mention bookbinding) time has been short—virtually nonexistent. The last day that a blog entry was schedule to post, Boston—not to mention I—was changed forever. I don’t usually link […]

In the News: E-books, E-books, and more E-books

I’ve written about E-books here before—as both a book lover and a digital native, and someone who does plenty of reading in both formats, I find this subject of great importance. I’ve been hoarding a lot of articles on this subject of the past few months, so this will be a long one—and there should be something […]

Midnight landscape: a long-stitch album

The blog has been conspicuously quiet for some months; I hope my readers will forgive the silence, especially since this relative reticence might continue for some time. In just over two months, my husband and I will be packing up all of our worldly possessions and moving away from the city that I have loved so dearly […]

Fore-edge painting, fanned

Fore-edge painting: The book as canvas

I’ve written a feature on books as art, but what about art on books? Although bindings themselves can sometimes be works of art (not that you’re not likely to find those for sale at your local bookstore), sometimes the book itself—specifically, the text block—can be used as a canvas, as in fore-edge painting. What is […]

The Binding Obsession shop: Open for business

When I decided several weeks ago to officially launch the Binding Obsession shop on November 1, I had no idea of the devastation that would directly precede this event. Here in Boston, Sandy did relatively little damage; our home never even lost power. But having grown up on Long Island, I have a lot of friends and family in New […]

Welcome to the new Binding Obsession

After many hours of fumbling around with DNS, .htaccess, PHP, databases, plug-ins, CSS, and SEO; reorganizing post categories and tags, menus, and static pages; updating far too many broken links and featured images; revising the About page; and creating some new visual content, I’m pleased to announce that Binding Obsession’s move to self-hosting and official […]