The Bonefolder

The Bonefolder describes itself as a peer-reviewed, open-access journal on bookbinding and the book arts. The journal is delivered in PDF format which means you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
It describes itself as:

The Bonefolder publishes significant articles by established and emerging authorities on a variety of book arts topics. These include hand bookbinding, teaching, business practice, the history of the book, the book as art, general tips & tricks, exhibitions, how-to technical articles, and reviews.

For anyone interested in the book arts this journal would be of interest

Beaded prayer parcels

Sonya Clarke commenced the Beaded Prayers Project years ago now. I met her in 2000 when she was an artist in residence at the Canberra School of art. At the time she spoke about getting a website but I did not realise it had happened.

The project now weighs in at over 4000 beaded prayers. It was inspired by African amulets. In each little beaded parcel is a prayer (or that’s what I put in mine when I made one) or a message. Soya explains the idea on her site.

The project is now over but what a good swap it would make – No I am not going to start it as I have too much on my plate already. If anyone else wants to run with idea please do as the idealist side of me likes the idea of swapping little beaded parcels stuffed with secret prayers around the globe. They are only tiny the largest being the size of an artist trading card and it would be so much fun!