Accepted to the American Academy of Bookbinding!

Today is a joyful day! I was officially accepted into the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado. I applied for two week-long courses—Introduction to Bookbinding Level 1 and Level 2.

I did a fair amount of research before I took the leap of applying to the American Academy of Bookbinding. No other institution spoke to me quite as much as theirs. I think I might have gone for it too because it reminded me so much of where and how I studied in Freiburg, Germany (which was a dream I'll never forget).

The facilities are pristine and beautiful, and they are situated in a historic skiing town. The classes are small and the instructors are experts! I cannot wait to begin a relationship with this academy that will hopefully span many classes.

The first class takes place in mid-April, and the second class takes place in mid-July. It isn't going to be cheap (and it's going to be cold!) but I cannot pass up the opportunity. When I first decided to start taking classes instead of remaining self-taught, it was truly such a weight off my shoulders. I know that I will progess at such a more rapid and painless pace while in the Academy's faithful hands.

Praise God for this idea and for giving me everything I need to do it.

[The American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO.]

[A peek into the pristine cabin studio]

[Sewing headbands/endbands — Introduction to Bookbinding Level 2]

"Of making many books there is no end." Ecclesiastes 12:12 (taken terribly out of context!)