Stolen Pride: Sketchbook June 2021- Stolen Pride: Sketchbook June 2021-
The Book of Errors The Book of Errors
The Women’s ABC Book The Women’s ABC Book
Cape Girardeau Apr 2018-Nov 2018 Cape Girardeau Apr 2018-Nov 2018
The Cell Phone Diaries The Cell Phone Diaries
Cape Girardeau Jul 2017-Feb 2018 Cape Girardeau Jul 2017-Feb 2018
Cape Girardeau Summer 2016-Summer 2017 Cape Girardeau Summer 2016-Summer 2017
Cape Girardeau Spring 2016 Cape Girardeau Spring 2016
The Sketchbook Project: It’s a Boy! The Sketchbook Project: It’s a Boy!
Assorted Pregnancy Sketchbook Drawings Assorted Pregnancy Sketchbook Drawings
Altered Book: Mississippi Altered Book: Mississippi
Dear Google: What is the Cutest Puppy Ever? Dear Google: What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?
Facebook Profile Pictures Drawing Project Facebook Profile Pictures Drawing Project
Kentucky to Ohio Kentucky to Ohio
Last of Kentucky Last of Kentucky
Murray, KY Murray, KY
Every Day Matters Challenges Every Day Matters Challenges
Field Guide, Vol. V Field Guide, Vol. V
Baton Rouge, LA: Handmade Book Baton Rouge, LA: Handmade Book
Field Guide, Vol. I Field Guide, Vol. I
Athens, GA: Landscape Book Athens, GA: Landscape Book
Athens, GA: Large Black Spiral Athens, GA: Large Black Spiral
New Orleans, LA: End of BFA New Orleans, LA: End of BFA
Altered Book: New Orleans, LA Altered Book: New Orleans, LA
Confessional: An Illustrated Zine Confessional: An Illustrated Zine
Post-Katrina Post-Katrina
Large Periwinkle Blue Spiral Sketchbook Large Periwinkle Blue Spiral Sketchbook
High School: Senior Year High School: Senior Year

I have filled one or more sketchbooks annually since around 1992. When I last counted in 2019, I found 81 volumes total, some of which are documented on this page. That means I fill approximately 3 sketchbooks a year. That average holds  true, with some variation, of course. My Book of Errorsat over 500 pages, took me an entire year to fill. Some smaller tomes, such as the book I filled for The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn, NY, went faster.

In undergraduate and graduate school, I began binding my own books. I deviated from this practice in the years afterwards due to time constraints and the breadth of my artistic interests, but I have returned to valuing binding my own books to create a sort of hybrid of sketchbook at artist book. I use up-cycled materials and prints for the interior folios and the cover.

I tend to favor coptic stitch and long stitch techniques, for their ability to lie flat, hold up to lots of abuse (I carry my books everywhere and have 2 children), look elegant, and allow me to easily use repurposed materials in their construction, including a variety of page sizes that do not have to be uniform. I recommend Keith Smith’s Binding Without Paste or Glue to anyone wishing to learn these stitches.