Naming The Garden: Fifty Flowers and Their Latin Names
Naming The Garden is a collection of photographs that serve as a gentle introduction to identifying flowers by their Latin names. Artist Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord shares her striking photographs of fifty garden flowers with hand-lettered Latin name tags accompanied by pronunciation guides and information about the derivation of both the Latin and common names.
7" x 7", 114 pages, full color
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The Spirit Books
The Spirit Books is an award-winning small-sized coffee table book of art that celebrates the spirit of nature and the book. Spirit Books are the name I have given to wordless contemplative art objects, part sculpture and part book, that I have been creating since 1992. Carefully crafted from natural materials and handmade papers, they take the reader out of the everyday world and into a state of grace and reverence. The 2014 catalog contains evocative images of 34 Spirit Books, explanations of the inspiration behind each one, and an introductory essay by Rosemary Noon.
5.5" x 8.25",78 pages, full color
Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention
Calligraphy: How I Fell In, Out, and In Love Again
The book comes with an oversize postcard with a calligraphed text by me (Calligraphy is a balancing act) on one side and a set of questions to get you started on exploring your journey on the other side.
2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
"Calligraphy is a levelheaded look at the artistic process from someone whose relationship with words constantly shifts. It functions both as a crafter’s catalog and as an autobiography, as well as the record of a Merrimack Valley artist whose work spans decades and has remained invigorating, and grows more profound over time."
Doug Sparks, Merrimack Valley Magazine
8.5" x 11", 154 pages, full color
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Art Lessons: Reflections From An Artist's Life
Art Lessons is about my relationship to my work—what inspires me and keeps me going. Part personal story and part reflection, the book contains seven essays which begin with hand-lettered quotes. Each contains hard-won truths that I have learned during my years of making art: the role of patience, the development of the critical eye, the struggle with perfection, and the idea that an artist's best teacher is the work itself.
4.5" x 5.75",40 pages, black and white
Suffragists Speak: Hand-Lettered Quotes To Celebrate The 100th Anniversary of Women's Right To Vote
Using the first Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 as the starting point, the journey to suffrage for women in the United States took 72 years. It was long, arduous, and complex. Issues of race and class arose as generations of diverse women grappled with abolition, immigration, and temperance, as well as the question of when and if to compromise. Suffragists Speak offers a deeper understanding of the women whose lives were dominated by the struggle. Since the fight for equal rights continues, their words still resonate with meaning and inspiration.
8.25" x 6", 32 pages, black and white
20% of the sales from Suffragists Speak will be donated to Fair Fight, the organization founded by Stacey Abrams which fights to protect the vote.
Words For Our Time
8.5" x 11", 36 pages, full color
Handmade Books For A Healthy Planet
8.5" x 8.5", 130 pages, color cover, black and white interior