Hi y'all! It's Nollie! I've commandeered the blog because Jennifer has been SLACK in keeping up with it. So here's the bindery news: 2015 has proven to be an awesome year for the bindery so far. To catch you up, at the end of 2014 we decided to run the bindery full-time and local antiquarian bookstores have rallied behind us as well as the local book arts community and for that we are eternally grateful. Brown Dog made a special connection with a local fabricator and gallery preparator, Brian Larimer. He has been participating in a teach trade with Brown Dog artist Jennifer Knowles swapping woodworking and carving teaches for basic bookbinding teaches. As a result, the two artists have collaborated on a few pieces for the New Harmony show that include this beautiful book bench along with several of Jennifer's shrines:
The two continue to work on other sculptural works that will travel to various states for exhibition. Join our email list for updates or check in at www.BrownDogBindery.com to see NEWS & EVENTS.
We'd also like to thank Nashville Arts Magazine for featuring Jennifer and Brown Dog Bindery in their January 2015 edition. You can view that edition here: Jennifer Knowles: The Ties That Bind
On a personal note: I have good and bad news. The good news: I received lots of new chew toys this year for the holidays and my 10th birthday is in March...so probably more chew toys then! The bad news: Jennifer gave me a bath and, as if that weren't bad enough all on it's own, a haircut too. I look ridiculous and I'm just too mortified. She should probably stick to bookbinding.
Hope you're all having a wonderful start to the new year!
~Nollie Brown Dog