Monthly Archives: September 2009

Making a Star Book and Quebec Wine

I got a request from a Mom to make a book to show Polaroid Transfer Photos of her son’s wedding.
Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NYI immediately thought of a Star Book, when opened it displays all the photos in a circle.

Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

I used my handmade paper for the front and back cover, making an opening in the front for a photo.  The larger pages are a heavy graphic stock and the small pages
where the photos were presented were Reeves BFK.

Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The main pages use a hinge to bind themselves to each other.
The hinge is made from a handmade paper from Montreal.

Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

The Reeves paper that presents the photos is cut small and pasted onto the larger pages so that it moves forward and pops toward the viewer as the book is opened.

Book Arts in the Adirondacks by Terrance D Young, Young's Studio & Gallery, Jay NY

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Wine Tour in Southern Quebec

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Just over the Vermont border within 12 miles there is a wine tour.  Maps are available in many places.  Large and small wineries are sprinkled around and the countryside is the most pleasant to drive through.  There was very little traffic on the day we were traveling and every farm and house along the route was
beautifully kept and scenic.

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 In some of the wineries they had displays of old equipment.

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Each winery had bar and retail area, the charge was 50 cents for a tiny glass, but it’s usually enough to decide whether I like it not.  I’m no pro for sure
but I know what I like.

We learned that because of the short growing cycle up north, it is harder to establish the tannens in the wine and therefore the dryness.  We wound up getting more dessert wines than anything.

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One of the wineries had a very nice sculpture garden, but all the wineries had interesting things to look at.

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Along the route was a pottery.  They had very interesting grounds, full of sculptures and fountains and footpaths.

They have similar business experiences like we have in the states as far as making livings as artists.

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Quite a few wineries had open air pavilions where they must have samplings and parties. Every winery was very free with their property, you had to pay for the wine but otherwise you could wander the vineyards and buildings.
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