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My Handmade Books in Booked 14

Posted in Artist's Book, Artist/Writer, Book Arts Roundtable, Event, Italy, Italy, Melabee M Miller, Photography, South Orange, New Jersey on April 4, 2017 by melabeemiller

The annual exhibit of artists books made by members of the Book Arts Roundtable is now open at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange. It runs until April 22.  Two of my handmade books are on exhibit. Below are some photos and a poster for the show.

My first book below is about my paternal grandfather, Antonio, who came to the US from Sala Consilina, Italy in 1880.  I never met him but I have so many questions for him that I put them together in this accordion book along with photos and documents.

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The next book is made with just two pieces of paper using an interlocking double accordion structure-no sewing or gluing.

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Here is the pertinent information about the show.  Please join us!Book14Flyer.smallerpix

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Holiday Decorating

Posted in Caribbean, Christmas, Digital Image, Lights, Melabee M Miller, Nature, Palm Tree, Photography, Puerto Rico, Winter with tags , , , , on December 23, 2013 by melabeemiller
Palm Trees  © melabee m miller

Palm Trees © melabee m miller

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season!

Melabee

 

 

 

Celebrating Women

Posted in Flowers, Holiday, Melabee M Miller, Nature, Photography, Rose with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by melabeemiller

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March 8th is International Women’s Day, let’s remember all the women in our lives.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Posted in Colors, Holiday, Photography, Valentine's Day with tags , , , , on February 14, 2013 by melabeemiller

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May is National Photography Month

Posted in Colors, Detail, Digital Image, New York City, Photography, Tulip with tags , , , , on May 1, 2012 by melabeemiller

And, it is the perfect time to try photographing something new.

Try taking photos of things that would not be your typical subject.

Try taking photos at an unusual time of the day or from a different height.  A friend once asked if I could shoot from the vantage point of a small dog. This challenge opened my mind to consider radically different viewpoints when photographing.

I hope this inspires you to try something new.  Be sure to let me know.

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My new photo book on Tuscany

Posted in Italy, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, Photography, Summer, Travel, Tuscany with tags , , on September 30, 2011 by melabeemiller

Book CoverI am proud to announce my photo essay, Tuscany June 2011.  The book chronicles my latest adventures in Italy.  You’ve seen some of the photos in previous posts, like this one about Siena, but there are lots more to see.  The book is thirty-six pages filled with photos and available for purchase at Blurb.com.  I am thrilled to share this with you and hope you enjoy the book.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/1930270/0f2aa3b9e6358e158d4b36c8b55f5aa6c414fe29

Siena, Italy

Posted in Digital Image, Duomo, Italy, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, Photography, Siena, Siena, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by melabeemiller

Our next excursion was to Siena, a very large city in comparison to my favorite town, Radda in Chianti.

Siena is well known for the Palio, a spectacular horse race that takes place in the center of the city twice a year.  But we were looking for a different Siena and found some unexpected things.  We were dropped off at San Domenico Basilica where, much to our surprise, we came upon the head and finger of St. Catherine of Siena ( 1347-1380  ).  No photos permitted in the church but, if you’d like, you can see her head here.

Next, we walked on Via Cittá and heard classical music.  Following the sound, we entered the courtyard of the Palazzo Chigi Saracini (This link shows a 180° view-don’t forget to look up.) which houses the Chigiana Musical Academy.   We sat on a bench and lost track of time while we listened to music, worked in our journal, photographed and watched people.

The most wonderful site was the crypt (cripta in Italian) which was re-discovered in 1999 under the Duomo (Cathedral).  I was disappointed because photography was not permitted in this space which was full of incredible frescoes and decorative patterns.  But I had an alternative to photography-my journal.  I made drawings of the areas I wanted to remember.  A whole new world has opened to me.  Now along with my camera, I travel with a notebook and pencil.

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