I taught myself to bind books when I was about 23. I have made my own sketchbooks and watercolor journals since. Lately, I have also made altered books and junk journals. There’s something very satisfying about making a book that you can then use as a daily journal, an art journal, a scrapbook, a trip journal; there are so many ways to use books.

Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Watercolor

Summer Afternoon, a poem by May Howard McEachern, letter drawing and illustration in color pencil.

Monterey Bay,

ink and watercolor illustration from one of my earliest Travel Journals.

The below illustrations are pages from some of my handmade journals.

Bookbinding