Handmade in the Digital Age: Make a Book and Use It

Kate Elliott

Sat 3 PM | Studio

The only thing I have done religiously in my life is keep a journal. I have hundreds of them, filled with feathers, flowers, photographs, and words – without locks, open on my shelves. – Terry Tempest Williams – In an increasingly digital society, many people are rediscovering the joy and utility of keeping an analog journal. As we enter into the spirit of the Wild Goose, let’s talk about the many reasons – including spiritual growth and mental health – to write and make art by hand, even if only occasionally. Kate will lead participants in making a small book to be used at the maker’s discretion, perhaps as a way to record notes, thoughts, and feelings about the festival. No previous bookmaking experience is needed. All the necessary supplies – paper, thread, and glue – will be provided but feel free to bring any bits and bobs you might like to add to make the book your own.

Kate Elliott

Kate may have a resume full of administrative jobs that pay the bills and provide insurance but her true passion is making beautiful (and sometimes useful) things. Since her early tween years, journaling has been an essential part of her story, helping her process everything life has thrown at her. Along the way, she stopped merely writing in her journals and started making them, teaching herself bookbinding from various blogs and books before YouTube was invented. Kate enjoys any chance she gets to encourage others to document their lives through writing and visual arts. You can find her on Instagram: @kajellio: Come for the art, stay for the cats.

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Session #68