IN THEIR GYPSY WAGON BOOKMOBILE

We have been making fine press and artist's books for over 30 years. When we started, as craftspeople at Renaissance Faires, we fell in love with the "gypsy wagons" that other vendors had built to sleep in or to sell their wares from. We built this wagon in 2009, designed after a typical 1900s Redding style English Gypsy Wagon. We are now traveling around the country to sell our books, teach book arts workshops, talk about books as artworks and to seek out beauty in the USA.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Two Gypsy wagons are better than one.


Remember how we made a pilgrimage to Muir’s boyhood home and then to all the Muir sites at the University of Wisconsin? Well, yesterday we made a pilgrimage to East Troy and spent the day visiting with Jim and Loi of www.gypsytrailersusa.com.

We first contacted Jim about 5 years ago when we saw his web site, and when we found his home was only 20 miles outside of Milwaukee we realized it would be possible to visit on this trip. Jim and Loi are artists and Jim is definitely an outsider artist. I think in this case pictures will speak louder than words so let us show you his wagon and his home. By the way Jims wagon is for sale for $8900 (he has $11,000 in receipts for materials and did all the labor himself). Check out his web site.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Beautiful! So nice that your wagon could spend some time with a friend. Now my Book Wagon misses you even more. He hasn't had a friend spend the night since you left Pocatello.