At the end of a residential street in Boston, next to a wood, in balmy (notice I did not say steamy or humid) weather, we show books, drink wine, snack on chips and salsa and talk about our lives as artists. Crazy ideas come to life (like tanning chipmunk skins for binding, books that talk or play music, a puppet book?) and materials and techniques are compared (wood versus linoleum for relief printing). I don't think open caravan is going to be the ultimate business model for selling books, but it certainly is fun for the connections made. I don't have pictures of all the neighbors stopping by and seeing artists' books for the first time, but these show some of the fun:
Ashlie Taylor, painter/artist-extraordinaire, rode her bike to the open caravan. Click here to see her beautiful paintings and drawings.