Peter and Donna Thomas have been making fine press and artist's books for over 40 years. When they started, as craftspeople at Renaissance Faires, they fell in love with the graceful beauty of "gypsy wagon" caravans that other vendors had made to sleep in or use as booths for selling their wares. In 2009 Peter and Donna built their own tiny home on wheels, designed after a typical late 19th century Redding Wagon. This blog documents their trips around the country, taken to sell their artists' books, teach book arts workshops, and talk about making books as art; as well as to seek out and experience the beauty of the many different landscapes found across the USA.

Peter and Donna started their business in 1977 and made their first book in 1978, so from 2017-18 are traveling to celebrate 40 years of making books with shows in a dozen libraries across the country. See the schedule on the side bar to find if they are coming to a town near you....

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Road is Calling

We've decided to leave on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. Do you want to celebrate with us? Please come to our house at 260 15th Ave. We will figure out some kind of gypsy ritual to perform to fire us up, then you can watch Peter maneuver the wagon out of the driveway and wave goodbye!
Thanks to all of you who are sending the good thoughts...

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