Drawing and painting a mini-book

Here is a great way that one of our members, Carol, used the mini folding book she made in last month's meeting with artist Jeka Lambert. Carol painted and drew across the whole page and turned the mini book into a unique, handmade birthday card for her daughter. Cheers to artists trying new things and expressing their creativity in new ways!

mini book concord art association


November Mini Art Show Winners

Fall by Claudette Haisley concord art association
1st place:  Fall by Claudette Haisley - watercolor

Harbor Master, Benicia by Carol Husslein concord art association
2nd place (tie):  Harbor Master, Benicia by Carol Husslein - watercolor

Leaves by Cathy McNutt concord art association
2nd place (tie):  Leaves by Cathy McNutt - watercolor

Clean-up Time at Giverny by Betty McBride concord art association
2nd place (tie):  Clean-up Time at Giverny by Betty McBride - watercolor

Japanese Head by Dorothy Wood concord art association
3rd place:  Japanese Head by Dorothy Wood - colored pencil


Artist Demo with Jeka Lambert

mandala mini book jeka lambert

At this month's meeting, we got to be kids again! There was paper folding, paper cutting...and glue was involved. And lots of laughter along the way.

Artist Jeka Lambert shared her collection of creative mini books with us, some of which are shown here, and she led our group through the process of creating our own tiny blank origami-style books, upon which we can paint, draw or even collage.

stencil cut mini book jeka lambert

Jeka is entering some of her mini books into the 2016 Traveling Tiny Book Exhibit. Their call for entries is happening now (click the link for details) - the deadline to submit your own mini books is 12/1/15.


Jeka has been teaching art journaling and other creative classes at Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation, and the Concord Library. Her beaded jewelry work has been included in international juried shows, books and magazines. She majored in costume design for theater at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and holds a certificate in Interior Architecture from UC Berkeley Extension.