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....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gypsy wagon pictures

We are in the New Mexico desert, or is it Arizona, or is it Colorado, well actually right now it is Utah, but only for a few more miles.... We are in the "Canyonlands" area of the southwest, where the red rocks and sandy washes and slot canyons abound.

We just took a mighty nice picture of the front of the wagon, so I just had to post it and show it off.

Paria Canyon, near a great campground, "Paria Canyon Guest Ranch"

Then as long as we were showing pictures of our gypsy wagon we want to show you pictures of wagons we saw in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

And, here are a few more almost gypsy wagons...

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