My photo
I'm an artist living in San Francisco, on a wooded hillside overlooking the Farallon Islands. Redtail hawks soar overhead and sometimes perch outside the studio window, and raccoons, possums and skunks are nocturnal visitors. And this is in the middle of the city!

Sunday, June 27

Book arts

Here's a photo of Howard Munson, book artist
and teacher, taken at last year's Printers' Faire
in San Francisco. He's holding a damaged
antique Japanese screen, showing the trove
of wonderful old papers packed into the back.
He told me that antique dealers are often able
to date old screens by opening the back and
reading the dates of the newspapers that were
used as filling.