Careless Press back from the dead? (1 Viewer)

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I haven't created an artists' book since 2008. Can that be right? Omg, it is.

The last edition I made was Horsebucket. After that, I suppose I left it up to Chance Press and Bottle of Smoke to take up the slack, but way back when, I originally planned on making my own editions every two to three years.

What happened?

All would have gone as planned with this latest one, but I put it on the back burner in hopes I would win the Library Fellows Award from the NMWA, but I didn't, in which case I would have had to make an edition of 125 books. I would've also had to have changed the book quite a bit making that many, of course.

I had to wait a lot longer to find out the results than I thought I had. I guess I had a pretty large head thinking I had a good chance of winning, but I figured since I already had an artist's book in their collection, I thought I had a pretty good shot. Too bad, and back to the drawing board.

After I found out that I didn't win, I had to tend to some other things, like the drawings for the new Neil Farber | Carol Es book for Chance Press, and then a small body of paintings that those drawings allowed me to be able to create by the way. THEN, I was finally able to work on the book I am nearly done with: Houses.

SO, I thought I would post the colophon so you guys could see what I've been up to. It should be ready for sale at the beginning of the fall, with a tentative price somewhere between $700-$950. The edition is eight, the smallest edition I've ever made, but only five will be for sale.

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And here is one of the pages (the embroidered one) that I'm not even half way done with, to show off for good measure:

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