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This space is a sorta "catch-all" and potpourri of links to friends of the house and assorted other minutiae. Let your curiosity go a-walking!

And if any of these don't work, please let me know. The sources for these links were many and various, and may have been in error from the get-go.

Thanks.

 
Now hiring out for Bar Mitzvahs and other occasions.
Photo courtesy Douglas Yaple Photography, Seattle, WA
www.dougyaple.com
Don't bypass the Suggested Reading list for many of these and other great books.


Collage Lab
Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects
by Bee Shay
www.quarrybooks.com

Collage Lab offers artists and crafters a fun and experimental approach to making art. 

And there's even some artwork by some guy named Fred in there.  Go figure.


A new nature printing book from some friends of the house.
Creating Art from Nature: How to Handprint Botanicals
by John Doughty (NPS member) and Sonja Larsen (NPS member), self-published © 2008, ISBN 978-0-615-18666-5.  
Purchase this book through their website www.natureprintingbook.com and mention this site in the referral code box.



Heather Fortner
NPS Member

Be sure and contact her about her DVD on fish printing.

www.heatherfortner.com




Watercolor: Painting Outside The Lines 
by Linda Kemp 
North Light Books 

Love her style of working with negative space.  Very suggestive and ethereal.  

www.lindakemp.com
For you paper afficionados out there, this is just a reminder that acid-free is NOT the same as permanent:

www.permanencematters.com




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Somerset Studio
Stampington & Company


www.stampington.com
For additional ideas on using my fish stamps with fabric, take a look at Carolyn Dahl's fabric painting and dyeing book, "Transforming Fabric: 30 Creative Ways to Paint, Dye and Pattern Cloth" (Krause Publications).
For an autographed copy, e-mail her at
Dahlstudio@aol.com for details or go to  www.CarolynDahlStudio.com



The Creative Zone
After 17 years, we must sadly bid Farewell to the Creative Zone.  Judy and Michael Jacobs are off on new adventures.  But you can still find Michael's books on vendors like Powell's and Amazon.





Diane Maurer, Handmarbled Paper
Beautiful marbled papers in both eastern and western manners.
www.dianemaurer.com


"Paper In Three Dimensions"


And speaking of great books, Lady Diane has done another wonderful job with her latest release, "Collage Assemblage and Altered Art" from Watson-Guptill. Click on her cover to go for a visit to read more about it.
Alternative Arts Productions and all things Teeshaesque
My friends Teesha and Tracey Moore and a link up with the world of Zettiology
www.teeshamoore.com

The Divine Lynne Perrella

(A house favorite, to be sure!)
www.lkperrella.com

Hawaiian Fish Prints
Original art, digital reproductions and T-shirts from Carrie Brady, NPS Member
www.hawaiianfishprints.com

rubber stamp searches
Sources for links, rs email lists, rs forums, vendor lists, and more...
www.youdesignit.com
www.rubberstampsearch.com
www.stampinet.com

Fox News fans beware!
I found this in my wallet.  No kidding!! (Don't worry; it's not dirty.)
USArtQuest
www.usartquest.com

Ranger Ink
www.rangerink.com

Luminarte/Angelwings Inc.
Home of Radiant Pearls and those H2O thingies.
www.luminarteinc.com

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

www.sbnature.org

RubberstampMadness
www.rsmadness.com

Vickie Schumaker
NPS Member
Nature prints, gyotaku (fish prints) and more!
www.botanicals.bizland.com

The Sweet Potato Queens
What a hoot! Ladies, this one's for you!!
www.sweetpotatoqueens.com

Do you take your religious inclinations semi-seriously?
www.spiritualhumanism.org



Lori Hatch
NPS Member
Gyotaku (fish prints)
www.lorihatch.com



Graphic Chemical & Ink

"An awesome collection of printing materials, ranging from Arches 88 paper to masa, tableau to flash oil and oil of cloves and the new Createx monoprint inks."...
Sonja Larsen, NPS
www.graphicchemical.net

Herring Cove

Originals/Sharron Huffman
NPS Member
Gyotaku (fish prints) and nature prints
www.sharronhuffman.com

Here's a link to folks that might have information about personal seals or "chops":
www.goodcharacters.com

And another that is very specifically on Chinese seal carving and its history:
www.chinavista.com/experience/seal/seals.html

And here's a whole bunch of stuff from my friend Sonja Larsen at the Nature Printing Society. She's a sweetheart and a treasure trove of information! Thanks my dear!
HELPFUL WEBSITES
for artists and nature printers

www.enasco.com
Those rubber molds of fish and stuff, in case you're not into stamps. Follow this sequence when you get to the home page:
--> Arts & Crafts Materials --> Printmaking --> Gyotaku
www.embossingcandystore.com
TONS of powders to drool over!
www.danielsmith.com
(Need I say more?)
www.sciplus.com
(scientific and art materials surplus)
www.karonimo.com/resources
(info and links)
www.houserice.com
(Japanese store. Shikishi boards, hangers, seal supplies)
www.goodcharacters.com
A WONDERFUL site for things cultural and business-oriented from China!
www.brushpainting.com
(papers, seal supplies, brushes)
www.japanesepaperplace.com
(exactly what it says)
www.graphicchemical.net
(inks, papers, tools, flash oil, clove oil
www.nehoc.com/au/products
(Gocco supplies, info)
www.nettally.com/bethlee
(sources, small books, links)
www.silverdragonstudio.com
(sources for Asian art instruction)
mywebpages.comcast.net
from Beth Lee (inspiring small books)
www.rubberd.com
(rubber stamps, pens, tools)
www.negia.net/~unity/newbie.html
(carving consortium, & making rubber stamps)
www.chopa.com
(things Asian....)
www.chinasprout.com
(This is another site, where you can order customized seals for $25.95 to $35.95 and accessories)
hwr.nici.kun.nl/unipen/kanji
(help with "English to Kanji" translations)
www.blueprintables.com
(cyanotype, sun-sensitive
paper and fabric)
www.greenjadeorientalart.com
(supplies for Oriental calligraphy, sumi-e, and watercolour.)
www.glorybox.com
(beads, PaintShopPro, crafty)
http://members.dencity.com/papers (stamps)
www.ncoif.com/bogus/gyotaku
www.alisascollection.com
(gyotaku artist. pacific)
www.dogearedmagazine.com
(book arts)
www.hiromipaper.com
(Japanese paper, bookbinding and
papermaking supplies)
www.upenn.edu/museum/Games/cuneiform
www.omniglot.com/writing/index
www.omniglot.com/links/yournamein
www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform
www.upennmuseum.com/hieroglyphsreal
www.calligraph.com/cyberscribes
www.calligraph.com/web/callig-graphic
(The above seven sites were forwarded as interesting sources for inspiration.)
www.japanesepaperplace.com
(quality Japanese papers. Prices in Canadian money)
http://members.vienna.at/difr/emain.html
(papermaking resources of all kinds and flavors)
www.gyotakumaui.com
(Natural Impressions Gallery, Hawaii)
www.goodorient.com
(These folks will translate your name - if it's relatively common one - for free into oriental calligraphy...with a minor catch.
www.gammaeditions.com/htm/faq1.htm
(Gamma Pro has GREAT information on giclee printing.)

www.cedarseed.com/pearl/jappaper.html

A great article on the variety of the variety and history of Oriental papers
NPS MEMBER WEBSITES:

www.natureprintingsociety.org
The NPS Official site

www.seagullstudios.com

(Nancy Gorr)
www.hawaiianfishprints.com
(Carrie Brady)
www.jeanraylaury.com
(Jean Ray Laury)
www.sharronhuffman.com
NPS Member

Gyotaku (fish prints) and nature prints


www.ichyprints.com

(Phil Groves)
www.biglobe.ne.jp/~gyotaku
(Mineo Yamamoto)
www.seaeaglebooks.com
(Don Hubbard)
www.catchofthedayoregon.com
(Kay and Don Jenson)
www.bettyauchard.com
(Betty Auchard) An inspiration for me in several ways.


www.botanicals.bizland.com

(Vickie Schumacher)
www.fishprints.co.uk
(may not be up yet)
www.fishprints.net/natureprints.html
(Lori Hatch)
www.finnydippin.com
(Leslie Van Ekeris)
www.renbrown.com/dewees
(Chris Dewees' prints on sale)
...and if you're REALLY into fish, this site is a gold mine! Searches, species, genus, pictures and more! Too cool!!
www.fishbase.org.

And just for fun, this one is too hot to let slide!

The Swimming Fish Cursor Chaser



Bon appétit!

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